The Lucas Oil School of Racing and Pippa Mann has announced recipients of the Pippa Mann Scholarship, including Kaylee Bryson, 17, of Muskogee. Kaylee is BoJangles Summer Shootout Series Legends, 2015 Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout Restricted “A” class champion. The group will participate in an upcoming Lucas Oil School of Racing Basic 2-Day program, while Linscott will participate in an Advanced 2-Day program. Willis recently completed her Basic 2-Day at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park and will continue her training with Mann later in the season.
“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to continue working with the next generation of up and coming female racers with the Lucas Oil School of Racing”, said Pippa Mann, the first woman to earn a pole at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “Helping young women make that first step into open-wheel cars continues to be a personal dream of mine, and I continue to be extremely thankful to the Enersons, and to the School, for providing me with the platform to do just that. With the response rate we’ve had from the first two rounds, we continue to grow this program and the influence it will have on future female racers.”
“In the second year of the scholarship we’ve seen an improvement in both the quantity and quality of applications”, noted Lucas Oil School of Racing Founder and CEO Neil Enerson. “The future of women in racing is getting stronger, and we can’t wait to see how this second group of drivers perform.”
Earlier this summer, Kaylee drove at the NASCAR track in Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of a development program there.
Kaylee will be attending the Sebring International Raceway November 1 and 2, according to her mother, Jessica Bell Gibson.