The Wroe siblings have made a big impression on Super Street this season with their three car team, all in the familiar yellow colours of Thornlie Automotives – and two of them have a shot at the Super Street championship this Saturday at the WA Grand Final, the last major drag racing event of the Perth Motorplex season.
Ashleigh Wroe currently holds the lead of the championship, while brother Nicholas sits third. Kirstie Wroe is not too far back in seventh place.
Ashleigh said that it has been tough to field three race cars but has been completely worth it at the same time.
“A championship would mean a lot to the team as we have been working hard on all three cars all season and the championship would be the cherry on the cake for a great and enjoyable season,” she said.
However winning the championship may mean having to beat up on one of her siblings.
“My toughest opponent would be Kirstie and Nicholas because there are parts of you that don’t want to beat your own family,” Ashleigh said. “But the whole Super Street class is an extremely tough class and full of great racers.”
Brother Nicholas has enjoyed the family racing as well and said it has been some time since a Wroe won a championship so they are keen to get the name back up there. His best championship finish was a second place in Junior Dragster.
“The highlight of the season for me has to be getting my sister Kirstie racing,” he said. “After not being 100% convinced she wanted to race, I let her drive my VP Commodore at the Holden vs Ford event last year and she was hooked.
“She’s been racing her Monaro this year and is performing really well. After a slow start due to us all learning the Monaro’s preferences, she’s come through with some very impressive results. I mean runner up at the Westernationals in your first year is pretty darn impressive.”
Like Ashleigh, Nicholas feels the pressure when he comes up against his siblings on race day.
“Every Super Street racer races hard and knows how to race really well, making it a really competitive field at every meet,” he said. “There is something about racing family member though that makes you try even harder. Not sure if it’s the bragging rights or the ultra competitiveness between us all but the races between me and my sisters are often the toughest.”
The WA Grand Final is your last chance for the season to see WA’s best drag racers fighting it out for championship glory.
Over six gruelling months these racers have fought it out on the quarter mile and now this is their last opportunity to consolidate a lead or make a stirring comeback.
Will the supercharged heroes of Top Comp lay down track records or go up in smoke to beat their rivals?
Cool April conditions typically lead to some of the quickest times and fastest speeds seen all season at Perth Motorplex so make sure you are there and don’t miss a moment. Be sure to bring the kids, because they get in absolutely FREE!
Sportsman qualifying begins from 9.45am on Saturday, with the main show from 6pm. Event details.