Congratulation to Elisabeth Flannagan of Philadelphia
Congratulation to Elisabeth Flannagan of Philadelphia, Winner of the SCCA Wendi Allen Scholarship.
In its second year awarded, the scholarship provides financial support to offset travel costs to National Solo events. In addition, the Club will waive entry fees to National events for these two drivers and work with the Solo community, and its commercial partners, to seek out other forms of support for the winners. This includes, but it not limited to, driver training, mentoring, product support and logistical assistance.
The award is given to two female soloists who not only display a high level of driving talent, but also a deep involvement in the Solo Community.
Flannagan, who works as a therapist for children in foster care, said she has been able to get some good behind-the-wheel experience near her home. Additionally, she will be using the scholarship funds to make sure she is at the Tire Rack National Championships, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
“I haven’t been able to stop smiling since I was notified that I won,” Flannagan said. “It’s the biggest honor I have ever received in my life. To be recognized by these women is truly amazing.
“The Philadelphia region is the best place to be an autocrosser. There are so many opportunities happening throughout the summer months. In fact, I knew that the ProSolo event at MetLife Stadium was going to fill up fast. So just after the event opened, I had to run out to my car in the middle of a ballet class just to make sure I got entered.”