Lucy Lockett

24 - Born a petrol head - Vehicle Technician at Vauxhall

Lucy grew up with cars, Autograss, Vespas, Motorbikes her whole life. Always followed her Dad around the garage fixing scooters and cars from being able to walk.

She started going on scooter rally’s at the age of 3 and got a love for motorbikes around 9 years old when her Dad took her down the motorway. That was the start of being a adrenaline junkie! She always wanted to be a mechanic and as soon as she could managed to get a apprenticeship with Arnold Clark - Renault at 16 years old. She worked with Renault’s for 6 years then moved to start working at Vauxhall just over two years ago. Lucy also passed her motorbike test in 2013 and bought a Kawasaki ER6F which she still owns.

Lucy took up autograss racing, her very first race was October 2006 at Yorkshire Dales track racing a 1.0l Citroen AX and the winning started there! At 16 she went into ladies class 12 and went on to win a number of race’s events. Trophies started to come home. Fast forward to 2018, she now has a Vauxhall powered class 5 mini pickup and the big goals and competitive attitude is still very much alive.

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2007 - Driver of the day at Buxton race way.

2008 - Leewood Motor Club junior saloons champion.

2011 - Leewood Motor Club class 12 champion.

2012 - Leewood Motor Club class 12 champion.

2018 - Leewood Motor Club class 5 champion.

The 2018 season didn’t go fully to plan. As with any new car, little tweaks and setting the car up are to be expected. Rolling road sessions, carb setups, suspension tweaks, even down trying different driving styles. After lots of late nights, hard work and determination towards the end of the season the car was running well. Lucy looked and felt at home with the car and despite the issues during the year became class 5 champion at Leewood .

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1400cc Vauxhall engine

The engine is rear mounted and uses a 2 speed vauxhall gearbox making this a rear wheel drive mini pickup. It also has Twin 45 Webber carbs, J.A.C exhaust system 4 into 1 and Gaz & Pro-tec adjustable shockers. Headwork such as porting and polishing are allowed in class 5 and the car doesn’t weight much, the 1400cc engine does produces plenty power and can even lift the front wheels off the floor at times.

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Very MINIMAL

Inside the cockpit is just like any other purpose built racecar. It has exactly what is required. The only things required are 3 pedals (clutch, brake and accelerator), a steering wheel, a gearstick and a bucket seat with 5 point harness. Safety is a huge factor so a full roll cage, cut off switch, mesh front window and arm restraints are also needed.

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Lucy will try anything motorsport based.

“In 2014 I had 4 year break from the autograss world and did a couple of novice drift days at three sisters in my MK1 Mazda MX5, this year I got back into autograss and bought myself a class 5 Mini but racing with the men this time! “

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Goals for next year?

-Leewood class 5 champion again.

-Finish in the top ten for the UK Championship.

-Qualify for the nationals and would be a dream to get into and win the final!

-Get behind the wheel of a class 7!

Gain a few sponsor’s!

Sponsoring driver’s and race cars is a great way to advertise your business! thousands of people see these cars even at the small events and over 10,000 online and at the big meeting

Details of sponsorship vary, both business owner and driver work together to agree on a deal that suits both parties.

Lucy is looking for new sponsor’s for the 2019 season. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Lucy direct by using this form lets help Lucy hit them goals for next year!

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