Claire’s drive to survive
RACE car driver Claire Greig is all about going fast.
And fittingly, that is central to her new campaign to increase stroke awareness.
The Freshwater Creek mother of two will compete under the FAST Racing Against Stroke banner during the Victorian Historic Formula Ford season this year.
For Mrs Greig, fast means two things. It is the adrenalin rush of hurtling down the track, passed down through generations of race car drivers.
But more importantly, FAST is the acronym for identifying the stroke symptoms of facial drooping, arm weakness, slurred speech and the importance of seeking medical attention in a timely manner.
“I’m the fourth generation to be racing and my mother had a stroke when I was 12, so I just married the two together,” said Mrs Greig, whose grandfather was four-time Australian Grand Prix winner Lex Davison. “If this campaign can help save one life or if someone remembers the FAST signs, then I’ve done my job.”
Read more about her story in tomorrow’s gt magazine, free with the Weekend Geelong Advertiser.