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Vikki Owns The Wondai Circuit

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Yatala driver Vikki Paxton clocked up the fastest time for the third year in a row in her open-wheel Dallara F301 … she was third in the inaugural Wondai Sprints in 2016

Motors In Motion organising committee president Kevin Krosch was run off his feet … but happy with how the weekend turned out

April 19, 2019

Yatala driver Vikki Paxton stamped her ownership on the Wondai Sprints last weekend, recording the fastest time in the street event for the third year in a row.

In fact, she’s never been off the winner’s podium at Wondai, as she came third in the inaugural event back in 2016.

Paxton is lucky to be able to walk let alone drive a racing car.

In 1991, she was a promising Formula Ford driver when she was involved in a bad crash at Amaroo Park.

She ended up with a broken back, pelvis, ribs, jaw as well as internal and neck injuries.

After years of rehabilitation, Paxton climbed back into a race car, a Dallara F301 built by her husband, and the pair are now a common sight on the street sprints circuit.

The Sprints’ inaugural winner, Toowoomba driver Ray Vandersee, shone in his last lap on Sunday afternoon, shooting from fourth spot into second after a blistering run in his self-designed and self-built Skelta G-Force.

Wondai Sprints organisers told southburnett.com.au they were happy with the audience support for the weekend, with about 600 people through the gate on Saturday and more than a 1000 on Sunday.

Sunday’s entertainment also included a large show’n’shine in the adjoining Wondai sports fields.

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Motorsport guru Will Hagon returned to Wondai for another stint behind the microphone on Saturday and Sunday

Ray Vandersee set his best time on his last lap, leaping from 4th spot to 2nd in his self-built Skelta G-Force … the Toowoomba-based driver won the inaugural Wondai Sprints back in 2016

Justin McCarthy, from Bribie Island, kept his record intact … his vintage Austin 7 Sports Special recorded the slowest lap time for the fourth year in a row!

Brisbane driver Derek Roberts brought along his Chev-powered Jaguar XJS which has a massive 468 CID motor

Sponsors Westlink Petroleum finished the weekend off with a burn out (inset) that sent the tyre smoke billowing

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Results

Fastest times:

1. Dallara F301 – Vikki Paxton (33) 0:51.2836

2. Skelta G-Force – Ray Vandersee (126) 0:53.0142

3. Readster MTR1 – Matthew Read (108) 0:53.8541

Slowest time: Austin 7 Sports Special – Justin McCarthy (123)  1:36.2559   (but it won its category, “Group JB Vintage Cars”)

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One Response to Vikki Owns The Wondai Circuit

  1. John Box

    Excellent article – thank you for the ongoing support of local community events

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