At Round 3 of the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at Mildura Sunset Strip, Holly Camilleri secured her first ever National event win in Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster. It was a win she never expected…

Camilleri defeated Tegan Roach, Andrew Shirley, Jordan Spencer and finally Sarah Donnelly to claim the ANDRA Christmas Tree.

Identical reaction times in the final made for a tense race to the finish with Camilleri coming out on top in 9.760 seconds at 63.60 mph on a 9.74 dial in to Donnelly’s 8.448 at 72.77 mph on an 8.45 dial in. 

HollyCamilleri-juniordragsterwinner-outlawimages-webFollowing the historic win, Holly shares her thoughts and feelings on breaking through for that first ever victory: 

“Every time I get in my car I am nervous right up till I am at the line ready to stage. 

“I’m racing in B/JD for the first time, I can go faster and I was hoping to have a chance in beating who I raced. 

“Coming into my first round I was just hoping not to lose just so I could go home happy that I won one race. But then I won the next and the next and then I was in the finals. Never did I imagine I would be there and my heart was beating really fast, I was shaking, 

“Coming up to the finals I didn’t think I had any hope in beating Sarah as she is an experienced driver.  I was nervous, scared, worried I would red light because of my nerves, then I won, I couldn’t believe it. 

“I wanted to cry, jump up and down and scream all at the same time.  What an awesome feeling.”

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