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On this Day 1980: Autograss Racer banned for being a woman

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On this Day 1980: Autograss Racer banned for being a woman

OTD, June 12th 1980

Tony Maycock caught up with Sheila Millington had been banned from local autograss race meetings because she is female.

Having competed for several months things took a turn when she began winning the men who run the league  – and they then banned her from competing.

The report notes Sheila would still be able to compete in major events which have a different governing body.

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