PIT LANE RUNWAY
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.”
HIGH SPIRITS: Woodstock promo girls Gemie Howe and Stacey Simpson.
TOP TRIO: Townsville 400 grid girls Teagan Tramacchi, 18, Miss V8 Supercars Townsville Saeran Tanton, 20, and Stephanie Mears, of North Ward.