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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.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

South Australian State Motor Racing Championship - Round 3, 17-18 August 2013

This round we welcomed 6 visitors from Western Australia for our 2nd annual "Interstate Challenge" at Mallala. This made for some great racing with a total of 15 Saloon Cars, including 13 early model Trophy Class cars.

I qualified 10th on a slippery damp track. Race 1 was a 6-lap sprint and I finished 8th.

Race 2 was 8 laps, and I started 8th and finished in the same spot. There was some good racing going on and I lost a few spots early on, making them back up as the race went on. The track was dry but still quite cold and slippery. A car in front was also leaking oil from the gearbox, and this got worse as the race went on. Apparently I wasn't the only one who thought I had a flat tyre on the closing lap - a few other drivers said the same thing! Here is my in-car video:

Race 3 on Sunday morning was another 8-lap race, and I had a good run, finishing 5th. Once again we had some close racing, luckily most of it was going on behind me instead on in front so the video wasn't as interesting.

Race 4 was the highlight of the weekend with 10 laps of action. I finished 4th, which was 3rd out of the early model cars. I got lucky on the last lap with Andrew Martin and Vince Ciallella coming together right in front of me in the middle of the esses, both of them going off as a result.

Race 5 was another short sprint of 5 laps. It had rained quote a lot after the previous race and the track was quite slippery again, as I proved by looping the car at the start of my warm-up lap.

I finished 5th again in this final race and came out of the round as points leader in the South Australian championship. We have one round to go on 2nd November so I will be trying hard to hang on to this position. Mark Bryan is not far behind in 2nd and Pete Holmes is 3rd. Wish me luck, I will need it! :)