Intro to Motorsport proves big success again

Wednesday 05 July, 2023
The Women’s Intro to Motorsport program has enjoyed a sold-out event in Sydney. (Photos: Chantel Collins)
Following a successful first-ever campaign in Queensland last year, the Women’s Intro to Motorsport program has enjoyed another sold-out event.
Held at Sydney Motorsport Park, the program saw 12 New South Wales based women attend the event where they completed a number of activities and information sessions with experienced women in the sport.
The Women Intro to Motorsport program aims to assist women get started in motorsport by teaching them a range of valuable skills such as car control and vehicle preparation.

As part of the event, participants completed a host of car control exercises on a wet skid pan before taking part in a mini motorkhana, with the most consistent over three runs claiming the victory – this event’s winner being Alison Sproule.
With the program adopting a ‘Buddy’ style format, there were a handful of experienced women to help out the participants, including prominent official Jessica Nicholson, three-time Australian Motorkhana Champion Corinne East-Johnston and her daughter Cayla, NSW rally driver Bethany Cullen and Supercars Scrutineer Debbie Morrell.

In addition to the handful of female buddies, Driving Solution’s James Stewart and Aussie Racing Cars star Charlotte Poynting were both on hand to serve as instructors for the participants during the driving exercises.

Also throwing its support behind the program was the NSW Road Racing Club, who have provided all participants with a discounted joining fee in hopes of helping the women continue their journey. 

230704_women3Having now completed the program, the 12 women will now link up with their buddies in the near future, as well as compete in grassroots events.
Interested participants in future events can get more information on the program here.
Motorsport Australia App

Download the Motorsport Australia App