About Brooklyn

AUSTRALIA’S QUEEN OF SPEED

Rachelle’s journey to the pinnacle of drag racing fame started very early in her life as she ‘crewed’ for her father – successful drag racer Ian Splatt – at the race track as an eight year old.

It was no surprise then that she would go on to become a well-decorated and well-respected racer herself, taking the drag racing world by storm from the cockpit of her own Top Fuel Dragster.

It was 1993 when the world first learned Rachelle’s name, when she burst through to win the prestigious Australian Nationals event in record-breaking fashion before becoming the first woman in the world to shatter the 300mph barrier the very next year.

In the years that followed, this Aussie girl raced all over Australia, the United States and in Japan, picking up many victories and records (as listed below) while earning the respect of her peers and the public along the way.

In 2009 she stepped away from the high-speed sport she loved to concentrate on her family, before making her comeback as a mother of five in 2017.

Unsurprisingly, she immediately picked up where she left off, impressing on and off the race track in the 400 Thunder Top Fuel Championship.

About Brooklyn
1993

Calder Park Australian Nationals Championships event winner, top qualifier and national record setter (273.72mph); Dragster Australia’s Drag Racing Achievement Award recipient; Calder Park Outstanding Achievement Award winner.

1994

Invited to drive in the USA while sponsored by the LUXOR Casino; became first woman in the world to run 300mph (set at 4.88s on the 5th of March).

1995

Returned to Australia with a new car; Calder Park Australian National Championships event winner and top qualifier; Winfield Pro Series Adelaide event winner; Winternationals event runner-up, top qualifier and track record setter (5.06s); Winner of International Drag Series in Japan after being invited to compete; Willowbank New Year Series event runner-up. Awarded the People’s Choice Award for Top Fuel Team of the Year, Best Appearing Group One Car award at the Winternationals and was a semi-finalist in the ABI Group Sports Awards’ Young Australian of the Year Award. Also competed in Targa Tasmania.

1996

Calder Park Australian National Championships event top qualifier.

1997

Willowbank Raceway New Year Series event runner-up; Calder Park Australian National Championships event runner-up.

1998

West End Springnationals Adelaide event winner.

1999

Calder Park Australian National Championships event top qualifier; West End Springnationals Adelaide event runner-up.

2000

Ravenswood National Rail Top Fuel event winner and reset track record to 5.15s.

2001

Set new track record at the Perth Motorplex – 276.92mph

2003

Set new track record at the Perth Motorplex – 276.92mph

2017

First Australian woman to run over 300mph over the 1000 foot race distance during competition (301.54mph/4.11s on the 5th of November at Sydney Dragway). Also became only the third Australian woman to gain her jetcar licence.

2018

First Australian woman to run over 300mph over the 1000 foot race distance during competition (301.54mph/4.11s on the 5th of November at Sydney Dragway). Also became only the third Australian woman to gain her jetcar licence.

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