|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 come yet' said Amanda. It was an even more remarkable feat just to compete at the event considering Amanda's Father (& Chief Engineer at Amaron Racing) is still recovering from a heart attack only 3 weeks previous.
A full report from the weekend can be seen here:
She next races the Elden Mk8 Formula Ford 1600 and TIGA SF78 Formula Ford 2000 at her home circuit Croft this weekend (7-8 August) in the 'Nostalgia Weekend' event where all manner of classic cars are racing.
The first event of its kind in the North-East will feature 16 races for an increasing number of (now more than 180) rare and iconic sports, saloon, GT and single-seater cars from the Forties, Fifties, Sixties and Seventies. The line-up is worth many millions of pounds with some cars having been individually valued at £250,000.
For more information visit www.croftcircuit.co.uk