Paula makes history at raceway

Paula Atkin
Paula Atkin

A DAVENTRY woman has made history at Santa Pod Raceway.

Paula Atkin (pictured) has become the UK first female doorslammer racer to reach 200mph.

She recorded a time of 201.47mph in six seconds over the quarter mile.

This is Stan and Paula Atkin’s 25th year in the sport of drag racing.

The latest success follows several championship wins in their time in the sport.

The team have been working very hard on their engine and Nitrous Oxide tune up in their Carbon Fibre 2004 Ford Mustang.

Their next planned outing in the car will be at the Euro Finals at Santa Pod on September 6-9 where they will be hoping for more 200mph runs.