(Topeka, KS and Santa Clarita, CA – November 13, 2015) As part of their emphasis on assisting in the development of the next generation of racers, SCCA Pro Racing, Ltd., in concert with Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD) are pleased to present the Derek Daly Academy driver development seminar conducted by former Formula One and IndyCar driver Derek Daly, on December 12, 2015, at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Indianapolis.
The “What if it’s YOU” seminar is focused on the biggest dilemma young drivers and parents face when attempting to develop a career in motorsports: How do I position myself for success? This free seminar endeavors to assist young racers and their parents when building a structure, which will answer this key question. Seminar topics will cover young driver career development, sponsorship and funding, leveraging resources, relationship development, and more.
Daly, who won the 1977 British Formula 3 Championship, raced in Formula One and at the Indy 500 for 11 years. He is the founder of Derek Daly Academy, a Management and Career Development company dedicated to motorsports.
“Knowledge and experience are kings when developing young elite motorsports athletes, and this seminar will outline for drivers and parents the absolute key moves that they can make to increase their chances for success,” said Daly.
The PRI Show is the keystone of the racing industry week and is the largest gathering of motorsports professionals in the world. The show is the ideal location to conduct Derek’s “What if it’s YOU” Seminar, as attendees across all racing segments will be present.
SCCA Pro Racing’s fundamental premise is to create opportunities to develop the next generation of American racers.
“SCCA Pro Racing’s newly launched FIA-certified F4 U.S. Championship Powered by Honda series offers a comprehensive driver development platform encompassing all key aspects important to young driver development – affordable product, low operating expense, lots of track time, driver branding and marketing seminars, and broad exposure,” commented Robert Clarke, President and CEO of SCCA Pro Racing.
Honda Performance Development is Honda’s U.S. racing company and supports both pinnacle and grassroots racing efforts. Racer support is a cornerstone of HPD’s Racing Line program, which offers HPD-developed parts and engineering support to all levels of Honda grassroots racers.
“This seminar is another example of how HPD endeavors to support the grassroots racing community,” said Jeff Barrow, Commercial Motorsports Manager. “Our Racing Line program isn’t simply technical and engineering support; we also want to help develop the next generation of Honda champions.”
Derek's presentation will take place in Seminar Rooms 231-232 (for expanded seating capacity) at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The presentation will take place from 8 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015. This seminar is offered to all PRI Show attendees, however attendance will be limited to 100.