Race ace Jack wins again

Jack Harvey EMN-141117-095518002
Jack Harvey EMN-141117-095518002

Racing driver Jack Harvey has won the Lincolnshire Sportsman of the Year Award for the second year running.

The Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver faced tough competition in the form of national champion windsurfer Robert York and junior shooting champion Christopher Jarratt, who were both shortlisted for the award.

Jack’s sporting achievements were first recognised by the Lincolnshire Sports Awards in 2010 when he won the Young Sportsman of the Year Award.

He then went on to win the Sportsman of the Year Award in 2013 following a successful first season in GP3 where he finished as the highest placed rookie.

This year’s award is again in recognition of another outstanding season in motor racing.

Competing in the Indy Lights Series in the United States with Team Schmidt Peterson Motorsport, Jack, of Bassingham, had a superb first year and dominated the second half of the season, winning four of the last five races to finish tied on points for the championship title.

“To win the Sportsman of the Year Award for the second year in a row is a real honour,” said Jack.

“This year I have been racing out in America, so to be recognised back home for what I am doing in Indy Lights means a lot to me.

“Sadly I wasn’t able to attend the awards ceremony as I am currently still out in the States, but my parents collected the award on my behalf which was fitting considering all the support they have shown me over the years.”

l Jack is a former Sleaford Standard Junior Sportsperson of the Year and Sportsman of the Year award winner.