Passionate Bundaberg kart racer Ruby Attard has been named a Speed Queens Australia Ambassador and will use the role to support women in the sport.
Speed Queens Australia is made up of a community of women from right around the nation and has a mission to empower others within the industry through a successful ambassador program.
Ruby, 14, has been racing for just under two years in the junior class and said she was thrilled to be crowned ambassador for 2023.
“My role is to help promote the involvement in motorsport for women by encouraging the sport to everyone,” she said.
With racing running in her family's blood, Ruby said it wasn't hard to find her own love for the sport.
“My background with speedway racing is that my uncle and cousin were first involved and then my brother started racing karts,” she said.
“I was always watching and helping so I decided to give it a try.
“I love the feeling of going fast and all the friends I have made from this experience.”
Ruby has won multiple trophies and boards over her time in the sport, but said her biggest achievement was when she was crowned Most Improved Open-Wheeled Junior Driver for the Maryborough club that she often trains with.
She said her new role as Speed Queens Ambassador would provide opportunities to further her racing skills while passing on her own knowledge to others.
“I am most excited about trying to attract more girls into the sport!” she said.
Find out more about Speed Queens Australia here.
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