Australian Female Drivers Champion Michelle Phillips

Some of the nation’s most talented reinswomen were in action at Albion Park this evening, with Victoria’s Michelle Phillips taking the honours in the 2023 Australian Female Drivers Championship.

A race victory and two seconds helped Phillips amass enough points (51) to finish well clear of Western Australia’s Emily Suvaljko (39) and Tasmania’s Tiarna Ford (38).
It was an amazing effort considering Michelle spend Sunday night in hospital after a race fall at Ouyen.

Queensland’s best was Narissa McMullen who finished fifth on 33 points. Despite winning the opening race of the series, the home state’s other representative, Narissa’s younger sister Taleah, ended up equal seventh (31). Unfortunately, the maroon star siblings failed to emulate the success of sister Dannielle who won the last AFDC in Tasmania two years ago.

Hosted by Racing Queensland in conjunction with the Albion Park Harness Racing Club, this was the first time the series was held since 2021 after the February floods washed out the 2022 edition in Brisbane.

In the popular series, two drivers from each state accumulate points over six-races and the competitor with the most points is declared the winner.