October 13, 2021
Our 𝑾𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒏’𝒔 𝑾𝒆𝒅𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝑺𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 is back today in effort to show our continued support towards our amazing Women in Motorsport, learning a little more about their story so far within the industry
Earlier this year we also had the chance of meeting Nikki as she represented our very first ALL Women’s Motorsport team in the Pheasant Wood Circuit Deputy 4hr Event. With a 3rd place finish, we are excited to see her career progress. Take a look journey so far:
𝑺𝒐, 𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒖𝒔 𝒂 𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒅𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕?
I think I’ve always loved cars and started going to car shows from a fairly young age. Things escalated from there to now, wanting to drive the cars that I owned (testing their full potential – where I could keep my license). I started going to the drag strip and doing Track Days at Wakefield Park in my Evo X before buying a Subaru B4 and completing the Women’s motorsport development program around three years ago.
𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒐𝒍𝒅 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝒅𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝒂 𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒌?
I was a bit of a late starter, but I was around 24 when I first drove on a track. I honestly just saw an ad for Wakefield on my news feed and thought that it looked like so much fun, why not give it a go.
𝑺𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏, 𝒚𝒐𝒖’𝒗𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒕𝒆 𝒂 𝒃𝒊𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒅𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒇𝒂𝒗𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒆 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒐𝒏?
Lately, I have been loving Awaba and Marulan!
𝑭𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝑴𝒐𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕, 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒅𝒊𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒅𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒖𝒚 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒎𝒆𝒕 𝒐𝒓 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒊𝒕?
In 2019 I decided it was time to buy my first race suit, which was not too long after I had initially started.
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒅𝒐 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖’𝒓𝒆 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒈?
I am an exercise physiologist by trade, so I help people with musculoskeletal and psychological injuries return to activities of daily living and/or work.
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒅𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝑹𝒂𝒄𝒆𝑨𝒘𝒂𝒚?
I actually started rally driving in the Northern Hyundai Rally Challenge. I picked up a great starting car (excel) which is cheaper to run and easier to work on. I am enjoying learning about car maintenance and absolutely love the environment, everyone is extremely lovely and helpful.
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒅𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒌𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒃𝒖𝒔𝒚 𝒅𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒄𝒖𝒓𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒍𝒐𝒄𝒌𝒅𝒐𝒘𝒏? 𝑯𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒋𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒔?
Oh, what projects haven’t I started? All jokes aside keeping busy has been my friend, car maintenance, getting ready for next season, exercise, gardening, cooking and more car maintenance (I finally have time for all the tasks I had been avoiding). I also got a new daily (Polo GIT) which has been getting some attention, but working mainly on my fitness and getting into better shape for next season.
𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒐𝒄𝒌𝒅𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓?
Definitely getting back to racing, it has been hard to get a taste for competing then to have all the events be cancelled. I’m also really missing the travelling that occurs with racing and just going for a long drive. First thing on the list will be a road trip!
How cool!! Another amazing story, thank you Nikki