Sindy Kent is one of the growing number of women joining the professional burnout world, ready to give it her all for Kwinana Performance Burnout Blitz.
Driving the pink Toyota Hilux with the provocactive PUSSYWHIPD number plate, Kent said the passion for burnouts started as a fun hobby with her father.
“Building a burnout car was a bit of a father/daughter project really,” she said. “Dad upgraded the engine in his Torana and I got the hand-me-down.
“He initially wanted me to get into circuit racing but I insisted burnouts were the way to go.”
And who can argue with that? Burnout comps are one of the most accessible forms of motorsport and one of the few that will let you perform in front of a massive crowd. Kent says all that excitement can go by in a blur.
“It’s funny really – it is the quickest few minutes of you life,” she said. “The lead up is full of anticipation and nerves, but then when you get out there the adrenaline kicks in and it feels as if the world stops around you.”
Tehre’s about 340 horsepower under Kent’s right foot with a 350 Chev hiding underneath the bonnet. She said she is looking forward to returning to the Motorplex.
“This is actually my first skid back at the Plex after a few years, so I am really looking forward to getting back out there. The pad itself is a great size and the length makes for some unreal tip-ins.
“The ute is awesome to throw around the pad. Keeping it in a straight line is the challenge.
“We have no goals really, if we drive it on the trailer at the end of the night I’m winning!”
Kwinana Performance Burnout Blitz kicks off from 6pm on Saturday.
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