PINK CAR NATION - Mini-Field of Women Breast Cancer Tribute.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is the peak national organisation for Australians personally affected by breast cancer. Mini-fields are made possible through BCNA giving out “An Event in a Box” This box contains most of the necessary items to make the day a success. People power also goes a long way.
October being breast cancer awareness month and after a couple of months organising this event for the 6th year Terri, Warren and our family & friends head out to Willowbank Raceway for the day. As in previous years a table was set up at the base of the tower with breast cancer merchandise for sale. Supporters also gave generously and this then went towards our sales and giveaways on the day. 100 pink lady silhouettes were planted (mostly beside the staging lanes) these served as a powerful display of support for women diagnosed with breast cancer.
The aim of the day was to bring about breast cancer awareness and to pay tribute to women and their families affected by breast cancer.
We had tremendous support this year not only by Willowbank Raceway being decked out in pink, track management also came together with Powercruise’s Michael “Gup” Gilbert giving spectators free entry.
The day kicked off with our car club “The Classic & Muscle Car Club of Ipswich” hitting the quarter mile at 2.30pm. The club gave a very generous donation towards our cause which was very much appreciated. I had 2 runs in the race car but after a few hours mama had to leave the event due to ill health. However before this I did catch up with a few of the ladies and had a chat. Sorry to those of you who I missed and (Gay & Rosie) next time we meet I hope to chat for much longer with you. In my absence my wonderful family and friends held up the fort and did an amazing job as I knew they would.
One of our regular helpers ( Christine Kilmister) unfortunately also missed the day due to ill health. Christine made the pink carnations and girls jewellery. These carnations were handed out to the racers and spectators upon entering the gate as well as BCNA leaflets and a pink raffle ticket for our giveaways. The girls jewellery was for sale…most of which sold and we had extra prizes for the ladies whose pink attire caught our eye.
Dave Reid of www.dragphotos.com.au
donated a magnificent framed photo of Victor & Ben Bray crossing the finish line. This was then raffled off and the proceeds also given towards our breast cancer awareness day.
Our daughter Janine read out over the PA system the speech I had prepared earlier for this mini-field event. The day brought about breast cancer awareness and showed people that through Breast Cancer Network Australia they can find many ways to help women with breast cancer and much more.
Amount raised this year $3592
What an effort – Our best year yet!
I’m overwhelmed with the generosity given by Willowbank Raceway, Powercruise’s Michael “Gup” Gilbert, Dave Reid and all our supporters.
On behalf of Breast Cancer Network Australia, the Australian community and myself I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your tremendous support with our “Mini-Field of Women” Breast Cancer Tribute.
To contact BCNA phone 1800 500 258 (freecall)
We also acknowledge the contribution of our supporters and their fund-raising efforts:
Powercruise’s Michael “Gup” Gilbert
Dave Reid of www.dragphotos.com.au
The Classic & Muscle Car Club of Ipswich
The Gall Boys – Kedron Caravans
Girls Torque & The Australian Women’s Motorsport Network
PoisonKandy Klothing & Memorabilla of Palmview, Qld
Thank you to the officials, the racers, the general public and my wonderful family & friends.
Good health to you all! I hope you had a fun day!
Terri aka mama
MORE PHOTOS OF THE DAY TO COME!
PINK CAR NATION...MINI-FIELD OF WOMEN EVENT...BREAST CANCER TRIBUTE...12TH OCTOBER 2013
Willowbank Raceway will offer free spectator entry this Saturday 12 October 2013 thanks to a special sponsorship arrangement struck with Powercruise to support the day’s Breast Cancer Network Australia Mini-Field of Women event.
Saturday’s Test n Tune event at Willowbank Raceway will be watched over by around 100 Pink Lady Silhouettes this Saturday in an awareness and fundraising venture for the BCNA, organised by Willowbank Raceway regular Terri Sander.
On behalf of women with breast cancer (including myself) Terri and Warren would like to take this opportunity to thank Willowbank Raceway and Powercruise's Michael ‘Gup’ Gilbert for this tremendous support.
Gates will open on Saturday at 2.00pm with the Classic and Muscle Car Club of Ipswich on-track from 2.30pm, before a wide variety of cars and bikes hit the track for the Test n Tune from 4.30pm.
