THE GOLDSTARS AWARDS
The BWRDC GoldStars Award is an initiative conceived by our unique motorsport club to promote talented women in motorsport. Only two of the prestigious GoldStars Awards may be presented annually at the discretion of the Club, and the GoldStars are not always awarded.
The GoldStars Junior Award is recognition for Club Members under 25 and the Senior Award is for Club Members over 25. GoldStars Awards are given to Club Members to recognise their progress and to help them take their motorsport career to a higher level. The nominees are put forward by the BWRDC committee to an independent panel of judges who decide the final winners.
2019 Abbi Pulling, Jo Polley
2018 Sara Williams, Elen Worthington
2017 Katie Milner
2016 Sara Williams, Elen Worthington
2015 Anna Waleswka, Roz Shaw
2014 Amanda Black, Amy Barker
2013 Zoe Wenham, Sian Stafford-Atkinson
2012 Sarah Reader, Gail Hill
2011 Alice Powell, Cat Lund
2010 Alice Powell, Ilsa Cox
Chloe began racing in 2014 aged 8. She started competing at the East of Scotland Kart Club and was Newcomer of the Year in her first year. She subsequently moved into Minimax and Junior Rotax and in 2019 she was ESKC Junior Club Champion, NSKC Junior vice champion, 3rd in Grampion Kart Club Junior Championship, 6th and best novice in the Scottish Championship, ASKC Scottish Female Driver of Year, 2nd in the GKC & NSKC Northern Challenge, and NKKC Best Rookie Driver of the Year and recipient of the Ben Bhraggie Shield for Best Female Driver of the Year. To finish the year, she was chosen as a SMRC Rising Star.
Sasha is a rally co-driver who has navigated on 110 road rallies, 95 stage rallies, 5 targa rallies, 2 endurance rallies, 1 eco rally and 3 historic road rallies, with many wins, both class and overall. In 2019, she won the Stocktonian Targa Rally, the Ilkley Targa Rally and the Ryemoor Trophy Rally. Sasha is also on the Motorsport UK Rallies Committee, is an accredited stage rally marshal and Clerk/Deputy Clerk of the Course. She has won the BWRDC Co-drivers Championship four times and was the 2019 Club Champion, the first time anyone from the rally section has been awarded the Mary Wheeler Memorial Embassy Trophy for the Club Champion.
Ella first started karting in 2013 in the Bambino class. She then moved into the Cadets and in 2017 was the BirelART Champion. In 2019, Ella was 10th in the LGM Iame Cadet Championship, 15th in the British Iame Karting Championship (including the first female to qualify on pole).
Jemma started karting in 2015 before moving on to the Junior Saloon Car Championship in 2017. In 2019, she had podium finishes in every round she competed in and two fastest laps. She also raced in 24 hour kart races at Le Mans and in the UK. She finished the year with with 2 podium finishes at Estoril in GT4.
Lydia was Minimax Champion in 2015 and Junior Rotax Champion in 2016 before graduating to cars and the Junior Saloon Car Championship in 2017. She competed in the Mini Challenge UK Cooper Pro Championship in 2018. In 2019, she had 5 podiums including a win and was 4th in the championship, the Ladies Champion and was nominated for the Henry Surtees Teen Racer of the Year.
Morgan started racing when she was nine. She has been Lincolnshire Kart Race Club Champion, Hunts Kart Race Club vice champion, and was third in the O Plate final and a Henry Surtees Teen Racer of the year nominee. In 2019, she finished 10th in the Our Motorsport UK British Championship.
Carole was bought up with cars & racing and started in Autocross and navigating on road rallies. In 2016, she started competing in a NIKE and in 2019 was 2nd in the Henneys Handicap, 4th in the HSA Championship and 8th in the Midland Hillclimb Championship.
Cathy completed her first full season in a Lotus Sunbeam in 2013, winning the ANWCC Ladies Rally Championship.
In 2017, she became the BWRDC Rally Secretary. She competes in the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship and last season won the Protyre Challenge and was 2nd in Class C and 7th overall.
Elise is a rally co-driver, competing in many different types of cars. In 2018 she was 1st in class on 6 rallies. In 2019 she was 2nd in the Golden Roamer Championship and winner of the Clock Watchers Award in the Iceland Saga (FIVA) and London to Lisbon (FIVA), and 2nd in class on the Rally of the Tests and the Hughes Rally.
Sami’s first year of racing was in 2018 and she was 5th overall in the Mini Challenge Cooper S Class and 2nd in the Rookie cup. In 2019, she had 4 podiums, won the ladies cup and was 4th overall, as well as being nominated Club Racer of the Year in the Mini Challenge. She also raced in the all-female team in the C1 24 hour race, coming 5th overall and holding the fastest lap for any lady competing.
Sarah has been racing since age 8.
She was 2nd in the Toyota GT86 Cup, the youngest ambassador for the MUK Go Motorsport campaign and won the Ginetta Junior Championship at the age of 15. She was the Autosport Awards Club Driver of the Year and was shortlisted for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. She won the BWRDC Lord Wakefield Challenge Trophy and was a BRDC Rising Star. In 2019, she finished 8th overall in the inaugural W-Series Championship. She also raced in Britcar and GT4.
Seren has been driving and co-driving since 2012, initially in a 1964 Mini Cooper S. She has gone on to compete in both historic endurance rallies and national B rallies. In 2019, Seren was first in class and second overall in the Icelandic Saga Rally in a Standard 10 as a driver, and first in class in the London to Lisbon Rally in a Datsun 240Z as a co-driver. She also came second in class in the Hughes Rally (driver) and 4th in class in the White Rose Classic (co-driver).
Shelly started hillclimbing in 2015 in a Mk1 Mazda MX5. In 2016, she changed to an Audi TT Quattro. In 2019 she competed in the Audi but also acquired a single seater racing car, a Hi-tech DP powered by a 600cc Suzuki GSXR motorbike engine, achieving several class wins and top three finishes.