Robyn Granshaw with her mud race car. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Robyn Granshaw with her mud race car. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

Mud, sweat and gears for Robyn at sprints event today

ROBYN Granshaw is not afraid to get down and dirty.

When you think about hairdressing, you don't usually associate it with doing burnouts in a hot pink hilux.

But for Rockhampton's Granshaw, the two go hand-in-hand.

By day, the 24-year-old owner of Cha Ching Hair and Tanning Salon trims hair and tans bodies, but come knock off time, there is nothing she loves more than hitting the mud in her hilux.

Granshaw will join Central Queensland mud enthusiasts at Kabra for the CQ Mudsportz Twin Track Sprints event tomorrow, and after a year out of action, she can't wait to start her engine.

"It's a great way to get a free mud bath," Granshaw quipped.

"I'm really excited, it's been about a year since I've raced and this will be my first time in the higher class."

Granshaw first got behind the wheel at the age of 15 after her older brother set her a challenge.

"We got into mud rallying after my dad took my brother to watch it, and he wanted to have a go," Granshaw said.

"So dad built him a car and he raced and did well and told me that I wouldn't be able to beat him.

"I told him he was on, and because we only had the one car, we had a timed race and ended up tying, and it has been going on ever since then."

If you are interested in a free mud bath, the mud will start flying at CQ Mudsportz Kabra race track from 4pm today. There will be bar and food facilities at the track and spectators are asked to bring a folding chair.



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