The Lightning Sprint competition in Queensland is set to be invaded by women next month, and it’s going to help support a greater awareness of ovarian cancer.
The inaugural running of the Women in Lightning Sprints Celebrating Women in Speedway event is going to be held over two consecutive nights at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway and the Toowoomba Speedbowl: on the Saturday and Sunday nights of December 27 and 28.
This event is going to be supporting Ovarian Cancer Research Australia. Ovarian cancer is regarded as one of the biggest killers amongst women.
Joining Queensland’s regular women Lightning Sprint racers, Emma Harris and teenager Kirsty Kelly, is Formula 500 front runner and former Queensland Junior Sedan Champion Kristin Brown and Tasmanian-based Lightning Sprint teenager April Pitt. Both Brown and Pitt will be campaigning locally-owned cars.
All four women will be racing amongst the men on both nights, but they will also be racing against one another in separate match races.
There’s no doubt that there are more and more women competing in speedway these days, and it’s great that an event such as this is raising more awareness about women taking on a male-dominated sport and also supporting the fight against ovarian cancer.
This event is proudly supported by both Maid to Perfection Cleaning and MBM Accessories.
The Queensland Lightning Sprints are proudly supported by CRS Electric, Gladrock Transport, Everyday Finance Solutions, Henchcraft Racing Products Australia, HIP Pocket Workwear & Safety, Maid to Perfection Cleaning Services, MBM Accessories, Radical Racegear, Rage Race & General Engineering, S&S Genrich Painting Contractors, Titan Garages & Sheds, Toowoomba Trophy Centre, and Ian Boettcher Race Parts.
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