Driver Profile - Kristin Vermeulen

I am often asked what got me into speedway; very simply it was my Dad.
When you are Dad’s girl and happy to tag along anywhere he goes, that included speedway.
From the day my ministock turned up in the garage my family has hung out together travelling from one end of the country to the other.
I progressed into the super saloon class at the age of 16 and after a season at my home track the travelling started all over again.
With my determination and ‘give anything a go’ attitude I will take any opportunity that comes my way.
As a driver it is my passion, at times even my therapy, it’s who I am and just feels like home.

THE DRIVER
Kristin Vermeulen
Hometown: Tauranga, New Zealand
Date of Birth: 28th January 1992
Occupation: Real Estate Salesperson at Crockford Real Estate crockfordrealestate.co.nz
-Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons)
-Certified Life Coach
-National Certificate in Real Estate
Years Racing:
Ministock 2003 to 2008 (age 11 to 16)
Super Saloon 2008 (age 16 years) to present date
Late Models 2015 to present date
Ultimate Motorsport Goal:

To win a New Zealand Super Saloon Championship Title, qualify in the Australian Late Model Title and to race in America
Other Racing Opportunities: Go-Karts, tarseal and dirt, Jetsprint Navigator alongside Rex Briant
Favourite Tracks: Central Motor Speedway, Cromwell and Parramatta Speedway, Sydney

THE CARS
Racing Class: Super Saloon
Race #: 12A
Body Style: Corvette
Chassis Builder: Hypermac
Engine Builder: Engine Dynamics, Craig Hyland
Engine: 430ci Chev
Ex 1nz car of Shane McIntyre

 

Racing Class: Late Model
Race #: NZ12
Chassis Builder: Mastersbilt
Engine Builder: DSR Engines
Engine: 430ci Chev