Bassingham racing driver Jack Harvey has won the prestigious Earl Howe Trophy at the 2014 British Racing Drivers’ Club Awards.
The award is presented to the highest-placed British driver in the Indy 500 race, or the British driver with the ‘most meritorious performance’ of the year in North America.
Jack’s outstanding first season in Indy Lights this year saw him finish in second place in the drivers’ championship; tied on points with the championship’s winner - despite it being his debut year racing in America and in Indy Lights. He scored 10 podium finishes and dominated the second half of the season, winning four of the last five races.
“In the past this award has almost always gone to an Indy Car driver so it’s a special feeling to receive it in my first year in Indy Lights. The BRDC is such a prestigious club so to receive an award from them is a very proud moment,” commented Jack.
“It is also nice to know that despite racing in America this year, that people are still following me from the other side of the Pond. It’s been a great year but there has also been a lot of hard work, so it’s an awesome feeling to get an award like this that recognises everything that has gone into achieving the results this season.”