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Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia
Hi, my name is Naomi and I am a racing driver from South Australia. Trophy Class winner in the 2012 Australian Saloon Car Series. I have been racing Holden Commodore Saloon Cars/Super Six Touring Cars since 2006. Thanks to Frank Walsh Drilling for their ongoing support. I hope you enjoy reading my race reports and updates.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Race day - Mallala

We had our second race meeting on 20 & 21 April 2006. We also took advantage of the practice day on Friday 19.

I spent almost 2 hours in the car on Friday and got my lap times down into the mid 1:25s. I was very happy with that as it is a 3 second improvement from my last race meeting.

I came last in all the races except the last one because someone else crashed & didn't finish. At least I was a lot closer to the other cars this time, when I didn't spin anyway. I was having trouble getting heat into the tyres so had early 'offs' in the first couple of races, and had a lot of ground to make up. I finished a lot closer in the last 2 races, especially the last one because the safety car came out & stayed out until lap 9, giving us a 1-lap sprint to the end.

A TV crew from ABC's 'Stateline' attended on the Saturday and filmed me and the other female drivers at the meeting for a story on women in motorsport. It was to be shown on Friday 26 April, but was 'bumped' due to the situation in East Timor. Hopefully it will be shown this Friday 2 June. Stateline SA is on at 7:30pm Friday, and repeated nationally on Saturday and Sunday on ABC 2. The transcripts are usually put online and you can read the story a few days after it goes to air at Stateline.

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