A local rally driver is gearing up to compete in this year’s Brean Rally in memory of her father.
Cheryl Spencer will be driving in the 22nd Brean Rally, which will be held during the weekend of 27th and 28th January 2018.
“I am taking part in the rally as a local girl returning home in memory and tribute to my late dad, Walter John Harris, who sadly passed three years ago this month,” she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
“He loved cars and speed and I have spectated many times and always said one day I would come and do this event.”
“This year my wishes have come true and Brean Sands will be my first UK competition rally.”
She added: “It will be a great opportunity for all our family to come together in memory of my dad and to support us.”
“My rallying career began 11 years ago when we went to Barbados on holiday to spectate at the rally. I was invited by the Barbados rally chairman to take part as a first female driver the following year – and this is exactly what happened.”
“i have been back four times and also taken part in rally days and track events. Last year I had the great honour of being accepted into the British Women Racing Drivers Club (BWRDC).”
“I’m also involved with Rally For Heroes, who raise money for SSAFA, the armed forces charity, through motorsport events driving through Europe.” To support Cheryl, click here.
Pictured: Cheryl in action (photos Andy Crayford – Crayfordmedia)
Brean Rally 2018