Amy Scarisbrick, 18, from Scarisbrick in Lancashire has been competing in Junior kart racing since the age of 12. Amy started racing in the Honda Cadet class at Rowrah in Cumbria progressing into TKM and Rotax Junior Minimax, before advancing to senior kart racing in 2006 in the relatively new Formula Blue class.
The 2005 season has certainly been Amy’s best season to date as she competed in the Manchester & Buxton Kart Club (MBKC) championships at Three Sisters, Wigan and Glan-y-Gors Park (GYG), North Wales, finishing both Championships as the highest female driver for the third year in succession.
Amy had wins and trophies at both GYG and Three Sisters finishing 3rd overall in the GYG Championship and a creditable 5th at Wigan despite having a confidence denting accident early on in the season on the infamous Valley Circuit, which she subsequently won at the October meeting.
For the 2006 season, Amy stepped-up a gear to compete in the 750 Motor Club’s saxmax Championship in race prepared Citroen Saxo VTR cars giving 14 to 17 year olds an opportunity to progress up the Motorsport ladder. The saxmax championship was contested over 10 rounds at Brands Hatch, Silverstone, Oulton Park and Donington Park, providing Amy with great experience in competing in a Saloon car series.
Last year, Amy took up the huge challenge of racing her Citroen Saxo VTR in the highly competitive Stock Hatch Championship against an experienced field of over 40 drivers on circuits such as Cadwell Park which she had never previously visited. The achievement of respectable results in her racing career so far provides Amy with a bright racing future.
You can follow Amy’s progress through the pages of amyracing.com or even better why not come along to the race events and show your support?