PE teacher’s success

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A SKEGNESS racer enjoyed a successful weekend earlier this month when she got back behind the wheel in a Caterham 7 for the start of the 2011 season.

Skegness Grammar School PE teacher Amanda Black, 28, managed to bag the fastest lap accolade in her opening race at Silverstone’s Caterham Graduates Classic Series – despite being the only novice in the race.

She also succeeded in qualifying seventh for race one and sixth for race two.

It was a superb achievement which Amanda said exceeded her own expectations.

She had competed in three formula woman races during 2005/06, including winning her first ever national circuit race.

But due to funding issues Amanda had to withdraw from that series and she was worried she’d ever get the chance to go racing again.

But after her recent success she is raring to get behind the wheel again.

“It has taken me five years to get back on the circuit and I’m hoping I’ll be able to complete and be competitive in this year’s championship,” she said.

“If this weekend has anything to go by I should be up there quite soon.”