Renee is Racing to the Top

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Glenmore Park’s Renee Walsh is a force to be reckoned with on the racetrack, with the local mum currently on top of the leader board in the Improved Production Class of the New South Wales Road Racing Championships.

Renee, who races a 1999 Nissan Pulsar N15 SSS, has amazingly only been racing cars for two years. In that time, she has managed to beat her personal best times on the track by two seconds and even as much as five each race, improving her skills and making her very competitive.

“My passion for motorsport came from a love of fast cars or modified cars. Since I could drive myself, you would find me at the Wednesday night drags with my friends. To smell rubber burning and petrol ignited something in me. I’ve always had a burning desire to participate” smiled Renee.

“In 2017, my mum asked me to come and try a day with @trackdayclub at Wakefield Park. I remember having so much fun throwing a VY SS around the track. The next year, my parents gifted me with a Women’s Motorsport Development Program, which took us through various motorsport disciplines over a 10-part program. There was no turning back for me” she explained to the Glenmore Gazette.

This year, Renee has raced at the three Eastern Creek Circuits, which are Druitt, South and Grand Prix. She has also taken to the track at Wakefield Park, Marulan, Huntley and Canberra SDMA Hill Climbs. Motorkhanas have been a favourite when testing her skills behind the wheel.

“By the end of 2020, I hope to compete in door to door racing like the Australian Pulsar Racing Association (APRA) or the Improved Production Racing Association (IPRA). I want to continue to develop my skills during practice days” she said.

Next year, Renee hopes to secure sponsorship via monetary or consumables like tyres, petrol, oil or parts. In return, she will have advertising space available on her race car for Round 1 or the entire 2020 season. If you would like more information, you can contact Renee at renee.walsh@live.com.au.

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