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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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

2013 SA State Motor Racing Championship Round 1

This was a one-day twilight meeting on 16th February 2012. It was a hot day so I was glad to be racing late in the day under lights.

Qualifying went well and I was 3rd, 1st of the early model cars. Race 1 wasn't quite so good with Mark Bryan getting his EA sorted and I found it difficult to keep pace, although I finished fairly close behind in 4th - 2nd out of the old cars. This result was repeated in races 2 and 3 with Mark keeping slightly ahead . My engine is really showing its age after 7 years of racing, although we have found a brake combo that was better than usual so most of the ground I was able to gain was under brakes.

This year we are running a very limited National schedule whilst doing all of the state rounds as usual. We are going to focus on car & driver development and then hopefully get busy next year with a brand new VT Commodore which is currently being built in-house by my awesome husband & mechanic Craig Walkom. I have never driven a late model Saloon Car so it should be fun. After building 2 VNs we are confident we can develop a great VT.

Our next round is the Shannons Nationals at Mallala on 19-21 April 2012. See you there!

Front page news

At the end of 2012, Josh Kean and I were featured in the Mt Barker Courier newspaper. Click the picture to see more!

On a related note, congratulations to Josh on his success in his debut year of motor racing, coming 2nd outright in the Australian Saloon Car Series at his first attempt. Josh will be driving the ex-Jason Richards Team Dynamik Commodore in the 2013 Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Series. Josh is one to watch and will no doubt go on to bigger things. He will be kicking off his campaign at Eastern Creek this weekend 22-24 March.

Saloon car star Josh Kean signs deal with THR Developments for 2013