The Lucas Oil School of Racing and Pippa Mann are pleased to announce their initial group of recipients of the Pippa Mann Scholarship:
- Hannah Adair, 23, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Lucas Oil POWRi Midget Series
- Zoey Edenholm, 16, Scottsdale, Arizona. SuperKarts! USA, Rotax Max Challenge
- Taylor Maas, 14, Caledonia, Wisconsin. Badger Kart Club, Route 66 Sprint Series, United States Pro Kart Series, World Karting Association
- Arie Venberg, 16, Prior Lake, Minnesota. Route 66 Sprint Series, SuperKarts! USA, United States Pro Kart Series, World Karting Association
Adair, Maas, and Venberg will each participate in an upcoming Lucas Oil School of Racing Basic 2-Day program. Edenholm, who recently participated in the Chris Griffis Memorial Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will complete a 2-Day Advanced Lapping program in the near future. Abby McLaughlin (above, with Mann), previously announced as a Pippa Mann Scholarship driver, completed her Basic 2-Day recently at Sebring International Raceway. Further, a second set of drivers has been identified, and will be evaluated during the 2018 season possible future participation in the Scholarship program later in the year.
“To have the level, and quality of applicants that we had for this scholarship upon announcing it actually gave the panel and I some extremely tough decisions to make”, said Pippa Mann. “To have this opportunity to work with and hopefully help the next generation of female racers has been something of a dream of mine for many years now. I’m incredibly grateful to Neil Enerson, and the Lucas Oil School of Racing for being the catalysts who have enable me to turn this dream into a reality.”
“The goal of the Pippa Mann Scholarship is to find talented young women racers and help them move up through the ranks, to win races and championships”, noted Lucas Oil School of Racing Founder and CEO Neil Enerson. “This first group of represents a good variety of different backgrounds and levels of experience before coming into the Lucas Oil School of Racing program.”
About Pippa Mann
After racing in karts and open wheel cars in her native England and Europe, Pippa Mann moved to the U.S. in 2009 to compete in Indy Lights. Mann is the first woman to win an Indy Lights race (Kentucky, 2010), and the first woman to earn a pole of any type at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2010 Freedom 100). She made her first career Verizon IndyCar Series debut at the 2011 Indianapolis 500, and has competed in every 500 since 2013, with a best finish to date of 17th. Mann is also the fastest woman ever at IMS, recording a 230.103 MPH lap during Fast Friday at the 2017 Indy 500.
Beyond the 500, Pippa has also raced in select sports car races in 2017, with 2 podium finishes from 3 race weekends, races in karts whenever her schedule allows.