Kim Krebs the world’s second fastest woman!

Mrs Tarsnakes and I were strolling through the tiny northeastern Victorian town of Yackandandah (pop approx. 700) recently, when we saw the plain notice below on the front of the museum.

Kim Krebs, the world’s SECOND FASTEST woman?  I don’t know much about land speed racing, but as a motorcycle enthusiast, I’d never heard of her. So in such circumstances Google answers all. It seems that Kim is a regular at the Bonneville Salt flats in Utah and has done pretty darn well there. Yes 229 mph (368 kph) on a turbo 750cc is fast!

Here is a link to ABC local radio website – be sure to click on the link there to listen to an interview with Kim.

Kim is part of a trio who call themselves Black Art Racing and she also received Motorcycling Australia’s first Woman of the Year award.

Congratulations Kim and the team. I now have another discipline of motorcycle sport that I’m keen to follow thanks to a chance sighting of a very plain notice in her home town!