Liz Halliday to mentor BWRDC GoldStars winner Ilsa Cox

Liz Halliday to mentor BWRDC GoldStars winner Ilsa Cox For the second year running sports car racer Liz Halliday will act as a mentor to the BWRDC GoldStars 'Club' Award winner, after joining motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss in presenting...

Liz Halliday to mentor BWRDC GoldStars winner Ilsa Cox

For the second year running sports car racer Liz Halliday will act as a mentor to the BWRDC GoldStars 'Club' Award winner, after joining motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss in presenting Ilsa Cox with the honour at the Autosport Show.

Having been based in the UK for 10 years, the California-born Halliday, who is the most successful female driver in American Le Mans Series history, enjoys close links with the British Women's Racing Drivers Club. In 2009 she was mentor to the inaugural winner of the award, Rachel Green, and will take the same role with Cox this year.

"It is a big honour for me to be asked to be a mentor for the BWRDC Elite GoldStars 'Club' Award winner for the second year in succession and I congratulate Ilsa," said Liz.

"I've always liked to support women in motorsport and I think the BWRDC is a wonderful club that does tremendous work. It was a pleasure to be at Autosport International with them and I will be available for Ilsa this year if she needs any help and advice."

Cox, who has 26 career race wins and is a class champion in the Hot Hatch series said: "I'm delighted to have Liz Halliday as my Mentor. She is such a professional driver that I know I will gain a lot of tips from her and I'm really looking forward to that. She's also a great person and very approachable, so I can't wait to be working with her."

Sir Stirling Moss was on hand to present the awards to both Ilsa and GoldStars 'Elite' Award winner, Alice Powell, in what Halliday described as a huge honour for the BWRDC.

"I was lucky enough to meet Sir Stirling a couple years ago at Le Mans, and it was certainly a pleasure to see him again at the Autosport Show," said Liz. "He is a legend of the motor sport community and it is a great honour for the club to have had him with us. It was very exciting for everybody and fantastic for the girls."

"On behalf of the BWRDC I would like to thank Liz Halliday for being the Mentor for the BWRDC GoldStars 'Club' Award again this year," said Georgie Shaw of the BWRDC. "It means a great deal to everyone, especially the winner Ilsa Cox who has a great opportunity to tap into the wealth of knowledge and expertise Liz has gained on the international scene both as an ALMS driver and broadcaster.

"Liz is a great Ambassador for the BWRDC and as GoldStars 'Club' Mentor helps to elevate the importance of these awards."

Dual sportswoman Halliday, who combines her careers as a racing driver and international 3-Day eventer, is currently planning her 2010 season on track and is also preparing to take three of her horses to Portugal for the Barroca d'Alva Horse Trials in March.

-source: liz halliday pr

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Series ALMS
Drivers Stirling Moss , Liz Halliday , Alice Powell