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Petrina Astbury

Petrina is a fantastic asset as a long time volunteer and competitor to the MSCA. Petrina also helps motorsport via her work with the Women's arm of CAMS known as WAMS (Women of Australian Motorsport). See Petrina's WAMS profile here

You will probably know Petrina as the smiling person who helps you with your sign in procedure when you are checking in at an MSCA sprint event. However there is a lot more that she and her merry team of volunteers go through in addition to handling the challenges that come with processing on average over a 100 people at each meeting. Petrina also competes in the events in her trusty clubman and has a healthy competition with her father Nick (MSCA chief scrutineer) and her new hubby Bruce (MSCA treasurer). You could say her involvement in the MSCA is a family affair.

Petrina is also one of the founders of the fabulously popular CAMS sponsored Come and Try events which encourages newcomers to motorsport. This is a huge undertaking and lots of time has been invested in what has been recognized as the most popular deployment of this program across Australia. Always smiling and always in control Petrina knows how to organise and communicate which is just as well as her profession is in the People, Culture and learning field. She is a great facilitator and a keen competitor.

The MSCA has a great community spirit that comes from people such as Petrina and we owe them a lot of thanks for their great contribution, without which a lot would not be possible.

Next time you see that smiling face say hi and if you feel you would like to contribute in any way, whether it be with expertise in some motorsport related field, organizational, marketing or other ways just drop a line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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