It’s pring time
Host and radio DJ Joyce Pring talks about her other passion when she’s away from the microphone - racing - with some thoughts that can inspire other women to go behind the wheel.
1. Let us talk about one of your interests which is racing. When did you start realizing that racing is your passion?
“I was a host for the final race of Vios Cup Season 2 and I really enjoyed watching all the cars go at it. I was attracted by the idea of how the sport is so physically and mentally challenging. Eventually when I started going to racing school, getting in the car, and actually being able to drive around the track, I had realized that it was an absolutely fascinating experience to balance both adrenaline and calm - I fell in love.”
2. Who or what has inspired you to enter racing?
“The stigma that women can’t drive well just straight up annoys me so I wanted to prove to myself, and to anybody who doubted, that women can be great drivers, sometimes even better than men. Although above that, I’m always inspired to take on new challenges and adventures; I feel like it’s how I build my character and feed my personality healthily so I’m always up to try something new.”
3. Tell us something about your most memorable racing experience.
“It would be difficult to pick just one but I remember the first checkered flag I ever crossed. The feeling was incredible and my coaches were extremely proud of me for not only finishing, but finishing strong. There’s a sense of achievement when you overcome something you had once felt could overcome you. That was something I’m really proud of.”
4. There has been a trend in which women are penetrating and dominating the racing scene. What are your thoughts about this trend?
“It’s inevitable and about darn time.”
5. What is your dream car and why do you want it? Or what are the best five cars for you?
“I thoroughly enjoyed driving the (Porsche) 911, so maybe that and a Range Rover Evoque for everyday city driving.”
6. What is your advice to other women who are aspiring to become a racer?
“My advice to women I don’t want to limit to just car racing - to any woman out there who aspires to be successful and overcome fields in which women are doubted: never back down and keep pushing to break boundaries. Anything is possible when we focus on what we can achieve instead of what could go wrong. Aim for absolute excellence and take courage; passions bear fruit when they are partnered with uninterrupted purpose. Also - don’t forget to have fun and look cute while you’re at it.”