Willowbank Raceway CEO Tony Manson said he was very pleased to see the rallying of support for such an important cause.
“We are really pleased to be hosting the Mini-Field of Women event here at Willowbank Raceway this Saturday, it is an important cause,” said Manson.
“To have Powercruise come on board to allow us to offer free spectator entry is really great, hopefully there will be a great host of spectators here this Saturday night taking advantage of the free entry offer. We hope this encourages everyone to donate to the appeal and to purchase BCNA items which will be on sale at the base of the control tower.”
October is breast cancer awareness month and for a fifth year Terri Sander held a Mini-Field of Women breast cancer tribute at Willowbank Raceway as part of their Test'n'Tune on Saturday 13th October.
A table at the base of the tower was used to sell breast cancer merchandise supplied by Breast Cancer Network Australia. The day consisted of the planting of 100 pink lady silhouettes. Terri and her family and friends planted the silhouettes beside the track with the majority placed beside the staging lanes and with the Willowbank Raceway office in the background.
Competitors and spectators were given a raffle ticket upon entering the gate for the purpose of giveaways to lucky people as well as 3 lucky ladies wearing the most pink on the day.
Terri gave her 3-minute talk to bring about breast cancer awareness and a group photo was taken with the silhouettes.
We had many donations and the day was a huge success. We raised $1091
Thanks to the support given by family, friends,racers,the general public, Willowbank Raceway and staff.
A special thank you to:
THE CLASSIC & MUSCLE CAR CLUB of IPSWICH
THE GALL BOYS ADVENTURES - KEDRON CARAVANS
DARREN MORGAN RACING - TOP FUEL
Thank you to dragphotos.com.au
Thanks everyone for your tremendous support!
Terri Sander / Super Street / # 3072
This was the 4th year Terri Sander has held a Mini-Field of Women breast cancer tribute at Willowbank Raceway. The support from the drag racing community again was awesome and gets better each year.
The Schluter family even went as far as donning pink ribbon stickers on the Junior Dragster and golf buggy with Corrine taking out the prize for the female wearing the most pink.
A gift voucher from the Ipswich Muffler & Mechanical Shop and t-shirts from Rocket Industries were the prizes for the giveaways from tickets handed out at the gate. Breast Cancer Network Australia and other items were on sale at the base of the tower and combined with donations on the night and the generous gift from the Classic& Muscle Car Club of Ipswich $1040 was raised. While breast cancer awareness was the aim all donations were greatly appreciated and the night a huge success.
Thanks to the support given by Really Natural Skin Care.com.au and family, friends, Willowbank Raceway and track staff.
A huge thankyou to Rocket Industries and Ipswich Muffler & Mechanical Shop.
PHOTO COURTESY: dragphotos.com.au
CASTROL EDGE WINTERNATIONALS 10TH TO 13TH JUNE!
The 2011 Castrol Edge Winternationals is shaping up to be a grand event for the women with around 47 females entrants. They will be coming from as far away as Western Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales etc.
The girls will be competing in the following brackets:
1 in Top Alcohol.
2 in Outlaws.
4 in Modified.
4 in Super Sedan.
8 in Super Street
and about 28 in Junior Dragster.
Before this event is the Winters Warm-up on 4th & 5th June with 14 females trekking out to Willowbank Raceway for some track time. This will give the ladies time to sort their race vehicles and polish up on their reaction times.
The Winternationals will kick off with early qualifying on Friday 10th June at 8am with an expected finish time around 8.39pm.
8.30am on Saturday will be the commencement of racing with our Super Street bracket up first followed by Junior Dragster etc.
This year the program is a little different with the 3 days of racing being Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
We will have the Australian Women’s Motorsport Network banner on display in our Super Street pit area, which is located on the back fence down towards the highway. AWMN merchandise will be for sale along with Mama’s Toy Racing items.
Mama would love you to come on down and say hello!
We’re excited too…as we have new AWMN merchandise with Girls Torque Singlets and stickers at a great price.
GOOD LUCK to all the entrants and mama would especially like to wish our entire female competitors the very best of luck and hope to see you girls in the winners circle.
The Castrol Edge Winternationals is 4 days of adrenalin driven excitement with spectators having the opportunity to wander through the pits allowing them to check out the racers and their merchandise.
