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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!

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