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Age Over 21
Occupation Fleet registered driver trainer
Type of Motorsport Single Seater / Saloon Cars circuit racing / hillclimbs and sprints
First year of Competition Karting 1972 Motor Racing ( Formula Ford) 1974
Why did you start? My father refused to buy me a horse so I decided to take him up on his offer of buying me a kart like my brother
President’s Trophy Mid- Cheshire Motor Racing Club (fastest average speed finished by a racing member at Oulton Park)
Best Race
First win racing Mini 1000.1981 Graham Hill Memorial Trophy at Cadwell Park – Mini 1000. Just finishing at Cadwell was a major achievement, yet alone winning and getting the fastest lap. It was also a double achievement for the family as the day before my brother had his first win at Aintree in his F2.
Worst Race Leading the race at Silverstone in my brother’s BMW M1 which blew up before completing the first lap.
Favourite Circuit/Venue Silverstone (I don’t have to take motion sickness tablets)
Types of cars competed/owned Formula Ford Lotus MX 61/ Holbay Crossle 30F Ex Yardley Mclaren F1 (ex Denny Hulme Car) M19 with a F5000 engine. Chevron B42 (my brothers car) Opel Commodore Chevron B30 (Ex David Purley Car. ( my brothers car which he let me use)

Mini 1000 Royal RP 30 – Formula 3 March 803B which I bought off Eddie Jordan. (Yes the famous F1 guy)

BMW M1 (My brother Stuarts car). Lola RP47/42

Jaguar MK 2 – Belonging to George Page Carcoon.

Currently own a Austin Healey 3000 which has won the Austin Healey Club International Concours Competitions. (Somewhat of a dramatic change from circuit racing)
Best car driven/owned March 803 B which I bought from Eddie Jordan.

I wish I still had the Mclaren M19, all I have is a picture of the car when I raced at Oulton Park and a model. I wish I had the car now.
2003 Championships None as yet
Current Car My brother Stuart has bought a MK 2 Jaguar which we have started to get into shape to race in the next decade !!!!!!!!
Current Sponsors
My Brother
Other Plans for 2003
To take part in charity events in my Austin Healey 3000.
Other Info I was nicknamed the "Flying Lancashire Lass" by Stuart Hall after I had appeared on a TV programme before the World Cup Kart meeting at Heysham Head.

Results

1973 – Most Improved Driver of the Year _ Morecambe and Heysham Kart Club. First end of season award I had ever received.

1974 – Reserve for the British 100cc team. By the time I knew I had been selected, I had sold my kart and had bought a Formula Ford.

1975 BWRDC Helen Spence Trophy and Jean Denton Newcomer’s Award.

1976 - 2nd BWRDC Embassy Trophy, 3rd BWRDC Sperex Trophy. 3rd BWRDC Goodwin Trophy.

Jim Shankland Shield and Autumn Trophy (Award for Grit and Determination) Aintree Circuit club.

1979 End of Season Award BRSCC Northern Centre Special Saloon Car Series.

1981 – Winner of the Graham Hill Memorial Trophy (Mini Miglia Race) (also fastest lap)

1st Brands Hatch Shell Super Sunbeam Ladies Invitation Race.

1981 BWRDC 2nd

10th overall National Mini 1000cc Challenge.

1983 – Castle Combe – My brother finished 1st and I finished 6th competing in the same race. He established a new lap record

1984 – Silverstone 1st City of Birmingham Trophy.

1988 Peter Collins Trophy presented for Most Meritorious Achievement in Motorsport. This was the "Daily Express Trophy" initially presented to Peter Collins for taking outright victory in the 1958 International Trophy Race (now the British Grand Prix) It was an honour to have a piece of Motoring History in my trophy cabinet for 12 months.

1st in Class (6th Overall) Oulton Park 1999 – I hadn’t raced for over 10 years, so I proved that I could still hack it with the competition. Lots of people told me not to return as I might be very disappointed in my performance after not racing for such a long time.

1999 1st in Class Isle of Man Jurby Sprint / Promenade Sprint

Most Outstanding Performance of a Lady competing in the Willaston Pursuit. I finished 1st in Class (5th Overall) over 3.4 seconds from nearest male rival in my class.

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