GUARANTEED to create more history whatever the result, Phoebe Wainman says she is excited to fulfil a childhood dream this weekend.

The 23-year-old from Silsden has become the first woman in 25 years to qualify for the BriSCA F1 Stock Car World Championships, which take place in King's Lynn, Norfolk.

Racing her 600 HP, Chevrolet-powered stock car, Wainman is the only woman to qualify for the prestigious event, held at the Adrian Flux Arena. She will compete against drivers from across Europe and even New Zealand.

She is only the third woman in the sport's 65-year history to have qualified, which she achieved at the semi-final in Sheffield last month.

It will also be a family affair as Phoebe will be competing on the grid against her dad, Frankie Wainman Junior, and her uncle, Daniel Wainman.

She said: "I'm just so excited, I've not had time to think about it. It will be great to experience the whole day, the whole atmosphere.

"It's been my dream to make the world championships since I was 13 or 14.

"This is just my second season. I'm very proud to have done it. Last season I just missed out. I got into the semi-finals.

"This season I have tried to do as many meetings as I can to get more experience. I have been trying to experience everything, to get a better understanding.

"I just want to keep enjoying it.

"During the race I won't get then chance to think about my family taking part. I'm used to seeing my dad in races. I'm not going to be able to see how they have done until after the race has finished.

"It's crazy that I'm then first woman to qualify for 25 years. Watching Formula One, there was no woman for me to look up to.

"I hope I can be that for young girls. I feel very, very privileged. Parents of young girls come up to me and say that I'm their hero.

"When I started I had a fanbase because of my own dad. I have got my own fanbase now.

"I want to be compared to male drivers, not just female ones."

Phoebe, who works full-time as a legal secretary, started out in mini stock car racing aged 14 and has progressed up the racing ladder.

She made history last year as the first female driver to win a national championship.

Phoebe was crowned the winner of this year's BriSCA F1 One-Car Series Championship after sealing points in her penultimate race of the season at the Belle Vue Stadium in Manchester. She also became the first woman driver to win a championship in the class in the sport's 65-year history.