Ladies’ Night @Kartright #2: No Rain, No Gain

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay Blog | Blog Post of Cheryl Tay

It was yet another wet evening as the second Ladies’ Night @Kartright took place the next day on 26th February 2011. This time the rain ceased much earlier, giving more time for the track to dry up.

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Excited to go karting with other females, everyone turned up on time and the programme was followed promptly. Again, Formula 3 racer Richard Bradley shared his experience and insights on karting as well as motorsports in general.

 

Moving into the basics of karting, the ladies listened attentively with some even taking notes, but I bet most were just dying to get behind the wheel!

 

Overall, the group was not as aggressive as the previous day’s (except for a few ‘wild’ ones) but no one seemed to mind.

CTLN2_5Safety briefing by Kartright Speedway

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All ready to move off!
 
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Getting the gloves on

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The two of them were literally karting together!

 

CTLN2_10See what I told you? :p

 

CTLN2_11No Rain, No Gain

 

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Rounding up the top 10 best timings for a mini race, some of the girls were anxious about being on the starting grid for the first time.

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With the engines turned on and brakes applied with a slight push of the accelerator, I could feel the adrenalin building and I wished I was on the starting grid to race too!
CTLN2_16Su-Anne in pole position

 

CTLN2_17Guess what? She’s called CHERYL TAY too!

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Once the safety kart lined up behind the two rows, the green flag was waved and off they went!

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Now familiarised with the track, you could see the confidence in them as they took corners better and charged down the straights like there was no end. Less spinouts and more control was witnessed, as the clock was ticking away.

 

Eventually, it was Su-Anne who crossed the line first, having held her pole position strongly. She did an impressive best lap time of sub-56 seconds on damp ground! That is really something worth roaring about…

 

Second place was a good fight between Falizzah and Lemna as they battled neck-to-neck to the last corner, sides of the karts scrapping each other as they grappled furiously for every inch of the track to get ahead.

 

Alas, Falizzah’s kart encountered a problem and she had to helplessly watch Lemna cross the finish line first, as the others started coming in as well.

 

Nonetheless, it was all in good fun with some competitive punch to hype up the spirit.

 

Thank you ladies for stepping forward to give karting a try! You really made my day…

*hugs*

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Hope to see you again at Ladies’ Night @Kartright!

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Special thanks to Kartright Speedway for having a wonderful venue, 9tro for event support and photography, Mind Chic Club for the faith and belief in me as well as volunteers Eric and Jamie for your precious time!

 

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