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Speedway events across the country are seeing a rise in women drivers | The Daily Advertiser



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When her helmet goes on, Courtney O’Hehir is “one of the boys”. The 27-year-old has been raising the dust on some of Australia’s biggest speedways since she was 14. For the past five years, she’s hit the big leagues. “I was about seven when I first went to the speedway. My stepdad was into it, and my sister got it into it,” Ms O’Hehir said. “I remember heaps of dirt flicking at me. I loved it. I used to really look up to the drivers.” “When you haven’t got a helmet on, you’re talking to everyone but then the helmet comes on and you’re focusing completely on the drive. Over the years, Ms O’Hehir has grown accustomed to being the only woman behind the wheel. “It’s intimidating, but the guys don’t see me as…

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