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#PONYPOWER On Sunday 12 November, we tragically lost Junior Dragster racer Anita Board following an incident at the Perth Motorplex. Anita had a bright, bubbly personality and her smile was infectious. Anita’s father Ian told us, her passion for motor sport, drag racing and being at the Motorplex as a family with her sister at the track was the highlight of her life. “We are grateful for the national and international drag racing and motorsport community for their support in this time,” Ian said. “We believe in the facility, ANDRA and motorsport; and that junior drag racing was the safest form of motorsport for our little girl.” All of us at ANDRA have been deeply saddened by this terrible tragedy, and our deepest thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Board family at this sad time. The Australian drag racing community is a tight knit one, and the loss of Anita Board is being felt across the country. Already, there are many tributes for Anita and her family, with many putting their #helmetsoutforAnita and a sea of Pony Power stickers expected to be seen on race cars for some time to come in her honour. We have been comforted to see the level of support offered to the Board family by participants in our sport. ANDRA will continue to support the Board family in whatever way we can during this difficult time. Counselling services are also being made available to those in our community who feel they would benefit from that support. If you would like to leave a message of support for the family, please email it to media@andra.com.au 5