On Saturday night at Alexandra Speedway the Kruger Motorsport #44 VS Commodore Sports Sedan will look a little different when it hits the track. Not only will it have a little bit of Pink about it, the car will compete in the Queen of the Valley Ladies Open Sedan event and behind the wheel driving will be 17yo Stella Paterson.
Kruger Motorsport has got right into the spirit of the first event of the season by putting together a deal with Pink Boots Hire owner Jessica Gilchrist that allows Paterson to move from one horsepower to around 360 of them!
Alan Kruger explains. “I was encouraged to give Stella an opportunity in our race car during a discussion with friends recently. My friends suggested contacting Pink Boots Hire and we all thought Stella would be a great role model to represent the cause.
So I met with Jessica (Co-founder) at Pink Boots Hire and she loved the idea. My sister Tammy at the Sign and Badge Centre came up with the promotional design of the car which will be unveiled completely on Saturday night. I have to thank the Sign and Badge Centre for their support with the idea and over the last five years.”
A little about Stella Paterson the race driver of the Pink Boots Hire #44 car. Paterson is 17yo and studying at the Australian Paramedical College and is an avid horse rider.
Paterson shared more “Horses have taken up the entirety of my life since I was 3yo. I am extremely passionate about working hard and producing horses to an extremely high standard.
This year, my favourite achievements have been winning Champion Rider and Champion Hunter at the Show Horse council Battle of the Borders. As well as producing my young Warmblood Hugo, at his 3rd show this weekend Hugo and I took out supreme newcomer, I am very proud of this.
Alan and Shane Kruger have been kind enough to give me a go in their car this weekend, I am so grateful for this experience, and can’t wait to get out there!”
Likewise Pink Boots Hire’s Jessica Gilchrist is looking forward to Stella sharing the Pink Boots Hire message this weekend.
Gilchrist talked about her business. “Pink Boots Hire is a family operated access equipment business that specializes in Scissor Lifts, Knuckle Booms & Cherry Pickers.
As a co-founder of the business I can share with you that the inspiration came after I was diagnosed with Cancer at the age of 27. My family decided to build a brand where we would donate $10 from every hire to the Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness Centre (where Jess had her chemotherapy & radiotherapy).
When people hire with us, they ‘hire with heart’ and for any passionate fan following the racing, next time they need a scissor lift we encourage them to hire through Pink Boots Hire, they will be saving lives of people with cancer.”
Kruger and Melbourne’s Cheapest Cars have been customers of Pink Boots Hire from day one and have an excellent rapport and friendship with Jess and are so excited to be partnered with them. Kruger wants people to put their hands in their pockets also. “It would be wonderful if people could donate to the Olivia Newton John Foundation and Wellness Centre. We all have mums, partners, sisters and family that get this dreadful disease, and it is really important we keep the foundation financial for the great work they do.”
Kruger Motorsport cannot wait for Saturday to arrive and encourages everybody to come meet Stella and check out the race car before racing and after and most importantly to contact Pink Boots Hire and enquire about their next equipment hire need.
Kruger Motorsport is proudly supported by;
Pink Boots Hire (Jessica Gilchrist)
Sign & Badge Centre (Tammy Roos)
Ziggy’s Paint & Panel (Andy Siegfried)
Baywood Wreckers (John Hill, Johnathon Maxwell)
Blackburn Trailers (Cory Macgregor)
Melbourne’s Best Painter (Wayne O’Donnell)
Simmo’s Fiberglass (Troy Simpson)
Smooth Suspension (Wayne Sheerman )
NTS Automotive (Greg Staples )
Mean Bean Coffee Machine (Leticia Brown)
Lenny Bates & Simon Deboer