Deatils of the 2013 John Easson Award have just been released today regarding this year's 'scholarship' prize.The competition is open to any rally driver under the age of 25 years, whether experienced or inexperienced, so don't think it can't be you - unless you lie about your age.
It's relatively easy to enter as anyone who is currently competing on a fairly regular basis will have all the necessary information to hand to complete the entry submission. There is no standardised formal entry procedure so there is room for someone with a bit of flair to make a sound case to the judging panel.
So why bother? The prize is financial support to the tune of £4,000 towards next year's rallying campaign. That's all the Entry Fees covered for a full season of Scottish forest rallying, or enough for the full Tarmack series and a few sets of tyres.So it's seriously worthwhile.
Early winners of the award had an association with the Tour of Mull Rally but the scope of the competition has now been widened. When John Easson passed away 12 years ago he left a bequest to support an up and coming young driver. He himself was a passionate driver, co-driver and organiser and was actually involved in the early days of computerised rally results when they were being introduced in the early 1980s.
So the annual John Easson Award is a fitting tribute to one of the good guys.
The text of the full Press Release from 2300 Club is here.