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Team USA Nominee: Ben Searcy

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted September 2, 2009 at 2:36 pm Team USA Scholarship

Ben Searcy, 18- Tuscaloosa, AlabamaBen Searcy

Current Season: Ben just completed his freshman year in the F2000 Championship, finishing fourth overall.  He led all rookies, earning the prestigious “Rookie of the Year” honor.  He finished the season with 3 wins and 4 podiums.  His inaugural win came on a rain soaked VIR circuit.

Previous Experience:

  • Karting
  • Skip Barber Regional
  • (2007-2008) Skip Barber National (limited events)

Why He Would Be A Good Selection: Ben always impressed me in karts.  This year, as noted above, he made the transition to the F2000 Championship.  He turned-a-lot-of heads by winning his first-ever race in a F2000 car, showcasing his raw speed.  This was clearly a learning year for Ben, but if he continues to develop like he has been… I have high hopes for his career.  He adapts to a car very quickly and if he is chosen to represent Team USA, I fully expect him to be fast right out of the box.

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