Head Jenny has success formula

PUBLISHED: 16:58 13 July 2006 | UPDATED: 14:45 12 May 2010

Jenny Heinzelmann

Jenny Heinzelmann

A HEADTEACHER who competed in a challenging motor racing competition said it was the best two days of her life. Jenny Heinzelmann, 53, of Barkway Primary School, competed in Club Formula Woman s annual motor racing championship to prove women drivers are

A HEADTEACHER who competed in a challenging motor racing competition said it was the best two days of her life.

Jenny Heinzelmann, 53, of Barkway Primary School, competed in Club Formula Woman's annual motor racing championship to prove women drivers are just as good as men.

Following successful completion of a series of assessment tests last October, she was included in a shortlist of 100 drivers to compete in an elimination's camp in Leicestershire.

Jenny faced a series of fitness, racing and personality tests to prove she had what it takes to be a competitive racing driver - and got through to the second day of the camp with 49 other women.

She said: "They were the best couple of days I have spent in my life.

"I loved the excitement, the challenge, and the overall experience.

"I was that close to getting to the final stage out of all the thousands that applied.

"The fact that I have picked it up a lot later in life makes it even better.

"It was unexpected to get through to the second day, but at one point I thought I had the potential to win the race."

She said she would compete in the competition again next year, and will automatically be entered for the assessment stage.

"I am going to take part and get more experience and practice," she said.

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