STEPH MUNN is looking to spend more time on the track rather than travelling after deciding to move her home base to Warrnambool.
The Geelong-based Formula 500 racer will call the south-west home in December after deciding to pack up her things and join her partner Jayden Rickett, 26.
The 25-year-old childcare worker, who enters her fifth season in the class, hoped the move would lead to better results.
"We had a good run last year and won my first feature in my first competitive race," she said.
"We want to be competitive again and are aiming to do that at the Australian titles at Simpson in December.
"We went well last season in Goulburn where we finished in eighth and that was a big deal for us.
"It also meant I was the first woman to cross the line and this year we are hoping to go a bit better and try to make it on podium."
Munn's crew consists of her parents David and Cheryl along with her partner. Her introduction to racing is also connected to her family.
"Before speedway I raced go karts and then moved to Formula 500," she said.
"I jumped into that because my dad built speedway engines and growing up I had always been around racing and speedway.
"As a kid I always wanted to race them so I went and got a loan and bought one and went from there."
Munn, who has joined up with JAX Tyres Warrnambool as one of her main sponsors, will start her season at Tolmer Speedway in Bordertown on November 16.
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