Becky revs up for debut

PUBLISHED: 10:35 25 August 2006 | UPDATED: 22:07 28 May 2010

Becky Cowles will be taking her car on to the starting grid for the first time on Sunday.

Becky Cowles will be taking her car on to the starting grid for the first time on Sunday.

OVER the years March stock car driver Robin Cowles has competed against some of the country s best racers but now he is set to face his biggest challenge yet - watching his daughter compete in her first race. Becky Cowles, 14, has always gone along to mee

Becky’s dad, Robin receiving the runners-up trophy in a 1300 Stock Car race, last July

OVER the years March stock car driver Robin Cowles has competed against some of the country's best racers but now he is set to face his biggest challenge yet - watching his daughter compete in her first race.

Becky Cowles, 14, has always gone along to meetings to watch her dad race but on Sunday, she will turn the tables and get behind the wheel in a junior rod race for the first time.

Becky said: "I have always enjoyed going to races and watching dad and so I decided that I wanted to give it a go and see if I like it."

And the big moment will come for dad and mum, Tracy, when Becky gets on to the grid at Skegness Stadium. Becky said: "I have practiced on the track but I have never competed in a real race.

"I am a little nervous but more excited by the idea of racing. My dad has been really supportive and helped me get my car ready but my mum is getting very nervous about Sunday."

Becky, who studies at Neale-Wade Community College, has already set her sights on success as she explains: "My ambition is to have as much fun as I can and perhaps win a few races before I move out of junior racing at 16.

"If it goes really well then I would like to have a go in the GT Rods and take all my dad's titles from him."

However, Becky also has ambitions away from the race track. "When I leave school I want to go to college, study to be a solicitor and make loads of money to go shopping with," she said.

On Sunday, Becky will race as number 704, the same number as her dad used in GT Rods and 1300 Stock Car races

Becky said: "Lots of people have helped me get to this point and I want to thank everyone. I have had some great support from my sponsors and friends but I want to say a special thank you to my dad for all his help.

"I hope that I can follow in his footsteps and make him proud of me."

Becky is sponsored by RGB Engineering, Neil Cawthorn Accident and Repair, TAS Motor Parts, Aldridge Paving and S Venni Transport.

- READ next week's Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard for a special report of Becky's big race.

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