Career so far...
Scott has always had a strong passion for motorsport, from as young as three years old Scott would sit and watch Formula One at home on TV, although this was not the spark that would lead Scott into the world of Karting, it was a visit to a local kart track in Brentwood for a friends birthday party that gave Scott his first taste of racing, after six months of Scott returned to the track with his Father and showed great ability from the word go! So much so that within weeks he had climbed to the top of Brentwood's Cadet Club Table, with this it was decided to take the next step into Cadet Karting.
Lydd International Raceway would be the location for the first test in a real race kart. It was wet but Scott took to it like a Duck to Water! At the age of Nine, Scott took part in his first race as a Novice at Buckmore Park and proceeded to win all Five of his novice races, success in cadets followed swiftly taking three club championships in 1999 and 2000 and also a seeded number in the National Championship! Scott moved on to the then large grids of Junior TKM and won his debut race in the class, this was a feat rarely achieved by a driver of 11 years of age racing against 16 year olds! Unfortunately the winning did not continue in that manner, this was mainly due to the fact that unlike most other drivers in motorsport, Scott does not come from a wealthy background, his mother is the Manageress of a local supermarket and his father works for the NHS and so the majority of the money to go racing was relied on coming from sponsors, as a result, a shortfall in the required budget severely restricted seat time, and so the next few years would be tough going.
That was until in 2004 when Project One's Gerard Cox took Scott in giving him as much help as possible, Scott would stay in Project One for the rest of his karting career taking seeded numbers in three different classes over four years, including becoming TKM Extreme Vice Champion, Renault Elite League Vice Champion and winning the prestigious Renault Champion of Champions in Super Libre! After taking top ten finishes in the national Intercontinental A championship and also in International Kart GP in 2006, Scott decided to start 2007 with the aim of doing the same again with his tiny budget but this time in the top category, Formula A. After a strong showing in the season opener at Wigan, qualifying on the front row, it was not enough to compete with the huge budgets of his competitors and so bowed out of his 2007 campaign, even though Scott was working three jobs and training to try and raise the funds.
Undeterred by this, Scott set about raising the budget to move into single seater cars, this again proved extremely difficult and so decided to take a back seat for 2008 set about using his time productively, Scott managed to get a job with reigning Formula Ford Champions, Jamun Racing as number 1 mechanic on Tim Blanchard's Mygale. The year proved to be a valuable insight into the mechanical and engineering side of motorsport, something very few drivers have on their CV. Having undertaken such responsibility and spannered Tim's car to 2nd in the championship, narrowly missing out on the championship and 3rd in the Formula Ford Festival, Scott set about making good use of his new found knowledge by testing for various Formula Ford teams late in 2008 setting impressive times and flawless drives for a Car racing novice.
2009 saw Scott enter the highly competitive Webcon UK Formula Ford 1600 National Championship with race winning team Cliff Dempsey Racing, this proved to be one of Scott's finest season's to date narrowly missing out on a win on his car racing debut at Mondello Park, but all was repaid at the first round of the championship in Anglesey where Scott took not only his first win in only his second race weekend but also a pole position and set two new lap records! The bar was now set high for the remainder of the season but Scott did not disappoint taking a further 5 overall wins and 10 class wins in the series! This impressive run also extended to a some one off trophy events where Scott took victory in the Sir Jackie Stewart Golden Helmet event and also at the prestigious Formula Ford Festival where Scott missed out on the win by just 0.069 of a second! Not bad for a rookie season! But the drama doesn't end there, with the Richard Eggar Midland South Formula Ford Championship secured in Scott's name, the Webcon UK National Formula Ford Championship was to be decided in court after a controversial clash between season long rivals Rory Butcher and Malvern, the court decided that there was an act of dangerous driving and so awarded the championship in favour of Scott. A great end to an amazing debut season in cars.
In 2010 Scott took the step up into the Dunlop MSA Formula ford championship of Great Britain, opting to remain with Cliff Dempsey Racing, the team returning to the series after a four year break. Scott would pilot one of the teams Ray GR10's, going against the trend of using the French built Mygale chassis in this class. The season started off in great form taking two 2nd places and a win from the first three races! This handed Scott the championship lead, a lead which due to an amazing run of 9 podiums from the first 10 races he was able to hold on to until the final round. Despite being the first driver ever to finish every race in the points and scoring the most points in total for the season, once the dropped score rule had been applied it meant the Scott would drop to second in the championship after the final calculations. It was a disappointing end to a fantastic year, however the action was not over. For all of Scott's hard work he had been nominated as one of the final six drivers for the prestigious Mclaren Autosprt BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award. Scott would be assessed in a Formula Two car and also a Mercedes DTM car, a huge step up from what he was used to. Despite the mountain to climb Scott gave a good account of himself and impressed the judges, however his relative lack of experience compared with his fellow nominees was what eventually meant that Scott was not to walk away with the prize. "Although we did not win anything this year, I feel that this has been my strongest year and a year where I have learn so much, the next step will be even harder but I am ready to make the most of whatever comes my way.