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Harrison Dunn arrives!

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on June 15, 2017 at 12:20 AM

Welcome to the world Harrison Dunn! Harrison was born on 3rd November 2013 in The Friarage Northallerton.

Scarlet Dunn has arrived!

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on June 8, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Amanda Whitaker & Anthony Dunn are proud to announce the birth of their first child Scarlet Jane Whitaker Dunn on Thursday 2nd June. Scarlet was in such a hurry to meet the world that she couldn't wait to get to Darlington Hospital - she instead arrived at 12.20 pm at Newton Aycliffe Doctors Surgery!

 

She weighed just 6lbs but mother and baby are doing well and are now home starting their new lives.

 

Amanda & Anthony would like to thank everyon...

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Newspaper front page

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on January 21, 2011 at 5:14 AM

Amanda & husband Anthony made the front page of YourLocal newspaper in January, as the paper did an article on Amanda's racing career & how they are showing youngsters how to get involved in motor racing through the 'GoMotorsport' campaign.


Amanda will be showing her car and talking about her career in motorsport together with Anthony at Darlington College on 28th January.


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CARS FOR SALE

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on September 7, 2010 at 11:46 AM

The cars Amanda races successfully are for sale - please click here for more info.

Rollercoast Gold Cup

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on August 31, 2010 at 2:29 PM
Amanda had a rollercoaster ride at the Oulton Park Gold Cup this weekend.

She was driving Amaron Racing's Formula Ford 1600 Elden Mk8 and the TIGA SF78 Formula Ford 2000 at the prestigious historic race meeting.

The Formula Ford 1600 grid was probably the most competitive ever with 38 entries including a plethora of former racing stars joining up and coming hot shoes. Amanda qualified 7th just behind former British Touring Car Champion &am...
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Mixed weekend at Croft

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on August 9, 2010 at 9:06 AM

Amanda had a promising, but ultimately disappointing weekend at home circuit Croft's 'Nostalgia weekend'.


She was racing in both HSCC Historic Formula Ford 1600 in and Historic Formula Ford 2000 in Amaron Racing's Elden Mk8 and TIGA SF78.


Formula Ford 2000 started well when she qualified 4th overall and 1st in class - with Amanda a lot closer to the pace than she had been on the last outing in the TIGA due to improvements her father (and Chief Engineer...

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Return to NW FFord at Oulton

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on August 2, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Amanda made a return to the North West Formula Ford Championship at Oulton Park this weekend.


She was racing the SC93 Swift Formula Ford 1600 in the Championship, which she last raced at the start of her career in the early 1990's.


She finished 5th in class in race one and 7th in race 2, despite having limited mileage in the car.


'We are still learning about the setup and I think we were a little down on power too, so there's much more to...

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Engine problems at Cadwell

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on May 16, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Following her dominant display at the Croft season opener, Amanda had engine problems at Cadwell Park Classic Formula Ford 1600 championship in her Elden Mk8, leading to a non-start for the race.


At the start of testing on Friday, she noticed low oil pressure on her gauge on her 'out lap' and she had to switch her engine off & coast back into the pits to avoid damaging the unit.


The engine was replaced with a spare for Sunday's qualifying, but that too ...

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Top step at Croft!

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on April 18, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Amanda Whitaker was once again on the top step of the podium this weekend at Croft, taking 3 wins and a third out of 4 races.

 

 

Driving Amaron Racing’s rebuilt Elden Mark 8, in its second outing since its huge accident at Mallory Park last year, Amanda took a class win on Saturday’s URS Classic Formula Ford 1600 race, although she was unlucky not to have won outright...

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Back on the podium at Cadwell

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on April 12, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Amanda Whitaker took a podium place at Cadwell Park this weekend driving Amaron Racing's recently restored Elden Mk 8 Formula Ford 1600. It was the first time she was racing the car since it was badly damaged in her huge crash at Mallory Park in August 2009.

 


 

Thankfully, she showed the car still had all of the original competitiveness by qualifying and racing to 3rd b...

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Amanda & Anthony tie the knot!

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on April 5, 2010 at 8:50 AM
Amanda Whitaker & Anthony Dunn announce their marriage on 20th March in Darlington, County Durham.
 

 
The pair have been together for 10 years having met whilst instructing at Silverstone.

They got engaged in Durham 14 months ago and finally tied the knot at a civil ceremony at the Hall Garth Hotel, Darlington.

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Amanda & Anthony Go Motorsport

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on March 13, 2010 at 7:47 AM
Amanda presented her racing car to a busy open day at George Stephenson High School in Killingworth. The day was a STEM Club celebration event held by the school featuring displays & workshops related to Science, Maths and Engineering. Between 100-200 pupils were in attendance.



Amanda displayed her Elden Mk8 that she raced in 2009 to 4 wins and second plac...
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Amanda takes 4 trophies at 2010 BWRDC Awards

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on February 21, 2010 at 4:07 PM

Amanda took a large collection of silverware home from the annual British Women Racing Drivers Club awards this weekend. 

  

 

Amanda was once again the most prolific winner of the evening, being awarded four trophies:

The Hillwood Jewellers Coupe des Dames Trophy for the member with the most wins and lap records

The Goodwin Trophy for 1st place in the overall ...

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More school visits with Go Motorsport

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on February 4, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Amanda once again has been helping out with Anthony on his Go Motorsport school visits. She twice visited her old school Sunnydale in Shildon, talking to the students about a career in motorsport.




The Northern Echo covered the Sunnydale visit today. Aycliffe Village Primary school also had a visit from Anthony & Amanda - and they left a karting trophy as a competition p...

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Amanda's photoshoot at Roman

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on November 11, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Amanda did a photoshoot for sponsor Roman outside their factory in Newton Aycliffe

 


 

For all t...

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Semi-final exit at Walter Hayes Trophy

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on November 2, 2009 at 11:14 AM
Amanda Whitaker raced in her most competitive outing of the year at the ‘Walter Hayes Trophy’ festival.
 

 
The festival - named after the Ford racing boss (who was in charge of Ford’s famous Cosworth DFV engine program amongst many other things) - is for a...
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High Coniscliffe School visit

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on October 22, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Amanda & Anthony did another school visit for GoMotorsport at High Coniscliffe Primary School.


 


They talked in assembly to over 100 pupils about how to get involved in motorsport either as a driver, spectator or helper. They offered a trophy as a prize to the winner of the b...

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Amanda runner up in title race

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on October 19, 2009 at 10:09 AM
County Durham's fast female Amanda Whitaker has finished runner up in the 2009 HSCC Historic Formula Ford Championship, narrowly missing out on her chance to become the first female in history to win a National Formula Ford title.
 
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School visit & ITV guest

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on October 2, 2009 at 7:07 PM

Amanda made a trip to local Primary School 'Cleves Cross' in Ferryhill, helping partner Anthony tell the kids all about how to get involved in motorsport.


See here for more photo's http://www.clevescross.durham.sch.uk/14656

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Championship lead for Amanda

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on September 14, 2009 at 3:52 AM

Amanda took the HSCC Formula Ford Championship points lead this weekend with 5th place at Brands Hatch.
 

 
The day started well with Amanda qualifying 3rd, just 5 thousandths of a second from 2nd place Robert Wainwright. However, all was not well with Amanda's engine.

"We...

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