Walter Hayes Trophy

The Walter Hayes Trophy is a non-championship Formula Ford race. Sanctioned by the Historic Sports Car Club and created by James Beckett the race has grown into the most prestigious Formula Ford race worldwide. The race is held annually in November at the Silverstone Circuit.

HistoryEdit

Walter Hayes was a Ford public relations executives. As the public relations executive Hayes was very much involved with racing. Hayes died on 26 December 2000, aged 76.

The first Walter Hayes Trophy was held at Silverstone between 26 and 28 August 2001. Neil Fowler won the inaugural race in a classic Lola T200 beating 48 competitors.[1] The 2001 race was the only Trophy held in August as part of the Silverstone Historic Festival. The race was sanctioned by the BRDC.[2] As of 2002 the race is a stand-alone event hosted by the HSCC. Gavin Wills won the race in 2002. Joey Foster won the race three times in succession in 2003, 2004 and 2005 in Reynard chassis. Foster is the most successful Walter Hayes Trophy racer along with Peter Dempsey, both winning the race three times. Three Team USA Scholarship racers won the race, Conor Daly in 2008, Connor De Phillippi in 2009 and Tristan Nunez in 2012. Fellow Team USA Scholarship driver Oliver Askew finished second in 2016.[3]

WinnersEdit

Year Driver Team Car
2001   Neil Fowler Neil Fowler Lola T200
2002   Gavin Wills Team West-Tec Swift SC92
2003   Joey Foster Marque Cars Reynard 92FF
2004   Joey Foster Marque Cars Reynard 89FF
2005   Joey Foster Marque Cars Reynard 89FF
2006   Peter Dempsey Cliff Dempsey Racing Ray GRS06
2007   Peter Dempsey Cliff Dempsey Racing Ray GRS05
2008   Conor Daly Cliff Dempsey Racing Ray GRS07/08
2009   Connor De Phillippi Cliff Dempsey Racing Ray GRS08
2010   Peter Dempsey Cliff Dempsey Racing Ray GRS05
2011   Adrian Campfield Kevin Mills Racing Spectrum 011C
2012   Tristan Nunez Cliff Dempsey Racing Ray GRS08
2013   Scott Malvern Kevin Mills Racing Spectrum
2014   Wayne Boyd Medina Motorsport Van Diemen MS13
2015   Graham Carroll BM Racing Van Diemen JL13
2016   Niall Murray Bernard Dolan Racing Van Diemen RF99
2017   Michael Moyers Kevin Mills Racing Spectrum 011C
2018   Michael Moyers Kevin Mills Racing Spectrum 011C
2019   Jordan Dempsey Kevin Mills Racing Spectrum 011C

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Walter Hayes Trophy (2001-to date)". Motorsport Winners.
  2. ^ "Walter Hayes and the best investment in F1". Walter Hayes. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Alumni". Team USA Scholarship. Retrieved 26 October 2017.