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 is looking forward to the 2018 season racing Formula Ford in the Australian National Series with Sonic Motor Racing Services.
Juggling study and motor racing is challenging. Courtney also attends gym and personal training sessions 4-5 times per week to keep up her core strength and fitness tailoring specific exercises for motor racing. She’s determined and ready to race.
Up Close with Courtney
|BIRTH DATE:||10th September 2001|
|HOME TOWN:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|RESIDENCE:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|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 COLOUR:||Lime green|
|FAVORITE DRINK:||Raspberry Lemonade|
|FAVORITE RACE TRACK:||Phillip Island and Sydney Motorsport Park (Eastern Creek)|
|DREAM ROAD CAR:||Lamborghini Huracan in lime green|
|INSPIRATIONS:||Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and James Courtney|
|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
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
|Victoria State Round Phillip Island
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|