William Ferguson Awarded 2021 VMB Driver Development Scholarship


2020 was an extremely rough year for everyone, so many people have lost loved ones, their jobs and their businesses, our thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of those families. As we head into the 2021 season we hope to get in all of the racing this year while maintaining safety and having fun!


Heading into 2020, William Ferguson, was getting in tons of practice in the shifter kart for 2020 would be his rookie year in the ROK Shifter Sr. category. With a strong finish at ROK the Rio in 2019 he was going into Challenge of the Americas with a high level of confidence but no expectations since his first shifter kart race would be at the national level. Ferguson went on to finish 11th place in round one and 2nd place the day after in round two. Calspeed was a much tougher race for the rookie driver, he was able to pull off a 4th place finish in round 3, however, in round 4 he suffered from technical difficulties and limped home in 23rd. Not long after that he was notified by the SpeedSense Motorsports team principal, Austin Elliott, that he had been nominated for the VMB Driver Development Scholarship.



After missing the first 4 rounds of the championship during his rookie year as an F4 driver, Ferguson went on to grab 2 podiums at his first ever race weekend in an F4 car, 3 pole positions, and won 3 out of the 8 races he entered. By the end of the 2020 season he had claimed the Northern California SCCA regional championship title and 2nd in the Formula Pro USA West Coast Championship.



Now, as we dive into the 2021 season, Ferguson was again chosen as the VMB Driver Development Scholarship recipient for this year. He started off this year at Thunderhill Raceway with pole position, a victory and a second place finish. Since he will be able to compete in every race this season, he is aiming for the championship title. “I’m super hopeful for the 2021 season”, says Ferguson. “I didn’t get to compete in the entire West Coast F4 championship last year so I really want to thank VMB Driver Development, Andy Brown, Steve Brisentine, and the World Speed team for supporting me and giving me another shot at the championship.”