Andover girl racer Dawn Boyd walked away from a 100mph crash last weekend at Snetterton without injury.

But that can’t be said of her Fiesta, which was a write off.

Dawn was in Norfolk for rounds three and four of the Vortex Dunlop Fiesta Championship where the weather was glorious for the second weekend in a row.

Ironically the new upgraded exhaust system was fitted and hopes were high of improvements.

But without the time to test the equipment, it proved to be of inferior quality, and it didn’t bring much of the promised speed.

She had a positive test session but couldn’t find the extra pace to join the main pack in qualifying and had to fight hard in race one. Having made five places from her starting grid by the time she reached turn one, she enjoyed a good race-long battle. Not counting a scary moment of brake failure, exiting the black stuff on two occasions and sliding about on other racers’ spilled oil, it was an eventful but successful race, being awarded third place in the Masters Trophy.

Sadly race two was to be a whole different story. Dawn made a couple of places from the start again, and she settled in for a good race, keeping up with the pack through the first few corners.

Spirits were high as she entered the second lap, but as she turned into the first corner at 100+mph she was hit from behind, sending her spinning right and was hit again, turning her backwards and heavily into the Armco. Although Dawn was not hurt, the whole chassis is bent beyond repair.

She now has another fight on her hands to find the funds to build a car – hopefully within the next two weeks – to be back for the next rounds of the Fiesta Championship.