SCCA Pro Racing to honor late chassis designer Andrew Scriven
SCCA Pro Racing will honor the late Andrew “Andy” Scriven, Onroak Automotive’s chief designer of the JS F4-16 and Ligier JS F3 chassis, by dedicating its annual Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda season opener as the Andy Scriven Memorial Race.
More than 30 F4 U.S. cars are anticipated to participate in the inaugural Andy Scriven Memorial Race April 27-29 at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. Each F4 U.S. chassis will be adorned with a cowboy hat decal, inspired by Scriven’s signature style.
“Andy was instrumental in the development of the F4 U.S. and F3 Americas championships, and the cars will be a lasting legacy to his ingenuity and creativeness,” said SCCA Pro Racing Vice President Steve Oseth. “We want to honor his contribution to our programs by dedicating the opening round each year to his memory.”
Scriven began his career as a designer in 1984. He worked for Lola Cars, Penske Cars (UK) and Penske Racing (USA) before joining Crawford Race Cars as Chief Designer in 1999, and most recently for Onroak Automotive North America. In October 2017, Scriven was the victim of a serious traffic accident while riding his bike. He succumbed to complications that arose from his injuries two months later after fighting a courageous battle.
“I am very grateful to the SCCA for recognizing Andy’s contribution to motorsports and to the FIA single seater ladder. His countless man hours and dedication to the F4 and F3 programs have been extraordinary,” Max Crawford, founder of Crawford Race Cars and General Manager of Onroak Automotive North America, said. “Andy has been treasured personal friend and esteemed work colleague for over twenty years and I miss him dearly. This is a remarkable way of recognizing the amazing human being and designer that we had the privilege to know.”
Scriven had a ready wit, a keen sense of humor, a unique fashion sense, was fond of pranks and had a compelling smile and laugh. He was a caring individual, a supportive friend, a creative and accomplished designer. He was also a cyclist and triathlete, a prolific reader, a Rotarian and he gave freely of his time to raise money for local charities and to better his community.
The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club created the “Race to Reading” program to memorialize Scriven and fulfill his vision of aiding children to gain access to books and develop an enthusiasm for reading. Donations to the program in honor of Scriven and his passion for reading and his community may be made to the Denver Lake Norman Rotary Club Foundation and sent to PO Box 1972, Denver, NC 28037.