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Amanda back to racing with 4th

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on August 31, 2009 at 10:17 PM
Amanda Whitaker came back to racing just 3 weeks after her horrific Mallory Park crash with 4th place at the Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting in Cheshire.



Racing in a Elden Mk8 Formula Ford car loaned to her by fellow competitor & friend Chris Al...
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Thank you from Amanda

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on August 12, 2009 at 9:39 AM
Following my well publicised accident at Mallory Park I would like to firstly thank all of the Marshals and Paramedics at Mallory on Sunday. They did a great job in difficult circumstances. I'm sure I can speak on behalf of all the drivers in saying we appreciate your help this weekend and throughout our season.
 
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Massive crash at Mallory

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on August 11, 2009 at 8:53 AM

Amanda suffered a huge crash at Mallory Park this weekend in the HSCC Formula Ford Championship.



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Amanda takes double win at home

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on July 26, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Amanda showed a clean pair of heals to her rivals at her home circuit Croft this weekend in URS Classic Formula Ford 1600.

 

 

She was in a class of her own all weekend, qualifying on Pole Position for both Saturday's & Sunday's races by a clear half a second from the nea...

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Back with a win at Brands!

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on July 6, 2009 at 8:37 AM

Amanda took a comeback win at Brands Hatch in another thrilling Historic Formula Ford race on the fabulous full Grand Prix circuit.

 

 

Although she had to miss the last round of the Championship due to a minor operation, she was straight back on the pace...

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Missed Castle Combe round

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on June 15, 2009 at 4:16 AM

Amanda was forced to miss the round of the HSCC Formula Ford Championship at Castle Combe due to a minor operation. She is expected to make a full recovery and will be next racing at Brands Hatch on Sunday 5th July.

1st & 2nd at Snetterton from Pole

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on June 1, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Amanda took a 1st place and 2nd place at Snetterton this weekend in the double header HSCC Historic Formula Ford encounter.

 

 

 

She grabbed Pole Position in qualifying by just 5 hundredths of a second from David Wild.

 

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Pole and win at Oulton Park!

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on May 23, 2009 at 9:05 PM

Amanda completed a perfect weekend at Oulton Park by taking a win from Pole Position in the URS Classic Formula Ford Championship.

 

 

She was driving her Elden Mk8 - a 1971 car that is categorised as a "Class B" car - but that didn't deter her from qualifying on...

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Audi R8 - V10 launch at Silverstone

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on May 20, 2009 at 12:29 PM

Amanda helped to launch the new Audi R8 - V10 engined supercar at Silverstone last weekend. She also met Le Mans driver Alan McNish - both used to do kart racing at the same time in the 1980's!

 

 

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Third at Silverstone International

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on May 10, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Amanda finished 3rd at Silverstone International circuit after a race long battle with HSCC Formula Ford title rival Westie Mitchell.

 

 

She qualified 2nd on the grid, alongside Callum MacLeod despite losing time in the pits due to a misfire.

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Autosport feature after double Cadwell win

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on April 24, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Autosport featured Amanda in a race report on 23rd April 2009 after her double win at Cadwell Park. For a higher resolution version, please go to 2009 photo's in the photo gallery section above.

 

Amanda the Cadwell Queen

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on April 19, 2009 at 3:23 PM

Amanda showed her rivals a clean pair of heels this weekend at Cadwell Park taking 2 wins out of 2 races to take the lead of the HSCC Historic Formula Ford Championship by 1 point!

 



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Amanda on the Podium at Donington

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on April 6, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Amanda made a good start to her 2009 racing campaign by taking 3rd place in the HSCC Historic Formula Ford season opener at Donington Park.

 

 

Once again racing a 1973 Elden Mk8, she had engine problems in qualifying, leavin...

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Successful pre-season testing

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on April 1, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Amanda had two test days in one week when she shook down the cars she will be racing in the 2009 season.

 

 

On Monday she travelled to Oulton Park (Cheshire) and drove the '93 Swift she will be driving in the North West and Scottish Formula Ford 1600 champi...

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Amanda's Pau Arnos visit

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on March 16, 2009 at 11:37 AM

 

Amanda has had a last minute call up to help launch the new BMW Mini in Pau Arnos, South of France.

 

She and the rest of the team consisting of Mark Hales (former BTCC racer, instructor & jounalist), Mike Wilds (former World Sportscar champion & instructor...

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Amanda takes top honours at BWRDC awards

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on March 8, 2009 at 8:13 AM

 

Amanda took top honours in the 2008 British Women Racing Drivers Club awards.

 

For her highest points scores in four BWRDC championships she was awarded the Goodwin, Monoposto, Hillwoo...

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Amanda at the 2009 Autosport International Show

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on March 8, 2009 at 8:05 AM


Amanda & the girls meet Murray Walker & Ron Dennis

 

Amanda was a guest of the British Women Racing Drivers Club (BWRDC) at the 2009 Autosport Internati...

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Amanda's BWRDC Gold Star Nomination

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on March 8, 2009 at 7:56 AM

Amanda has been chosen as a nominee for the new British Women Racing Drivers Club Gold Stars. These prestigious awards are to be presented at the Autosport International Show in January where the BWRDC have secured a large stand.

 

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Amanda's BBC Radio appearance

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on March 8, 2009 at 7:53 AM

 

Amanda made an appearance on BBC Radio as a guest of Lisa McCormick to talk about racing in the household.

 

Amanda was also a guest of John Foster on BBC Radio Tees on 22nd De...

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Amanda takes the Roman Road to Croft on ITV

Posted by Amanda Whitaker on March 8, 2009 at 7:42 AM

 

 
Amanda Whitaker played a starring role at Croft this week as she was featured on ITV Tyne Tees evening news Monday night together with partner Anthony Dunn. She gained support from local company

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