Recently the lady and junior drivers from the Pembrokeshire Autograss Club (PAC) travelled to Cambridge for the National Autograss Sport Association Lady & Juniors Nationals.

Western Telegraph: Tia Rees in action.Tia Rees in action. (Image: Michaela Dance)

Each and everyone represented PAC well with many of our juniors making the quarter and semi finals where there was over 100 competitors in each of the junior classes, namely Travis Markillie, Rio Sheehan, Kai Rees competing in the junior saloons and Angel Jones and Dexter Jones in the Junior specials class.

Our ladies did the PAC club proud with Alice Evans and Sophie Sheehan in class one, Linda Thomas in class two, Lucy Wickham in class 5 and Alice Bevans in class 8.

Western Telegraph: Michaela Dance with sons Macsen and MicoMichaela Dance with sons Macsen and Mico (Image: Michaela Dance)

Two of the Pembrokeshire Autograss Club’s lady drivers drove superbly in their heats to gain enough points to get to their respective and highly competitive class finals.

Young sixteen year old Tia Rees PAC 21 from Johnston, Haverfordwest in her first year out of junior specials qualified in fourth place for the prestigious class eight specials final out of over fifty highly fast and experienced drivers from all over the UK and Ireland. Tia’s driving was exceptional and was lying third for the majority of the eight lap final but slipped to fourth taking the chequered flag. Tia and her family was delighted with her fourth place cup and is the youngest class eight driver to collect a cup and be on the podium at the nationals. The PAC club are extremely proud of Tia this year following her successful junior racing.

Western Telegraph: Michaela Dance in actionMichaela Dance in action (Image: Michaela Dance)

Michaela Dance PAC 53 from Pendine formerly of Cosheston returned to the super saloon class seven this year racing her single 1520cc single hyabusa in a mini pickup shell. Michaela won her first two heats and was leading the third until another driver hit her back wheel, breaking her shock and tyre. Michaela limped round the outside and finished in last position to collect those all important points and qualified for her final in last place. The national’s class seven final was an excellent race with the top four constantly changing places and Michaela in her usual driving style came home in third place, again PAC are really proud of her achievements along with all of their drivers.

If anyone would like to get involved in PAC autograss club as a driver – mens, ladies or juniors or as a marshall contact the club’s chairman Mike Bevans 07768532212. In 2024 PAC will be helping organise the first British Autograss Round one and the Ladies and Juniors Nationals at their regular venue near Red Roses, along with the other four clubs in the South Wales Autograss League.