Sibling rivalry for Castrol EDGE Winternationals

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Kelly Corbett in line for Rocket All Stars Modified title, brother Scott Bettes, three-time Winternats winner returns to challenge sister.

The brother and sister team of Scott Bettes and Kelly Corbett will race under the Nsane Racing Team banner in the Modified Eliminator bracket, in a team very much a family affair with their parents also heavily involved in their motorsport careers. Mum, Jenny works on the race team while father, Steve is the Managing Director of Willowbank Raceway and splits his time between the cars and helping run the country’s biggest drag racing event. The Winternationals will be the first time the brother and sister have raced each other since their successful Junior Dragster careers more than a decade ago. Kelly currently leads the Rocket All Stars Australian Championship in Modified and also leads the Queensland Modified Divisional Championship, as they enter the drag racing season-ending Winternationals.

She also leads the John Storm Memorial Trophy point chase, ranked the highest individual honour for sportsman competitors in Australia. Scott recently made his return to racing and is contesting his fourth event and is hoping for a good result this weekend. Scott was one of the first Junior Dragster racers in Australia in 1992 and boasts three consecutive Winternationals titles in 1994, 95 and 96. He is one of only three drivers in history to have won three Winternationals titles and was runner-up in 1997. Kelly was the first ever Junior Dragster Australian Champion in 1998, and if points had been awarded the previous year, Scott would have won the championship in his final year of Junior Dragsters. Both Kelly and Scott’s dragsters sport similar liveries and Nsane Developments owner Jon Parker sees potential and great value in their burgeoning careers.

Parker has big plans for the pair, including ambassador roles in schools for introduction of ‘virtual playground systems’ through his Nsane Developments, who are ( heavily involved in website design, internet services, IT services, graphic design and event streaming. Both their cars currently have support from Castrol EDGE, Noonan Race Engineering for engine development , Excel Event Hire and Lifestyle Australia. Kelly also has good support from Race Safety Equipment and Speedflow, while Scott’s support comes from Rocket Industries with Simpson Products and MT Tyres. The Castrol EDGE Winternationals kicks off at Willowbank Raceway today. Three qualifying sessions for Modified Eliminator are scheduled for today, with the first of six rounds of racing Friday, with the action continuing through to Sunday.

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