ROAD TO GLORY: Dural driver Emily Duggan won her first endurance race on Saturday in the MacAlister Hyundai Series X3 NSW race at Wakefield Park. A lifelong passion for cars has inspired Dural’s Emily Duggan to chase her dream ofbecominga V8 Supercar driver.
Three years into her amateur racing career, progress is coming along nicely for the 23-year-old.
On Saturday, she won the MacAlister Hyundai Series X3 NSW race at Wakefield Park, recording the competitions faster-ever lap time in the process.
“Itwas an amazing feeling,” she told the News.
Ms Duggan won the hour-long race ahead of Adam Bryant by a margin of 0.4 seconds. She said the resultwould not have been possible without more than two months of physical and mental preparation.
“[An hour] is a lot longer in the car than we normally do and your body has to be able to withstand the pressures of racing. You also need to stay focused mentally so you don’t make any costly mistakes.
“I was a little nervous going into the race because I chose to do it without a co-driver but it turned out really well.”
Having been raisedin Brisbane, Ms Duggan said amoveto Sydney three years ago providedher with the opportunity to fulfill her ambitions.
“My familynever gave methe opportunity to do go-karting or anything when I was younger.
“I’ve loved cars from day dot andrealised if I wanted to chase my dream I had to make it happen myself.”
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