Come see the ladies and other competitors in action at the biggest and best drag racing event outside of America.
For more information on the Winternationals visit Willowbank Raceway.
What's there to stop me from racing? About Terri Sander by Anne Burlinson / HubPages.
20th March 2011
Racing was to be at the Casino Airport in New South Wales…and here’s how our day and overnight stay panned out.
The alarm screams at us on Saturday morning at 4am. I bound out of bed and ready myself for the day’s events. Warren follows shortly after!
Col Murray gives us a wake-up call at 4.55am knowing we said we’d leave home at 5am, as we were to meet up at the Chinderah service station. We stuck to our word and left at 5am with a slight drizzle of rain on the windscreen. When we reached the Gold Coast it was raining full on. We arrived at the Casino Airport at 8.30am and it’s still lightly raining.
Our travellers from home consist of:
Our daughter Janine and her partner Michael. Our granddaughter Caitlyn. Friends and fellow racer Col Murray and his crew, Adam Foreman and his friend, Debbie Mackay and partner Fonz also Caz Thomas and her son. Trevor Davis (also a racer) made the trip down as well but didn’t hang around due to the light showers and knowing most likely the cars with slicks and a bit more power (then the road vehicles) would not have the chance of a run.
Sue Corbett (the national director of the Australian Women’s Motorsport Network) was there and I had the opportunity to chat with her about all that is happening with the AWMN. It was good seeing Sue and her partner Greg again and being able to catch up with things face to face. Then Col left with Sue and Greg to have lunch at their place and a good old chat before he headed on home.
Although we knew there was no chance of getting on the airport for the 1/8-mile run we still stayed around and spectated until the end. The organisers of this event let the street vehicles and bikes run in between showers and I believe everyone enjoyed himself or herself immensely. No traction but good fun all the same for those that did run.
After the event we headed back to our booked campsite at the Casino Village and RV Resort that happened to be right next door to the airport…very handy! We put the cover off the side of the truck for extra protection from the rain then erected two tents underneath. The rest of our fellow travellers stayed in their pre-booked cabins. We all chatted away for a few hours with much laughter then hit the sack with the rain pelting down most of the night.
We also met a lovely family camping in their bus at the resort that have been travelling around Australia for the past 6 years with their 9 children. They seem to be enjoying life to the max and I hope they continue to do so.
The trip home took 3 hours 15 minutes, which wasn’t too bad considering we were held up by traffic on occasion. It was good to get away for a while and great having everyone down there with us.
This is Terri aka mama…until next time!
AUSTRALIA DAY- 26TH JANUARY
We're Australians and proud of it!
||Its magical appearance has you in a trance
For low and behold it's giving you the chance
To laugh and cry and shout out loud
Because you are so very proud
To be an Aussie through and through
Come rejoice and don't be blue.
||Australia is our country with all its beauty
And I feel, that it's my duty
To share with you how wonderful a sight
Is this land that abounds with much wildlife
||I cherish all the sights and sounds
In the bush and all around
Come see for yourself, I dare not lie
It's truly exquisite and makes you sigh.
Written by Terri Sander - January 2011 for www.mamastoyracing.com.au
THE RACERS INTERNATIONAL MOTORSPORT CONNECTION - Blog post - Terri Sander - An Australian Champion On and Off the Track.
Thanks to Mike Dalenberg for this awesome write-up - January 2011
Terri aka mama
ANDRA PRO SERIES ROUND 1...scheduled for 2nd & 3rd January - Cancelled due to rain!
Everywhere around the world there seems to be some crazy weather happening...snowing in parts...heat wave in others and here where we live it doesn't want to stop raining and flooding in places. Lucky for our area no flooding just way too much rain.
However it looked like it was going to be a fine couple of days for our ANDRA PRO SERIES ROUND 1 scheduled for 2nd & 3rd January.
We got the qualifying in on the 2nd with a storm looming in the background but it eventually went around us. Next day looking good once again, so another qualifying session then the start of racing. Only a couple of brackets were run then down it came...the heavens opened up with heavy storm activity.
With the storm clearing we thought management might decide to get the jet-drier out and dry the track but the meeting had to be cancelled due to more rain on it's way!
