Katie Laird adds to her sporting CV
Waharoa Speedway member Damien Laird’s daughter is enthusiastic about the ladies’ challenge.
Katie Laird, 19, will be one of six women getting behind the wheel of a mini stock for two races and a fender bender for one race for the ladies’ challenge on January 22.
‘‘She has raced my production saloon one or two times so she is very new to it but has a bit of an eye for racing,’’ Damien said.
Fender benders look a bit battered as tapping and spinning each other is allowed in the contact class.
‘‘You have to be control your spin.’’
Katie first got behind the wheel of Damien’s car when she was 17.
Damien has been racing for about four years and Katie has been watching him sporadically.
Other racers in the challenge, like Lynette Horn, are
The production saloon driver said the ladies challenge will be an interesting battle, as some of the racers have experience.
The other racers are Eddie Hodgkinson, Nadine Keenan, who is a mum of a mini stock driver, Rachael Henderson and Dee Halbert.
Racing starts at 6pm on January 22 at the Waharoa Speedway. If postponed by rain it will be held on January 24, at 11.15 am.