Top Fuel drag racer Rachelle Splatt dropped a surprise today, revealing she has just licensed to drive a jet car.
Splatt was offered the drive by Darren Di Filippo, a former Top Fuel racer himself, putting her in the jetcars.com.au team's Speed Demon dragster.
“I had to change my mindset completely from the way I drive a Top Fuel dragster but with all the amazing support and training from Darren and his team it was a successful transition,” she said.
“It was very special to have the support from my Dad, my boys, Tony and some of my Top Fuel crew who were all at the track cheering me on.
“I want to say a big thank you to Wayne who strapped me in the car and did everything he could to make sure I was comfortable and safe. To the entire jet car crew, thank you so much for making me feel at home within your team.
“Lastly I would like to say a huge thank you to Darren for his guidance, patience and for trusting me in one of his jet cars. I am so appreciative for this opportunity and look forward to the fun we will all have together.”
Splatt's first race in the Speed Demon will be at Willowbank Raceway's Jet Car Thunder event on April 14.
Splatt has no intentions of giving up on Top Fuel driving, planning to be in the hot seat of both varieties of rail.