I'm a wife, mother and grandmother and my passion is drag racing. I
became involved in this fantastic sport in 1993 and even after 2600 passes
down a drag strip I never tire of doing it. The adrenalin still pumps
before the start of racing and this and my competitive side keeps me
interested in the sport. My first pass was in a Bluebird Station Wagon
that ran 19 seconds over the quarter mile and I raced at Street Meetings
at Willowbank Raceway, Queensland, Australia.
Then I progressed to a 308 HX Premier running 16 seconds to start with
and my current race car is a left hand drive Rover called, "MAMA'S
TOY." My best elapsed time as of July 2010 is 11.20 @ 121 mph
and I race in the Super Street bracket at major meetings.
This is open competition against males and females, young and old.
I can and do on occasion drive the truck that we use for transporting
the race car to the different tracks.
I have achieved much in my racing career and the most memorable was in
2004 when I won the Nationals at Willowbank Raceway and received the
coveted ANDRA gold Christmas Tree trophy and only the 5th woman in the
history of this event to do so.
Another that comes to mind is the New Millennium after winning the
right to become the first person down a drag strip anywhere in the world
in the year 2000. On New Years Eve in 1999 I competed in a street meeting
at Willowbank Raceway and the reward at the end of the night was having
the opportunity to be the first in the world down a drag strip in the New
Millennium. In order to achieve this one had to first win their bracket
and with six brackets and then the dial-in shootout, it was not going to
be an easy task.
I was lucky enough on the night to win the Powderpuff (all ladies
bracket) and ran 11.963 on an 11.96 dial-in to win the shootout and at 4
minutes past midnight on the 1/1/2000 I made a solo pass down Willowbank
Raceway to be the first in the world down a drag strip in the New
Reaching the final and coming runner-up and the first time at Palmyra
Dragway, Mackay was another achievement.
10 years after my first drag race I was diagnosed with breast cancer
after finding a lump and my initial reaction was shock and I thought I
wouldn't make it. After spending much time having chemotherapy and radium
treatments, losing my eyebrows and hair and quite often being very ill, I
am pleased I came through the other side and this was definitely my
biggest and most important achievement of all.
My husband was a tower of strength in my time of need and I thank not
only him but also my family and friends who cared for me during this
MY STORY >
My family have supported my drag racing in particular Warren who is my
partner, mentor, financier and mechanic and without him I would not be
where I am today.