2017 Season Preview

Nineteen-year-old Ben Hurst of Oakville, Ontario has lots in store for his 2017 race season. He continues his relationship with Brian Graham Racing having signed on to race for them for his third consecutive season and they’ve planned a schedule that will take them to the United States, Ontario, and Quebec.

His season gets underway quickly in the New Year as he will travel down to Florida to contest the F1600 Homestead SCCA Majors that are running from January 5th- 8th, 2017 before he heads back to the University of Manchester in England to resume his first year of Sports Management Studies.

“I feel really good heading into Homestead,” Hurst commented. “I can’t wait to get back into the car, it’s been a couple months since I’ve driven but I’ve done a lot of racing since I was there last year so I’m hoping for a good result.

“I’ve continued my training with Total Balance Oakville over the off-season and feeling good mentally and physically for the upcoming season.” He adds of his off-season.

Hurst and Graham have planned a six race schedule that kicks off with the Homestead SCCA Majors running from January 5-8th, and includes the VIR SCCA Majors from April 14-16th, the Toyo Tires Ontario Series race at CTMP on June 13th-15th, the Formula Tour 1600 Summer Classic races at Le Circuit Mont Tremblant on July 21-23, GP3R on August 11-12th and the Toyo Tires Ontario Series races taking place at Calabogie on August 25th-27th.

“I’m really excited for the coming season,” Hurst remarked. “I’ll be doing a bit of everything this season racing in the US, Quebec, and Ontario and I’m looking forward to the challenge that presents. I’ve planned visits to some new tracks and old favorites such as the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, and Virginia International Raceway. I have a few little surprises planned along the way but more to come on those later.”

Hurst is the Toyo Tires Formula 1600 Championship Rookie of the Year from 2015, BARC’s Best New Driver 2015 and a Team Canada Scholarship 2016 nominee. He is proud to represent JRP and Total Balance fitness.