Reving up for Mother’s Day

May 5, 2024 BY

The program will allow for those interested in motorsports to have a go in a safe and controlled environment.

Surprise the mums and mother figures in your life this Mother’s Day with some racing fun.

On May 12 the Western District Car Club (WDCC) and Motorsport Australia are coming together to host a come and try day for beginners.

The program is aimed at women who have an interest in motorsport but are unsure on where to start.

Basic car preparation and driving skills are taught in a safe and controlled environment with no need for any experience.

Britt Draper has been racing for more than two years as a navigator and recently did her first race as a driver.

“It can be very daunting and hard to navigate the motorsport world and we really want to make it a bit easier and more approachable for women,” she said.

“There’s a massive space for women in the sport, drivers are always looking for navigators, if that’s an interest to anyone I’d love to assist and guide them on that journey.”

Participants will learn basic car preparation and driving skills during the mother’s day event.


The WDCC is one of the biggest car clubs in the region and was approached by Motorsport Australia to see if they would be interested in running the program.

“We just see a hole in the sport for women and we wanted to give them an opening to learn a bit more and see if they’re interested in joining,” Britt said.

Participants will learn basic vehicle maintenance and safety checks with the day being run by the ladies of the club.

There will be two sessions that run across the day, in the morning and afternoon.

Sessions are $30 and include lunch, guest speakers and mentors.

The come and try day will take place at the Avalon Motorsport Complex with friends and family welcome to come along and watch.

Participants are required to bring their own car with everyday cars being suitable for the event.

For more information, head to their Facebook page WDCC, or email [email protected]

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