Peggie Barten

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I race a Triumph Spitfire in the Florida Region SCCA. I started in the SCCA in the New England Region almost 25 years ago as a corner worker & moved to Florida & continued working on the turns (that just doesn’t sound right) 🙂 I also worked for many years for the Skip Barber Southern Race Series & went on to take one of their 3 day racing schools. I also was the only female to participate in their short lived “Racing Experience” at Daytona.

This allowed me to drive a stock car @ 180 mph on the high banks of Daytona.  I felt the experiece of drafting at 160 mph. That was so cool.  I was also in turn 4 when a wheel bearing failed. The car got loose but I saved it. Had I known what had happended I would have been more scared than I actually was. I got high praises from the instructors for “saving” the racecar.   I have been the Florida Region SCCA regional champ in HP for 2 years. My car lives in my garage at home & my husband Paul does most of the wrenching. Oh alright he does it all. He sometimes lets me take air pressures!  He enjoys doing the work & seeing me race. I have been racing for about 6 years now.  I took 18 months off of racing to help our region as the  Flag & Communications chief.  We have now switched to Vintage racing as the economics of racing have forced us to try & find ways to save money. We of course do not want to skimp on safety so our Vintage programs still gives me the opportunity to race & my entry fees are a bit less.  I am about to turn the big FIVE O & I became a grandmother a year ago.  For my “day job” I am a Mammography technologist & manage an Outpatient Diagnostic Center and I am an instructor for the Street Survival Program with the BMWCCA & SCCA. I have a pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness on the car. 🙂 I will wear your hat with honor And find my line

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