One of the fastest women drivers in history in town
DRAG RACING: Christine Steffens is aiming to win round 2 of JP Racing Dragfest at Warwick Dragway this weekend.
Steffens was the fastest woman drag racing driver in Australia until two years ago and is now ranked in the top three.
She and husband Ricky arrived in Warwick late yesterday to prepare for the biggest weekend of drag racing in Warwick this year.
An accountant at Glenore Grove in the Lockyer Valley, Steffens has won two or three Dragfests overall but does not expect to be in the overall placings this weekend because she did not compete in round 1 due to their new towing vehicle not being ready.
She has a fastest 200m (one-eighth mile) pass of 4.37 seconds at Warwick Dragway at a top speed of 257km/h.
Steffens has been a Warwick District Drag Racing Association member and has one Outlaws Club class win to her credit.
"Ricky sets up the vehicle; I tell everyone I am just the pilot,” she said.
More than 200 nominations have been received for the meeting and another 40 are expected on the day.
Association vice-president John Loy said the club was ready to work with whatever the weather offered this weekend.
"If we have a shower on the day, it only takes half an hour to prepare the track for more racing,” Loy said.
"We already have drivers from as far as Melbourne in town now.”