Driver Search

Pukekohe Saturday 31st August

We’re on the hunt for an exceptional racer to drive one of our Scholarship Actyon Racing Ute in the upcoming series.
If you are selected as a driver, you will win the use of an Actyon Racing Ute for the entire season. This is open to all drivers with a valid Motorsport NZ competition licence.

Selection Process

The assessment day will be held at Pukekohe Park Raceway on Saturday the 31st of August 2019. It will be the responsibility of the selected candidates to organise their own travel arrangements to and from the track and any cost that this may incur.

What to Bring:
  • Applicants must also bring their own race and fitness gear. The cost of the day is $295.00 plus GST payable on acceptance of entry.
  • Helmet
  • Hans or similar
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Fireproof Underwear
  • Trainers
  • Shorts
  • T Shirt
Format of the day will be as follows:
  • Welcome and introduction by Mark Petch - SsangYong Actyong Racing Series Coordinator.
  • Driver briefing.
  • On-track driving assessment.
  • Successful applicant announced end of final day.
Terms and Conditions*:
  • The Driver agrees to adhere to the NZ MotorSport Code of Ethics and Driver Conduct.
  • Be available for all appointments, team meetings, public engagements and media requirements as directed by the SsangYong Dealer Team.
  • Attend ALL race meetings as set out in the SsangYong Race Series 2019/2020 Calendar.
  • SsangYong has the right to terminate the drivers Scholarship without notice should you fail to comply of be in breach with any of the terms and conditions.
  • SsangYong decision on the selection of the recipients for the scholarship car is final and no correspondence will be entered into thereafter.

*Full terms and conditions provided on acceptance of application.

Winner's Testimonials
It was a huge privilege to be the recipient of the 2017-18 SsangYong Scholarship. In essentially my first season of racing, the resources the scholarship offered me immensely accelerated my progress as a driver. This included additional training with Alexandra Whitley and support from SsangYong Dealer Team.

I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to work with ssang yong and I consider the scholarship a major catalyst of my success to date. I wish the best of luck to this years applicants! I have no moved up through the motorsport ranks and currently race in Australia.
Peter Vodanovich

2017/2018 Winner

Receiving the 2018/19 Scholarship was a fantastic opportunity for my racing, with being an Aussie and having such a long summer break from racing it was great to be able to stay in a race seat all summer and especially in such a competitive category. I gained a huge amount of race craft with the door to door racing of the Ssangyong Racing Series and learnt so much car control. Everyone in the category is extremely helpful and very welcoming. The scholarship also helped with my growth and progress as a driver when coming back to Australia to compete in Aussie Racing Cars. For any girls out there looking for a race seat, Ssangyong Racing Series is the place to be!
Charlotte Poynting


Application Form

* required information
File Upload * (Motor Racing CV to date)
File Upload 2 * (Photo - include head and shoulders)
File Upload 3 * (Letter of introduction and reason for application, goals and ambitions for the future. Why you feel you are the best candidate for the SDT Scholarship.)
* I confirm that all the information I have given is true and complete and accept the terms and conditions.