Mums choose petrol over pancakes for Mother’s Day

BREAKFAST in bed, a family lunch and being taken out to dinner by the kids.

Kylie Rae and Tara Ward will battle it out against each other and a dozen other women in the Mother’s Day Massacre at Daylesford Speedway on Sunday.

Kylie Rae and Tara Ward will battle it out against each other and a dozen other women in the Mother’s Day Massacre at Daylesford Speedway on Sunday.

That’s no way to spend Mother’s Day, says Kylie Rae of Wendouree.

When other mums are having pancakes or bacon and eggs prepared for them on Sunday, Ms Rae will be preparing a Commodore VS street stock for Daylesford’s annual Mother’s Day Massacre.

About 14 women drivers – most of them mums – will contest the Roz Moynihan Memorial Trophy at the Daylesford Speedway.

“I haven’t had a Mother’s Day lunch for five years,” Ms Rae, 39, said. “I’m always at the speedway on Mother’s Day. I’m lucky to get a burnt snag on the day, but so what?”

Ms Rae has two teenage kids, Lachlan and Lavinia. 

While 17-year-old Lachlan is a petrol head, Lavinia, who turns 15 on Friday, doesn’t race cars.

She prefers a different kind of horsepower but will help out from the pits. Making the day a complete family affair, the Commodore Ms Rae will drive belongs to her partner James Robinson. 

One of the women racing against Ms Rae is Tara Ward. 

Ms Ward, 23, does not have children but her own mother will be taking an interest, if not behind the wheel of her Commodore VB.

“Mum won’t get in the car,” Ms Ward said.

The Roz Moynihan ladies’ races are named for the spiritual mother of the Daylesford Speedway, who died suddenly last year.

“We decided last year to name the races in Roz’s honour. She was an amazing volunteer and supporter of Daylesford Speedway,” Ms Rae said. 

Daylesford Speedway is hosting a double header this weekend, with club championships on the Saturday before the big Mother’s Day meeting on Sunday. Some of the women will also suit up for the caravan race as well.

Racing starts noon each day.

AT A GLANCE

WHAT: Mothers’ Day Massacre

WHEN: Sunday, from 12pm

WHERE: Daylesford Speedway

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