Driver Profile - Kristin Vermeulen

I am often asked what got me into speedway; very simply it was my Dad.
When you are Dad’s girl and happy to tag along anywhere he goes, that included speedway.
From the day my ministock turned up in the garage my family has hung out together travelling from one end of the country to the other.
I progressed into the super saloon class at the age of 16 and after a season at my home track the travelling started all over again.
With my determination and ‘give anything a go’ attitude I will take any opportunity that comes my way.
As a driver it is my passion, at times even my therapy, it’s who I am and just feels like home.

THE DRIVER
Kristin Vermeulen
Hometown: Tauranga, New Zealand
Date of Birth: 28th January 1992
-Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons)
-Certified Life Coach
-National Certificate in Real Estate
Years racing: Ministock 2003 to 2008 (age 11 to 16)
Super Saloon 2008 (age 16 years) to present date
Ultimate Motorsport Goal: To race internationally and win a New Zealand Super Saloon Championship Title
Other Racing Opportunities: Go-Karts, tarseal and dirt, Jetsprint Navigator alongside Rex Briant
Favourite Track: Waikaraka Family Speedway, Auckland and Central Motor Speedway, Cromwell

THE CAR
Racing Class: Super Saloon
Race #: 12
Body Style: Corvette
Chassis Builder: Hypermac
Engine Builder: Motors by Mel
Engine: 411ci Chev, 808 horse power
Ex 1nz car of Shane McIntyre