IT’S hard to imagine Dani Hill capturing another Drivers’ Invitational at Port Pirie on Sunday…but then again, she is Dani Hill.
Enjoying a phenomenal season, Hill has led the Australasian total of wins during the Teal Pants Campaign, won the Australian Female Drivers’ Championship and secured the Reinswomen Invitational at Globe Derby.
With 154 local victories, Hill is also well-clear on the South Australia Drivers’ Premiership.
During the Australian Female Drivers’ Championship in Tasmania Hill won five of the nine heats, while also finishing with a half-head second and a third.
Although Hill was fortunate to drive some favourites during her visit to the Apple Isle, she wasn’t granted the same luxury in the Reinswomen Invitational…but that didn’t change the result!
Partnering middle of the market stock, Hill still managed to claim the series as Queenslander, Narissa McMullen, and Western Australia’s Madeleine Young filled the placings.
This weekend Hill again faces adversity in her bid for another crown, with her engagements including outsiders and poor draws.
On top of that, Hill will only contest four of the six heats, meaning she has less drives – and obviously reduced point opportunities – than her rivals.
“I’m really looking forward to the night, it should be fun,” Hill said. “There is a great bunch of drivers involved.
“There is a serious side to it, but the comradery is also a huge part of the night and makes it enjoyable.
“My draws aren’t as good as I would like, but you never what can happen in these kinds of series.”