Clitheroe rally driver Tommi Meadows has been announced as one of five up and coming motorsport stars to be in with a shot at the MSA Young Driver of the Year title for 2017.
The award is open to members of the elite sportsman MSA Academy Programme at Loughborough College, with the finalists carefully selected by the Motorsports Association.
The five hopefuls will go head to head on December 1st at iZone Performance in a series of tests, while being assessed throughout the day by a panel of judges, who will then decide the winner.
It has been a difficult year for Meadows with a number of mechanical failures leading to some early retirements on his maiden season in the BTRDA Rally Series.
Meadows is aiming to take the opportunity with both hands: “It’s exciting to be a finalist for the MSA Young Driver of the Year award, and a chance to end the year on a positive after a tough season for me.
“Whatever the outcome, I’m sure the shootout will be a fantastic experience and I can’t wait to get going.”
Next year will see the teenager return to the BTRDA series, once again driving the S1400 Ford KA that he campaigned this year.
“Next year is looking good and we’ve made a couple of upgrades to the car which should stand us in good stead.
“Let’s just wait and see how things pan out.”