VGJR: "I think it can best be described as American Idol for motorsports. Ford has this great opportunity to give people a chance to basically prove what they've got. There's a lot of people out there that have a lot of driving skill, and might not have the know-how or the funding or anything to get themselves started, so basically Ford started the Octane Academy to give these drivers a shot.

"Basically, it's myself, Ken Block, Tanner Foust, and Brian Deegan, and we all have our own camps. We're going to draft our teams out of a group of people that have been submitting videos and have gone to tryouts here in the U.S., and we're gonna battle it out. We're gonna put our teams through some serious challenges that compromise mind, body, spirit, and general skill. We'll all end up with one champion of [each] camp.

"That winner will represent our camp in the finals, and all of our winners will go against each other to become the overall Octane Academy champion. This year, Ford has put up a brand new car, a $50,000 scholarship to start their motorsports program (which essentially is a $50,000 check to put towards doing something in motorsports), and also they'll be taken to a high-performance driving school that is relative to their ambitions.

"It's a really cool thing and I'm really pumped to be a part of it. I love seeing people get a chance, and I'm really happy to be a part of the family at Ford who thinks about other people than just themselves."

[Octane Academy Season 2 premieres June 17, 2013 on NBC Sports in the U.S. Check your local listings for the time, or follow Octane Academy on Facebook for updates.]