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Blake Dowdall

New Zealand Junior Racing Driver

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Blake Dowdall

New Zealand Junior Racing Driver

About

ABOUT me

Hi, I'm Blake Dowdall. A New Zealand racecar driver making my way through the ranks. So far, I've competed in karting for six years, Formula First for one, and have been in Fords for a season.
I started racing just before my 8th birthday when Dad showed up with my first go-kart in the back of his ute to go and have a run around the local track. However, our competitive personalities got the best of us and I was very shortly competing in any event we could. I started my car racing career in Formula First, this all kicked off on a test day with Dennis Martin from Sabre Motorsport. On this test day, I turned some really quick laps, so off to Formula First I went. During my time in Formula First, I won the Winter Series and the Rod Ball Memorial trophy, a trophy for the first rookie in the first race of the season. I am currently driving Formula Fords, and have just completed my rookie season. In this season I learnt a massive amount and came home with the Morrie Smith Memorial Trophy - awarded to the winner of the feature race at Hampton Downs in the NZ Championship. I won the winter series, finished Runner-Up in the North Island Formula Ford Championship and came 6th in the NZ Championship with my Dad, and Callum Crawley on the team.

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Achievements

Achievements to date

Kartsport Taranaki
Cadet Rok lap record
2017-present

Goldstar 2017 - 2018 Cadet rok - 1st

Manfeild
2021 Winter series
Formula First - 1st 

2022 - 2023
North Island Formula Ford Championship - Runner up

2023 NZ Formula Ford championship - 6th

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upcoming events

upcoming

Niff Round 5 - Manfeild
5th-7th April 2024

NIFF Round 6 - Taupo
(Supercars meeting)
19th-21st April 2024

TBC

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My Partners

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"Blake Dowdall is going to be a driver to watch in the coming years, his record to date is adequate proof of his potential, his maturity and determination to succeed are exceptional, he’s also fearless and not overawed by the opposing drivers. He’s another graduate of karting and made his open-wheel debut in last year’s Winter Series in Formula First, winning the trophy ahead of Jenson Bate. This year there was a major step up by switching to Formula Ford where he also claimed the silverware and is also competing in the North Island Championship against the country’s best young drivers where he currently sits second in the standings after three rounds. A masterstroke has been securing former champion Callum Crawley in a dual role as his driving tutor and engineering the #6 Spectrum. Palmerston North Boys High School has an impressive list of sportsmen who have succeeded at the highest level, in motorsport Brendon Hartley is the standout - will Blake Dowdall be the next as he pursues his racing career with IndyCars the ultimate goal"

- Russell Harris

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