Final Women in Motorsport display participant named after public wildcard vote

CRC Speedshow reveals final particpant in the Women in Motorsport display, powered by Century Batteries...


Final Women in Motorsport display participant named after public wildcard vote

The final participant in the 20-strong Women in Motorsport display, powered by Century Batteries, can finally be revealed as Caitlin Hayward, a speedway competitor currently racing out of Tauranga.

Caitlin emerged victorious after an intense public vote, which saw over 3,600 votes with runner up, rally co-driver Tasha Oakden, finishing a mere seven votes behind.

Ross Prevette, managing director CRC Speedshow says: “To have our final participant decided by such a small amount after such a huge voting process is fantastic, and really shows both Caitlin and Tasha deserve all the recognition they currently get.”

Now that Caitlin is confirmed for the CRC Speedshow, she can now join the other 19 talented Women in Motorsport who are:

  • Jessi Combs, United States of America, off-road racing, custom fabricator and the world’s fastest woman on four wheels
  • Tiffany Chittenden, United Kingdom / Christchurch, karting
  • Chelsea Herbert, Auckland, karting and circuit racing
  • Amy Smith, East Tamaki, circuit racing
  • Holly Boyd, Pukekohe, circuit racing
  • Wendy Metcalfe, Bronwynne Leech & Sheridan Broadbent, Auckland, endurance circuit racing team
  • Alexandra Whitley, Toowoomba (Australia), circuit racing
  • Jodie Verhulst, Tauranga, drifting
  • Christina Orr-West, Whakatane, circuit racing
  • Stacey Price, Hamilton, drag racing
  • Kirsten Vermuelen, Tauranga, speedway
  • Courtney Duncan, Palmerston (Otago), Moto-X
  • Sara Mason, Masterton, rallying
  • Avalon Biddle, Orewa, motorcycle road racing
  • Frances Buckley, Auckland, motorsport mechanic
  • Amelia Wheeler, Auckland, speedway driver and V8 Supercars ITM 500 Pukekohe event coordinator
  • Emma Gilmour, Dunedin, rallying
  • Katherine Benson, Auckland, circuit racing
  • Deborah Day, Auckland, event official / organiser