MOTORSPORT HISTORY



1995
Began Short Circuit Motor Racing in the Junior Class on dirt circuits at the age of 14. Negotiated a deal to buy a Mini Leyland body shell for a carton of beer. With the assistance of her family a standard 1100cc engine was fitted and Rebecca began racing one week after learning to drive. Her best result was 3rd in both heats during Round 4 at Warwick.
Sponsors- Mum



1996
Raced to her first win in Round 2 at Millmerran Reserve Raceway (dirt track).Destroyed her mini after rolling a spectatular 3 times at the Queensland Dirt Track Motor Racing Championships at Echo Valley Raceway, Toowoomba (see DRT archive for pic) after winning previous race. Rebuilt a new Mini with the help of family, friends and other competitors for a race meeting the following week. Won the WDSCC Junior Championship and MostConsistent Driver award.
Sponsors- Ampol, Beaurepairs, Automatic Smash Repairs, Aussie Auto, TK Motors Mini Care.



1997
Finished 2nd in the Junior Series. Rebecca took 7 race wins, six 2nd places and five3rd places during the series.Joined WIMSA, Women in Motor Sport Association. Rebecca was nominated for the Australian Young Achievers of the Year Awards - Sports category- by Cristine Ferrucci Jones, WIMSA president. Participated in the Formula Vee driver training school at Lakeside International Raceway.
Sponsors- Auto One ,TK Motors Mini Care, Beaurepairs



1998
This year Rebecca was old enough to compete in the open classes. Racing a 1200cc Honda Civic in the Production Class (identical to her brothers) she finished 5th in the sprint series and 3rd in the endurance series. Rebecca took her first race win after a long battle with her brother the defending Production champion in round 5.Rebecca attended the Mercedes-Benz Performance Driving School at Norwell.
Sponsors- Auto One, Warwick Drycleaners, Poole's Produce, Taylor Signs



1999
Due to financial constraints Rebecca missed 6 of the 13 rounds. 1 race win, three 2nd places and eight 3rd places.
Sponsors- Auto One, Dotties Drycleaners



2000
Raced 1 round at willowbank in the Queensland Gemini Series. She finished 8/16 in the feature race.



2001
2nd in the S/E QLD Sprint Series and 1st in the S/E QLD Endurance Series, WDSCC Production Champion.
Sponsors- Dotties Drycleaners



2002
Should of stayed at home this year
Sponsors- Dotties Drycleaners



2003
Short Circuit Touring Car Championship Outright 1st and 1st Production "A". Warwick District Sporting Car Club Production "A" 1st.

Late in the year started racing a newly built Holden Gemini.
Sponsors- Dotties Drycleaners



2004
Competed in the QLD Gemini Series. Best result was 9th from 23. 
Sponsors- Dotties Drycleaners



2005-2011
Competing in the QLD Gemini Series.

2009 - 3rd CAMS Championship.  

2012

Racing a newly built a newly built Holden Gemini.

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News Article 2012

News Article 2012

 

2013

Crashed out at Bathurst in feb, and missed most of the season. Co- drive with Michael at the QR HQ/Gemini enduro and finshed 2 outright.

Driver Profile - Rebecca Dawes

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