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Profile: Dawn Boyd – Racing Driver!  

Home Andover, Hampshire         WEBSITE:  www.dawnontrack.co.uk

Racing : Honda Civic TypeR         Team Finsport

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History

Girl Racer Dawn Boyd from Andover has only recently taken up the challenge of circuit motor racing.

Beginning at the age of 34 by entering the Formula Woman 2006 competition she found herself good enough to be selected for the top 100 out of over 4000 entrants.  Her first ever race in a Caterham 7 at Pembrey is listed in the 2008 Guinness Book of Records for 62 girls all racing for the first time. Dawn competed in a handful of races with FW before the final 16 were selected missing out by less than 20 places.

Since FW Dawn has raced with :

Ford Fiesta Championship gaining racing experience
MINI Challenge for 2 yrs with varying success and 4th places, and 2nd in the Ladies Cup
Mazda Mx5 Championship for a couple of races in a rear wheel drive
The Golf Gti Championship for 3 yrs - totalling 10 podiums, highest place 2nd
Toyo Tyres Racing Saloons – class win
SuperPro VAG series – 9 podiums including class win
Production Gti Series – 8 class wins

In 2009 Dawn purchased her own car and with the support of  Finsport has had 3 very successful years in the Golf Gti Mk2.  Beginning with the Golf Gti Championship in the first year she was awarded the 750Motor Club’s Anne Clayton Trophy - Highest Placed Lady - for coming 4th in class. 

In 2012 Dawn embarked on a brand new challenge.  Joining the Dunlop Fiesta Championship in a 2l Fiesta ST with the support of FinSport.   The Ford Fiesta Championship incorporates four models of Fiesta, the cars run on slick Dunlop control tyres.  

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In 2014 Dawn moved on to a completely different car and different races.  The VTec Challenge is open to all Honda cars and Dawn bought a previously race built car, but Finsport completely stripped it down and rebuilt it.  It turned out a winner! Winning 7 races Dawn won the Production Class for 2014 and the overall series, on results, although no points are officially awarded.

For 2015 Dawn and Finsport embark on another new challenge.  The VTEC Direct Pre03 Championship.  Open to all 2wd cars without turbo.  Dawn has many new racers to contend with, but if they are anything like the 'gentlemen' racers of the CTCRC she met last year, its going to be another good year!

 

History in Pictures !

From Formula Woman...

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1st ever race 

Pembrey (South Wales) 

Nov 05

First race was a World Record Attempt - Formula Woman 62 girls all in their first race

Races again at Pembrey 

Easter '06 

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last races with Formula Woman at Knockhill 2006 Boot Camp with Formula Woman - June 06 - came 30th out of 4000+ !

To... BRSCC Dees.co.uk Fiesta Championship

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Racing at Anglesey August 06   Racing at Oulton Park Sept 06 Brands Hatch Oct 06

picture courtesy of Bourne Photographic and Ken Grey

To... The Mini Challenge '06

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First Mini's race at Croft Sept '06  2nd race with Mini at Spa (Belgium F1!!!) final races of season at Donington Park

pictures courtesy of Oliver Read

 

 

... To a place in the Advent Motorsport Team.. in the 2007 Dunlop Great & British MINI Challenge

Group Shot at Snetterton round 1 - 28th April 07

 

Snetterton

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Oulton Park

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Spa Francorchamps Belgium

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Thruxton

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Donington Park

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Croft

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Pembrey

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Brands Hatch

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New 2008 livery

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2008

another full season with Advent Motorsport Team.. 

2008 Dunlop Great & British MINI Challenge

 

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Snetterton April 08

10th, DNF=gearbox!, 7th

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Pembrey May 08 = 4th, 6th, 6th .. & crash.!

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Croft - June 08 - poor start but 8th, smashed into - last.. but finished!!

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Castle Combe July 08 - fuel leaking onto back wheel! then got smashed into in 3rd race

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Donington Park - Finally ! First time this season, had 3 clear races, no damage. 8th, 8th, 7th

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Brands Hatch - Another double finisher, no damage and good racing, this is more like it!

August Bank Holiday

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Rockingham Finale

triple header, all clean finishes, half spin in the wet - finished joint points 2nd in girls cup - September 27th

 

 

2009 / 2010 / 2011

 

 

2012 a new venture