Will She Win?  Daring Mini Driver Linda Devlin is Ready to Battle It Out at Historic Winton Once Again

Presented by the Austin 7 Club Inc in association with the HMRAV

27 April 2022

44th Historic Winton Car of the Meet: 1927 Alvis 12/50

Linda Devlin started go-cart racing at age 8, and these days shows her dogged determination at Historic Winton in her 1964 Mini Cooper S, as seen in last year’s neck-and-neck N touring car races.

She was one of the stand-out competitors playing a cat and mouse game, constantly positioning her Mini hot on the tail of Nick Cascone’s 1963 Ford Cortina GT.

The edge-of-your-seat, three-race series had the crowd enthralled, making sure that they were trackside ready the next N category duel.

Whilst Linda didn’t win the series, she is well remembered for her mighty driving prowess, especially in the third race where she skillfully passed the frontrunner on a corner, bolting ahead to win.

Respected for her chutzpah as much as her driving ability, Linda is ready to race at the 45th Historic Winton this year.

Last year, despite a breaking a CV joint in qualifying, two laps were completed and Linda still placed second.  The three races saw Linda literally on the tail of the lead, centimetres away.

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“It was fantastic, hard racing for both of us and to put on a great show for the spectators who came to watch such a great event through the COVID struggle was awesome,” Linda said.  “Each race was heaps of fun and I loved every lap.  Credit to Nick Cascone and his driving too!”

Linda has been racing for 23 years and has a long list of accomplishments including Youngest Driver at Historic Winton at age 19 in 2011, winning the first race at Morgan Park in Queensland by 33 second in the wet (where she’d never raced before) and qualifying second at Mallala (SA) whist doing her Observed Licence Test (for her Motorsport Australia licence) on an unseen track.

When asked about being one of a handful of women historic race drivers, Linda said: “I don’t like to play the female card at all.  Once the helmet is on, we are all equal!”

A fierce competitor on weekends, Linda’s career in child care couldn’t be more of a contrast.

More N category V8s may be on the track this year, so the contest is likely to be a ‘David and Goliath’ battle between Minis fast on the corners and the V8s gunning down the straights, whatever the field Historic Winton spectators are in for a true motorsport highlight.

Historic Winton is Australia’s longest-running and most popular all-historic motorsport event, Historic Winton, will be held on 28th and 29th May 2022 at Winton Motor Raceway, near Benalla.               


Tickets are now available online from ticketebo.com.au/historicwinton.



Online Tickets:  Adult: $35 per day / Kids 17 and under free / Programs: $10

Tickets at Gate: Adult: $45 per day / Kids 17 and under free / Programs on site: $10

Camping is $50/person/weekend (max of 4 per site) when booking online. $55/person/weekend at the event gate (pending availability). Camping enquiries should be directed to Winton Motor Raceway This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For accommodation, please contact Enjoy Benalla at 03 5762 1749,  https://www.enjoybenalla.com.au/ or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More information can be found at https://www.historicwinton.org/  or on the Historic Winton Facebook page.                                                                                                                  


PHOTO 1: Phil Wisewould

PHOTO 2: Stephen Cooper

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Winton Motor Raceway, near Benalla, Victoria