52 SEPTEMBER 2019 scca.com
From midgets and sprint cars to road courses, Formula F, and
beyond, 18-year-old Courtney Crone is prepared for anything
WORDS James Heine | PORTRAIT Courtesy Courteny Crone
To say the past year has been busy for Courtney Crone is
something of an understatement.
The 18-year-old Cal Club Region
member, in addition to securing a
string of West Coast Formula F wins
this season in her Brad Hayes Racing
Piper DL7 – including a Hoosier
Super Tour win at Buttonwillow in
April – was selected as a 2018 Team
USA Scholarship candidate, a Mazda
Road to Indy Scholarship Shootout
participant, and a qualifier for the new
ON THE RISE
At just 18-years
Crone is a veteran
racer with plans
to make a career
behind the wheel.
Quite a list, eh?
And to that list we must add the
following: In 2016, Courtney won Cal
Club’s Formula Mazda championship
while at the same time being named
USAC’s Western States Midget
Rookie of the Year. Last year, she
won the West Coast’s FormulaSPEED
Championship and the FormulaSPEED
Triple Crown Championship in the
Formula Car Challenge Series.
And, on May 30, she graduated
from high school, with honors.
W Series roster of women drivers.
Also, she won a 2018 VMB Driver
Development scholarship, was named
a Women’s Motorsports Foundation
Project Podium scholarship recipient
(for the third consecutive year),
and along the way was mentioned
by Fox’s Bob Pockrass alongside
other young women such as Natalie
Decker, Halie Deegan, and Holly
Shelton as perhaps someday a
potential replacement for Danica
Patrick in the NASCAR firmament.