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Personal appearance at IJL by star racing driver Alice Powell

Racing driver Alice Powell will be a star guest at IJL on Monday 02 September. She will appear on the stand of retail technology market lead Pursuit, and set a target lap time to beat on the stand’s IJL Pursuit Grand Prix challenge Scalextric race track. Alice won the closely-contested final round of the inaugural international W Series at Brands Hatch in August. The W Series is the first-ever single seater championship exclusive for women racers. Impressively, after several years out of racing, 26-year old Alice Powell placed third overall in the W Series championship. Alice is attending IJL fresh from a surprise invitation drive last weekend in America’s prestigious IMSA Series for GT cars. She way lying fifth and gaining when rear-ended by another car. Prior to her career break – during which she worked in her father’s building business – Alice had wins competing in both Formula 3 and Formula Renault single seaters. Comments Mike Burns, Managing Director, Pursuit Software and an avid Formula One enthusiast: “We are delighted to be welcoming Alice at IJL. As an out-and-our racer, her talent is self-evident. After last racing in 2015, her success in the W Series was a glorious comeback. “She has the natural talent and determination of a born winner. She began beating boys in Kart racing at the age of 8 – and it goes without saying that she is a Scalextric ace.” The IJL Pursuit Grand Prix challenge is open to visitors and exhibitors. The high-tech track has digital lane changing to add to the excitement. To race, simply produce your business card on IJL stand C01. Prizes will be awarded each day to the three fastest lap times.