Grammar teacher nets racing honour

Amanda and some of the other award winners. Photo supplied.
Amanda and some of the other award winners. Photo supplied.
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A Skegness motor racing champion who dominated her race series last season has won a prestigious prize.

Amanda Black, 31, won the British Women’s Racing Drivers Club (BWRDC) Elite Gold Star at the Autosport International Show, which took place at the NEC in Birmingham.

The 2013 Caterham Graduates Sigma Champion was also been named in last week’s Autosport Top 100 UK drivers for last year.

Amanda, who is an assistant headteacher at Skegness Grammar School, was “extremely proud” to have won the award, which is only handed to those who aspire to be professional drivers.

“It means a great deal to be recognised for your achievements,” she said.

Amanda, who started racing in 2011, scooped the BWRDC Championship in the Caterham 7 series and three more trophies last year.

She dominated her series by winning 12 rounds, 20 points clear of her nearest rival, along the way taking 12 pole positions, 10 fastest laps and two lap records in races across Europe.

“I have successfully been building on results and have demonstrated my talents. Winning the Elite Gold Star highlights that I have the potential to become a professional racing driver,” she said.

She will be mentored by Susie Wolf, test driver for the Williams Formula One team, have a free test day at Donington Park and receive a 20% discount from Grand Prix Racewear.

“The sponsorship and prizes of the award are greatly appreciated. I am a self-funded driver trying to juggle being an assistant headteacher at Skegness Grammar with launching a career in motorsport”.

Amanda is seeking sponsors. Email Amanda.black@hotmail.co.uk.

For more details about her win visit www.bwrdc.co.uk or www.bwrdc-goldstars.co.uk.