By John Doig, CompetitionPlus Australia; Photo by Dave Reid, Drag Photos Wed, 2019-01-16 08:34
Ashley Sanford will be chasing a belated birthday present when she returns to Australia for the Santo’s Summer Thunder meeting at Sydney Dragway.
Sanford, who turned 25 on January 14, is chasing her first Australian Christmas tree since making her debut down under in 2017 has finished runner-up at the first two rounds of the 400 Thunder season.
“I couldn’t think of a better birthday present than to take the win in Sydney,” Said Sanford. We’ve come close both times this season – going down to my Rapisarda Autosport International team-mate Wayne Newby in Sydney then to Kelly Bettes at Willowbank Raceway. I’m being patient and not feeling pressured to get the first win. You only need to look around at some of the guys racing in the NHRA like Clay Millican who had around 254 starts before he landed his first win. The message is if you persist then it will happen. I love racing in Sydney. It’s the home track for our team owner Santo Rapisarda and there’s a great feeling in our pits with lots of Santo’s family, friends and work colleagues coming out for the event.”
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