DON'T let a hot pink electronic wheelchair fool you. Ashleigh McDonald, of Glenorie, has a need for speed.
She joins a league of wheelchair-bound people in the new motor sport Wheelchair Grand Prix.
Chris Quinlan created the sport just over a year ago after noting a lack of motorsports for people in wheelchairs.
"My whole life I've grown up racing and I've been racing carts all over Australia," he said.
"We saw there were wheelchair-accessible sports like soccer and hockey but nothing to do with motorsports.
"We put the idea together and found a track."
It started in a courtyard with participants driving their electronic wheelchairs around cones.
The sport has grown to include a rule book, track licensing and the potential for sponsorship.
Wheelchair Grand Prix has two speed categories, WF1 and WZ2.
WF1 enforces a total speed limit of 14km/h and WZ2 has a total speed limit of 10km/h.
As in most motorsports, the overall aim is to cross the finishing line first.
Miss McDonald said she enjoyed playing different sports.
"I've been playing sports since I was 12 and I thought here's something I haven't done," she said. "I wanted to have a go."
Each week participants race at the radio-controlled car track in Whalan.
To date, clients of Parramatta disability-service provider Northcott take part.
Mr Quinlan hoped more people will come along or be sponsors.
"We want to start it up as a weekend thing like rugby, soccer or cricket," he said.