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Megan Gilkes is a 16 year old racer from Richmond Hill, Canada who’s been in the driver’s seat since the age of nine. She started with karting and won the Barbados 2011 Easykart 60cc half-season championship. A crash and recovery kept her off the track in 2012 through 2014 but she was back at it in 2015 winning multiple races in the Ottowa Challenge Karting Series. Last year she graduated the Skip Barber Racing School and became a member of Dare To Be Different and competed in her first real race car in a Miller Oils F1200 at Mosport. By her fourth race she earned a second place in the US Majors series and today competes in a Formula Vee at Mosport, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with the Vallis Motor Sport team. This summer she’ll run in South Africa and Brazil with the Challenge Cup Series.

SHOW SPONSORS  

Covercraft   •   MetronGarage   •   Christopher Kimball Financial Services   

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE 

“Focus on your strengths and ignore your weaknesses.”

CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES 

Crashing big in Italy and dealing with a broken arm and concussion. Then talking her mom in to letting her go race again. 

FIRST SPECIAL VEHICLE

A Formula Vee race car.

AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE

Don’t overdrive your car.

RESOURCES

Vallis Motor Sport

Kearney Driver Development

Skip Barber Racing School

BOOK RECOMMENDATION

Williams and Maurice Hamilton

PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE

Follow your dreams and go after your passions in life.

WHERE TO FIND MEGAN

Vallis Motor Sport

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