CASTROL EDGE WINTERNATIONALS -
10TH TO 13TH JUNE
AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION - 2009/2010 Season
Edge Winternationals - 10th to 13th June - 2010.
The Castrol Edge
Winternationals Event, held at Willowbank Raceway, was massive to
say the least.
It's the biggest drag racing event outside of America.
meeting began on Thursday 10th June and continued on
until Sunday the 13th with around 485 racers with their
crew competing for
the Australian Championship in their respective brackets.
The crowd rolled in
each day and filled the grandstand to cheer on the racers.
Set-up day for us
was on the Wednesday and qualifying saw us with 3 runs on the
Friday and we had 2
rounds of racing both of which mama claimed the win light.
morning and round 3 was at 8.36am. We dialled-in 11.64 and ran 11.65
for the win once more.
Now we had to wait
until Sunday for the final three rounds of racing.
Okay this is the
quarterfinal! It begins at 8.06am. This time I’ve dialled-in
11.63. I had a .047 reaction to my opponents .129
and ran 11.67
backing down slightly near the finish line for another win.
Next up a solo pass
for an entry into the final. We ran this pass with the race car
running 11.627 so our dial-in for the final would
Our final race was
at 3.49 pm and I knew it would be a tough race as I was up against
the young guy who had won our
The reactions were
close…mine was .057…my opponents .031…so I’m in with a
chance. We both broke out and I lost by one
thousandths of a
I claimed the
Runner-up position at the Winternationals and placed 3rd
in our Track Championship for the 2009/2010 season.
The most glorious
victory of all is being the winner of our Super Street bracket in
the Rocket Allstars Racing Series and being
How many motorsports
do you know of where a 54 year old grandma can compete against young
guys in their 20’s and be able
to win a
Drag Racing is the
But remember…do it
safe in a controlled environment…do it at the tracks. After all
our family and friends are way too precious to lose.
Thank you to our
family, friends and fellow racers who gave me so much encouragement
throughout this four day event.
I definitely believe
this helped me to stayed focused on my racing and to win the
AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP is absolutely astounding. I'm blessed to
have such fantastic support! Love you all!