About Courtney

Courtney has been mad for motorsport right from when she could walk, always wanting a faster mode of transport. She loved bikes, motorbikes, anything motorised at shopping centres, and watching Supercars and F1 on TV with her dad.

From the age of five she started pestering her dad to get into racing motorbikes, of which he said “no it’s too dangerous maybe go karts when you’re older”. She was only ever going to be a race car driver and her career goal and dream has never changed.

When she was seven her parents bought her a go kart, it took her a little time to get the courage to go out on the track but once she got going around the track, she never looked back.  Following the karting calendar around the State (Victoria) and some National rounds, Courtney had much success over  for almost seven years.

At fourteen years old she secured a Formula Ford drive with Sonic Motor Racing Services – the youngest ever female competitor.  Being the smallest driver they have ever had there were challengers fitting out the car.  In March 2016 Courtney started practising and towards the middle of the year the Team said she was ready to have a few races to prepare for the 2017 season.

2017 was her Rookie year in Formula Ford, doing as many rounds in Victoria State and National Series as possible and having great success. Courtney competed in the Australian National Formula Ford Series in 2018 and 2019 with Sonic Motor Racing Series.

In 2020 Courtney has moved up to racing the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Championship and the Aussie Racing Cars Series. Courtney’s goal is to follow the Porsche Pyramid and go to Europe to race the Porsche Supercup Championship.

Courtney Prince outside Southbank, she is a 16 year old driver who is a serious contender in the Formula Ford competition. Picture: Tony Gough
Courtney Prince outside Southbank, she is an up and coming driver who is a serious contender in the Formula Ford competition. Picture: Tony Gough #heraldsun

Up Close with Courtney

AGE 19
BIRTH DATE: 10th September 2001
HOME TOWN: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
RESIDENCE: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
EDUCATION: Completed Year 12
Masters in Personal Training and Certificate IV in Fitness
WORK: Part time with Prince Excavations
HOBBIES: Gym, fitness training, and horse riding
KEEPING RACE READY: Training up to 5 times per week
AMBITION IN MOTORSPORT: To become a professional race car driver
DREAM CAREER: Formula One Driver
FAVORITE DRINK: Lemon, lime and bitters
FAVORITE RACE TRACK: The Bend Motorsport Park at Tailem Bend, South Australia
DREAM ROAD CAR: Lamborghini Huracan in lime green
INSPIRATIONS: Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and James Courtney
Courtney Prince and  Bayley Hall racing in wet conditions at Phillip Island. Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge at Phillip Island, March 2021.
Courtney cornering on a high peak. Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge at Phillip Island, March 2021.

Career Highlights

Race Results

2021 Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge -March 2021.
Finished 3rd overall.
2020 Due to Covid-19 in Victoria there was only one race meeting in December, at Sandown – Shannon festival in the Michelin Sprint Challenge Porsche GT3. In race 1, 2 and 3 came 3rd in each and 3rd overall.
2019 Round 1 – Sydney Motorsport Park
Won The Hard Charger Award
4th Result
Round 3 – Winton
Qlfd – 3rd
4th Result
Round 5 – Sandown
2nd Result
2018 The Bend SA State Round – 1st-3rd June
Qualified 3rd – Race 1, 3 and 4 – finished 3rd
Wakefield round 3 National Series – 25-27 May
Qualified 6th – Race 1, 3 – finished 4th
National Series Round 1 – Winton 9-11th March
Qualified 5th
Race 1 – 4th
Race 3 – 4th
2017 Island Magic at Phillip Island, 25th – 26th November.
Race 1 — 2nd
Race 3 — 4th
National Series Round Phillip Island
Race 1 — 5th, Race 2 — 2nd
Victoria State Round Winton
Qualified 3rd
Victoria State Round  Phillip Island
Qualified 4th
Courtney's racing at the The Bend SA State Round.

Go Karting – Over 35 Wins, over 20 2nds & 3rds

2015 Winning Country Series Championship
ELKC Club Champion Junior Light
ELKC Best and Fairest Junior
2014 Winning Australasian Title Rookies
Winning Ladies Championship Rookies
3rd CIK Stars of Karting Championship Rookies
Winning ELKC Club Champion Rookies
Winning ELKC Best and Fairest Rookies
Winning Victorian ROOKIE Karter of the Year
3rd in Country Series Championship
2013 Winning Australasian Title Cadets
Winning Junior Sprint Championship Cadets
Winning ELKC Club Champion Cadets
2011 Winning Ladies Championship Cadets
Courtney's First Race.