Sue Hughes in her 172nd Race Meeting
Sue Hughes could well be the most raced lady in Australian motorsport history when she straps herself into her Radical SR3 for her 172nd official race meeting at Sydney Motorsport Park for Round 2 of the 2023 Industrie Clothing New South Wales Supersports Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Sue started competing in hillclimb events in 1988, including winning her class in the NSW Championship and runner-up in the Australian championship.
Sue then started her circuit racing career in the ladies-only Mazda 121 series in 1996 after steering the Medical Car at the Bathurst 1000 for a few years.
Sue then turned towards the Australian Production GT Championship in a Suzuki Swift , at first racing in the occasional round, but then undertaking an entire year in the Championship in 1999, where she finished third in Class E.
Sue continued in the GT Production Championship again the following year, although was behind the wheel of a Mazda, a Falcon, and a BMW, in various rounds.
For 2001, Sue stayed in the BMW, in which she finished in 9th place in Class B.
BMW then noticed Sue and they took her on for a while by BMW as a driver trainer, which included training competitors in the BMW Mini Celebrity Challenge.
Sue resumed full time racing in 2008 in a BMW M3, which she raced for a couple of years until 2010, when she then switched to a Formula Ford, and in 2011 to a Radical SR3.
By the end of 2011 in the Radical, Sue finished fourth in Class 2 of the Australian Sports Racer Series, and finished thirteenth in the Radical Australia Cup and earned one podium finish.
Sue has been a constant competitor in the Radical Australia Cup and the New South Wales Supersports Championship since then, with additional appearances in the Australian Prototype Series.
Has any lady driver raced more than Sue?
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