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Date of birth: 1st
Younger sister Trace
Lee? Any relation
to Kart racer Stephanie O'Rourke.
Family: Husband Grant, Son Josh
Started drag racing: 1993
Occupation: Management Consultant
Hobbies: Trying to keep fit!
I got started in racing when... Grant and I lived
in Sydney, we visited Eastern Creek Raceway. After
a dozen visits we decided to buy a HK Premier with
450 Chev and enter it in Super Street
The toughest thing about drag racing is.. The
difference between a 'high' and 'low'
The best race car I ever had: 518 Hemi Supercharged
HK 68 Holden Monaro
My best win: Every one of them
My toughest loss: The 2003 Winternationals when I
opted not to race because of track conditions
Lifelong hero: Madonna because she has reinvented
herself so many times
Personal car: 2004 Toyota Camry Sportivo
Best time of my life: When I first arrived in
Advice to young racers: Follow your heart; reach
out for what you want
Future racing goals: To be consistent
PB quarter mile ET: 6.62sec.
PB speed: 350km/h (218mph)
Debbie is also a valued volunteer instructor at the
AWMN Girl's Torque Drag Racing Training
Debbie O'Rourke has
followed much the same path as husband Grant into
drag racing, she has been a partner in every race
car the team has had and driven them all as
Debbie shot to prominence
in the late nineties when she drove the
supercharged Torana to six second, 200mph+ shots.
She became Australia's quickest and fastest female
sedan driver, and the world's quickest in a small
Debbie took a short break
in her racing before resuming in a supercharged HK
Monaro AA/AP-classed car, nearly identical to
Grant's Top Doorslammer. Reaching a quickest ET of
6.62 seconds, Debbie was a definite force in the
Top Comp bracket at Perth Motorplex and in
Queensland's Supercharged Outlaws.
In late 2003, Debbie
experienced a spectacular crash at the Willowbank
track, which put her out for the rest of the season
as the team pooled resources to get Grant's Top
Doorslammer on track for the rest of the series. It
is actually her chassis that is now in Grant's car!
Debbie will resume racing
at the Quit Motorplex in Perth in the Supercharged
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