PIT LANE RUN­WAY

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRIS MCMA­HON

GRID GLAM­OUR: Tea­gan Tra­mac­chi, 18, of Mackay, Miss V8 Su­per­cars Townsville win­ner Saeran Tan­ton, 20, of Idalia, and Stephanie Mears of North Ward strut their stuff down pit lane yesterday.

TOWNSVILLE’S hottest rev heads at­tracted more at­ten­tion than the cars as the Miss V8 Su­per­cars Townsville ladies walked be­hind pit lane.

Race fans were caught in the head­lights as the three ladies met with fans and showed off their sashes, strut­ting the pave­ment in their high heels.

Miss V8 Su­per­cars Townsville win­ner Saeran Tan­ton said she and the two run­ners- up, Stephanie Mears and Tea­gan Tra­mac­chi, would rep­re­sent the re­gion dur­ing the week­end, meet­ing fans.

The Big W su­per­vi­sor said she hoped to be­come a model and win­ning this pres­ti­gious com­pe­ti­tion would be a good step­ping stone for her ca­reer.

“We are rep­re­sent­ing Townsville and there are 12 grid girls that do the Townsville 400 and the win­ner, which is me, gets to go to the Gold Coast 600 to com­pete to be­come Miss V8 Su­per­cars,” Ms Tan­ton said.

“There were three heats over the last three weeks and we all com­peted re­ally hard, so it was good to get the win.

“And now we get to ex­pe­ri­ence this great week­end. I’m sure it is go­ing to be a lot of hard work but we are all re­ally ex­cited to meet peo­ple and watch some of the races.”

Ms Tra­mac­chi, who is the sec­ond run­ner- up, grew up with a fam­ily mad about Su­per­cars, so en­ter­ing a com­pe­ti­tion to be­come Miss V8 seemed like a log­i­cal step for the jour­nal­ism stu­dent.

“This is my sev­enth year here. Dad got the rest of the fam­ily into it and it kind of stuck I re­ally en­joy it now,” Ms Tra­mac­chi said.

“There are go­ing to be some long days ahead. Thank­fully we will be able to get out of the heels and put some sneak­ers on.”

Pic­ture: ZAK SIM­MONDS

Pic­ture: SCOTT RAD­FORD- CHISHOLM

HIGH SPIR­ITS: Wood­stock promo girls Gemie Howe and Stacey Simp­son.

Pic­ture: ZAK SIM­MONDS

TOP TRIO: Townsville 400 grid girls Tea­gan Tra­mac­chi, 18, Miss V8 Su­per­cars Townsville Saeran Tan­ton, 20, and Stephanie Mears, of North Ward.

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