The points accumulated by the racers this season are rather dismal to say the least with so many rain outs.
Our next attempt to compete will be 14th & 15th January for round 2 of the ANDRA PRO SERIES...everyone has their fingers and toes crossed for fine weather.
Hope the weather at your place is holding up!
That's a wrap from mama until next time.
2010 MINI-FIELD of WOMEN:
BREAST CANCER TRIBUTE A HUGE SUCCESS!
Our Mini-Field of Women event held at Willowbank Raceway, Qld on 23rd October 2010 (for the 3rd year in a row) went to plan and was a huge success. It was so pleasing to see the ladies showing their support by wearing pink tops, shoes, scarves etc.
We began our day by setting up at the track around midday and were blessed with good old Queensland sunshine. Breast Cancer Network Australia merchandise was on sale at the bottom of the tower along with gold coin donation tins that quickly filled to the brim.
By giving a 3-minute talk I spread the message that those who are suffering can find all the information they need to help them through their tough times by visiting Breast Cancer Network Australia and by taking on the option of selling BCNA merchandise along with donations we raised over $1300. However this figure will change as we are still in the process of selling more merchandise. I was once again in awe of the generosity given by Willowbank Raceway, the officials, racers and general public.
My helpers on the day were absolutely marvellous and Caz Thomas kindly offered her time in taking photos of the occasion. Track staff went out of their way to be helpful and I’m so very grateful for all the support given for this very worthy cause.
From the bottom of my heart I thank each and everyone of you for coming along and showing that you really do care.
I’m now looking forward to hosting another Mini-Field of Women event in 2011.
Photos courtesy - Caz Thomas
WILLOWBANK RACEWAY TURNS PINK FOR A CAUSE!
|PINK CAR-NATION...MINI-FIELD of WOMEN Event... 23RD OCT 2010
START TIME: 4 PM
|It's drawing close...come along to show you care...what a great way to support women and their families affected by breast cancer!
Mini-Fields are designed to pay tribute to women who have suffered from breast cancer with the planting of 100 Pink Lady Silhouettes that serves as a display of support for women and their families affected by breast cancer.
The event will be run in conjunction with Willowbank Raceway's Test'n'Tune meeting with the gates opening at 4pm.
For Test'n'Tune information visit:
There will be minimal disruption to the testing of your vehicles.
Planned activities for the Mini-Field are:
1/ The planting of 100 Pink Lady Silhouettes...this will be done by us prior to the gates opening.
2/ Give-a-way! The girls will receive a pink momento from the day.
3/ Our race vehicle will be on display decked out in pink, as I'm a breast cancer survivor and happy to say it's been 7 years
since I was first diagnosed.
4/ I will give a 3-minute talk on breast cancer awareness.
5/ Breast Cancer Network Australia merchandise will be for sale at the bottom of the tower along with donations tins and
6/ A shout-out will occur for anyone interested in a group photo with the Pink Lady Silhouettes.
|Come along to show your support and show you care!
Ladies if you have a pink top we would love to see you in it on the day.
Together we can make a difference in the lives of these women and their families.
I'm hoping once again you will open your hearts and come support this very worthy cause.
Thanks and see you at the track!
|Breast Cancer Network Australia - 'Who is BCNA?'
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is the national voice of all Australians personally affected by breast cancer. We represent more than 250 Member Groups and over 46,000 individuals, who have been affected by breast cancer.
The women, who are our members, are the human faces and stories behind breast cancer.
BCNA works to ensure that women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible - no matter who they are or where they live.
We are represented by the Pink Lady Silhouette, which reflects our key focus - women diagnosed with breast cancer.
BCNA's mission is to inform, empower, represent and link together Australians affected by breast cancer.
BCNA provides a number of resources for women and their families:
My Journey Kit
Is a comprehensive information and support pack, free for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. The Kit provides information and practical advice from women who have experienced breast cancer and includes a Personal Record, where women can record important details such as appointments, treatment and results.
Women can order a My Journey Kit by visiting the BCNA website
www.bcna.org.au or by calling 1800 500 258.
|Hope & Hurdles Pack
Is a free information resource for women living with secondary breast cancer. The pack contains booklets, brochures, magazines and CD's that offer information, support and hope for women and their families. A Personal Record is also included, where women can record important details such as appointments, treatment and results.
