22-year-old Jaden Conwright awarded first IMSA Diverse Driver Development Scholarship

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By Colin Wood
Jan 6, 2022 | IMSA, Diverse Driver Development Scholarship, Jaden Conwright

Photograph Courtesy IMSA

It’s no secret that racing is an expensive hobby–especially when you start competing professionally.

Knowing this, IMSA is working to become “a more diverse and welcoming paddock for anyone–not just drivers–with a passion to work in the sport,” starting with its IMSA Diverse Driver Development Scholarship.

And now, IMSA has just announced the inaugural winner of that scholarship: 22-year-old Jaden Conwright.

As IMSA President John Doonan explains, Conwright was specifically chosen out of the 10 selected finalists because of “his experience, his knowledge and his ability to manage the financial side of the business,” on top of being “persistent in climbing the motorsports ladder, showing his talent at all levels along the way.”

Conwright–who notes that he doesn’t want to be specifically remembered as the first scholarship winner, but “the first in a long line of recipients who help open the door to people from all backgrounds interested in pursuing a career in sports car racing”–previously raced in several different series including karts, the Formula 4 Italian Championship, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.

Conwright’s 2022 WeatherTech Championship team is set to be announced soon, though he has also been named a Lamborghini GT3 Junior Driver for 2022.

For more information bout IMSA or the Diverse Driver Development Scholarship, visit IMSA.com.

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