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Driver makes it two from two in Warwick in 2016

Christine Steffens was top qualifier and class winner at Dragfest 2016.
Christine Steffens was top qualifier and class winner at Dragfest 2016. Gerard Walsh

DRAG RACING: Christine Steffens loves the challenge of drag racing and the result.

"If you don't succeed, it is your fault,” she said.

Steffens, an accountant from Glenore Grove, has been rated the fastest woman drag racer in Australia for the past four years.

She also was the fastest qualifier in blown outlaws at the weekend at Dragfest and then beat the runner-up, Roma driver Randall Mohr.

Steffens has had a quiet year in drag racing but two of the five meetings she has contested were in Warwick.

She is happy to give a lot of the credit for her success to her husband Ricky Steffens, who reconditions engines for a living.

"We have travelled as far as Perth to compete.

"If it wasn't for Ricky it wouldn't be possible,” she said.

Steffens was the fastest qualifier at the weekend with a speed of 160 miles an hour and a pass of 4.38 seconds.

As an accountant, Steffens admits she does keep track of the cost of drag racing.

"I use 60 litres of fuel at a meeting,” she said.

This year, she had a win at Warwick Dragway in the JP Racing One Eighth Series round on the way to a series win.

She then won again at the weekend for two wins from two Warwick appearances for the year.

The Craig Thompson Memorial Trophy for the winner of street was won by Sarah Langridge. Rachelle Connolly was runner-up.

Winners: Young guns Andrew Tinney, street bike Phil Halpin, drag bike Matt Halpin, street Sarah Langridge, nostalgia street Shane Molloy, fast street Robert Winterburn, radial Shane Baker, extreme sedan Rick Neilsen, quick ET Peter Neilsen, blown outlaws Christine Steffens.

Full results from Dragfest in Daily News Community Edition tomorrow.

Topics:  dragfest glenore grove warwick warwick dragway



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