Ah shit, I need to make a team!
Herrington Driver Development Program
After finishing runner-up in the Great Automation Run of 1995, Annabel Herrington, grand-daughter of the founder of Armada Motors, achieved somewhat of a cult notoriety alongside the modified Group B museum piece she drove. As a consequence, she was summarily ejected from the Executive Board of Armada Motors, and barred from affiliating with the company for five years, including using Armada products in a public capacity, until, you know, the whole thing blew over. At least, that was kind of the way that the Chairman of the Board, Graham put it.
What he really meant, and what he deliberately left open to interpretation, was that he wasn’t disallowing Anna from pursuing what was clearly her real passion, which was racing
when she wasn’t trying to box his ears in for keeping the company solvent. She’d made her own capital and attracted her own interest as a result of the GAR. She just wasn’t allowed to attach the Armada name to anything she did officially because, well, that’d make it look a little too much like he actually endorsed her highly illegal jaunt, which quite assuredly, he had not.
So it was that Anna found herself, alongside her newly revitalised mother, Christine, with the task of building a new legacy. With more than a little spunk between them, they decided the focus of their efforts would be to turn the tide of the racing scene from being one giant sausage party, first by attracting a broader range of people (in particular women) to the sport. Thus while Anna honed her race-craft and tuning knowledge, her mother recruited the team.
For this particular weekend, one rookie driver is taking the helm, backed up by a more experienced veteran. Elaine is looking to navigate the challenge of driving in traffic that will mostly be faster than them. Anna’s challenge will be tuning the slowest car on the grid to something that may possibly have some competitiveness.
Driver: Elaine Braithewaite, 21, rookie driver
Co-driver: Timothy Blundell, 38, veteran driver and instructor
Mechanic: Annabel Herrington, 24