Car Number: 87
Home town: Hollywell, Queensland, Australia
Date of Birth: 03/05/2007
Team: Action Motorsport
The 16-year-old – currently studying Year 12 and a Diploma of Business at St Stephen’s College - will join the championship trail after beginning her career just over a year ago racing a Hyundai Excel in regional enduro races.
Having tested the Toyota 86 in New Zealand at Hampton Downs earlier this year, she was selected for the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Australia evaluation day and since then has been getting mileage under her belt under the watchful eye of ‘Robbo the Whisperer’ from On The Pace.
Summer reckons his input has been critical as she prepares for the New Zealand season, which begins in November at the Taupo Motorsport Park and the Aussie Toyota 86 Championships after that.
“Robbo worked with some of the NZ drivers last season, and he is giving me some insight as to what I can expect in the TGRNZ season,” she explained. “The Aussie Toyota 86 is slightly different to the New Zealand car and Robbo along with my race engineer and mentor Scott Green have helped me learn how I can prepare for the different specifications.
“I’ve also been doing a lot of training on the simulator and keeping up my fitness in the gym and on the bike. It’s all adding up.”