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scenes, to one venue
where women can
compete on equal
terms in a quarter mile
drag race whilst at the
same time enjoying
the party atmosphere.
Although most of the
women competing in
the race were already
involved in drag rac-
ing, the weekend did
attract a number of in-
terested on lookers
from the club day ele-
ment of the raceway’s
Public Track Day
weekend, which in-
cluded Junior Drag-
ster, Pro ET and
Carolyn Campbell’s
Rocket propelled drag-
ster Laffin Gas!
Variety of vehicles
Competing as a
knockout style elimina-
tor with dial-ins, Run
What Ya Brung driver
Katharine Lebon out
qualified everyone with
her supercharged Mini
Cooper S but unfortu-
nately lost out round
one against the Toyota
MR2 driven by Pro
Street Drag Series
racer Naomi Booker.
“What a fabulous
day I have just had at
Ladies That Launch
,“
said first time racer
Claire Brindley. “This
was my first time on
the drag strip compet-
ing in my VW. Every-
one was so kind and
The maiden meet-
ing for
Ladies That
Launch
took place re-
cently at Shakespeare
County Raceway. The
brain child of long
serving marshal Beth
Satchell, the idea be-
hind the event is to
celebrate the role
women play in all
forms of motorsport,
including those who
work behind the
Four pages of news and background information brought to
you directly from the team at Shakespeare County Raceway...
For full details about events at Shake-
speare County Raceway, visit their web
site at www.shakespearecountyrace-
way.com, or take a look at the Avon Park
International Racing Association Face-
book page by clicking on this logo.
Photo by Steve Wexler of Eclipse Photos