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RACHELLE SPLATT NAMES WINTERNATIONALS CREW CHIEF

Rachelle Splatt getting ready for the Gulf Western Oil sponsored 50th Winternationals - Photo: Supplied

Rachelle Splatt getting ready for the Gulf Western Oil sponsored 50th Winternationals – Photo: Supplied

Nitro veteran, and long time friend of Rachelle Splatt, Glenn Mikres will return to Willowbank Raceway for this years Gulf Western Oils 50th Australian Winternationals.

Mikres will call the shots and provide his tuning talents for Splatt’s Top Fuel Dragster as she attempts to be the first Australian woman to crack 300 mph in Australia.

Glenn Mikres will tune Splatt's Top Fueler - Photo: Supplied

Glenn Mikres will tune Splatt’s Top Fueler – Photo: Supplied

Splatt’s usual nitro tuner in the US, Ron Douglas, was unable to commit to trip to the Winternationals, leading her to call upon long time friend Mikres.

The two met when Splatt ventured across to the the USA to drive the Luxor-sponsored Top Fuel dragster back in 1994. This was the dragster that propelled when she became the first woman in the world to run 300mph in the quarter mile.

Now Mikres will help her at this years Gulf Western Oils 50th Australian Winternationals as she attempts to repeat that feat on home soil in June in her Gulf Western Oil, Century Yuasa Batteries and OVO Mobile backed Top Fuel dragster.

“One thing that really excites me is that after being out of the sport for more than 10 years is that I am competing at the 50th Winternationals, with the event sponsor Gulf Western Oil supporting my return to Willowbank Raceway!” said Splatt.

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