Women can order their Hope & Hurdles Pack by visiting the BCNA website
www.bcna.org.au or by calling 1800 500 258
My Care Kit
Is a free kit containing a specially designed Berlei bra and soft form/s (if required) for women who have recently had breast cancer surgery.
The My Care Kit is available via breast care nurses or other related health professionals.
With over 46,000 readers the free BCNA quarterly magazine includes information of research, treatment, support options, events and personal stories from women affected by breast cancer.
The Inside Story
Is our four-page supplement to the Beacon, for women living with secondary breast cancer. It features women's stories, new resources, book reviews and issues relevant to women living with secondary breast cancer and their families.
Is a monthly email, which provides women, and health professionals with summaries of the latest breast cancer research findings, including electronic links to abstracts and research journals.
Visit the BCNA website: www.bcna.org.au or call 1800 500 258 to subscribe to these free publications.
BCNA Website - www.bcna.org.au
BCNA website is a comprehensive resource for those wanting to learn about activities, initiatives, support groups, programs and services offered by BCNA. It features stories written by women who have experienced breast cancer, with tips on how they coped. It also has links to other trusted websites and resources.
Field of Women - a way to pay tribute to those affected by breast cancer
For further information
Telephone: (03) 9805 2500/ Fax: (03) 9805 2599 Freecall: 1800 500 258 / Email: email@example.com
Photos from 2009 Mini-Field of Women!
This is a short summary of our trip and two day race experience August 2010 at Benaraby Raceway.
It commences Friday the 20th around 6am; we’re all packed and leaving from our hometown of Ipswich heading up north in Queensland. The trip will be about 570 kilometres and should take roughly seven to seven and a half hours maybe longer depending on how many pit stops we make along the way.
There’s a fair bit of dead wildlife off to the side of the highway these being kangaroos, rabbits, an echidna, a snake and some unidentifiable road kill that could be rats or the like.
We arrive in Benaraby at 2.15pm and check in at the Big 4 caravan park situated near the Boyne River. Warren and I erect our tent, freshen up then have a bite to eat and relax for a while before heading off to the track for the 6pm Test’n’Tune start. On the way the wildlife shows it’s splendour with a kangaroo hopping across the road in front of us near the track and my how it blends into the surroundings.
Our friends Debbie Mackay and Steven Brown (known to many as Fonz) also make the journey and join us at the track. This is the 5th time racing here and once again we are greeted with friendly, smiling faces.
I have 7 passes on the night with a best elapsed time over the ¼ mile of firstname.lastname@example.org. The Rover on one pass lets loose and gives me the wildest ride of my life. I’m wrestling with the car, that now has a mind of its own and viscously throwing itself from side to side down the track. I took back control and was so proud of myself for being able to handle this situation that could have easily ended up destroying the Rover.
Debbie and Fonz also stay at the caravan park and having time up our sleeve, on Saturday, Deb and I decide to wander down to the river. Here we spot a warning sign about recent crocodile sightings. Throughout north and central Queensland, signs are placed at access points to rivers, creeks, lagoons, swamps and beaches where crocs might live.
After seeing this Deb's a bit uneasy and wants to make a hasty retreat! Most likely a wise decision!
Racing for Saturday is cancelled due to issues with lane one and the decision is made by the officials to run a club test day. The best ET this day is email@example.com and I only have three runs after discovering we may have problems with the gearbox.
Overall it's still a great weekend away. We met up with people and racers that we normally only see a couple of times a year and we confirmed our overnight stay when we once again make the trip to Mackay to compete at the Sunstate Nationals.
An added bonus was seeing and chatting with another female racer this being Kellie Tate in her L.J.Torana with its magnificent new paint scheme. We remember sighting this Torana 3 years ago at Palmyra Dragway as she was pitted beside us and at that time the car was maroon in colour. It’s had quite a transformation since then and sports a skeleton on the rear guards and silver in colour with a touch of pink in the design. Kellie told me she wanted to give the car a bit of a girly look.
I also loved catching up with my Facebook friends and thank you so very much to everyone at the track for making us feel so welcome.
Until next time!
It’s the thrill and excitement that keeps us going and the fast, paced action that heads us in the direction of the drag racing tracks.