Milly’s in the hot seat
All bets will be off when Matamata Chronicle manager Milly Keys competes in the ladies’ day racing at Rangeview Speedway on Sunday.
Superior Auto Painters owner Damien Laird agreed to let Milly take his production saloon out on the track.
Damien’s Toyota Corolla FX is named Jail Break – because ‘‘it can make a fast getaway when it needs to.’’
Milly took the Corolla for a practice drive and said she was nervous and excited for her first start.
‘‘I really don’t want to crash or wreck his car but I’m really excited as well as I’ve always wanted to give it a go,’’ she said. Damien isn’t too worried about his car. ‘‘Whatever happens, happens,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s speedway, that’s how it is.’’
Milly did not have much to do with motorsport until she met her husband seven years ago.
‘‘He has a race car and I have always gone with him and friends to Taupo Race track to watch them compete,’’ she said.
‘‘I have only ever been a passenger and always been referred to as ‘ the ballast’ so it will be good to give driving a crack.’’
Ladies’ day starts at the Rangeview track in Lansdowne Rd at 11.30am on Sunday.
Damien Laird, owner of Superior Auto Painters, will hand over his keys to
manager Milly Keys on Sunday.
Up for a challenge: