BETTER TOGETHER: Siblings Jacob and Abby Wingett help each other prepare for the track.
BETTER TOGETHER: Siblings Jacob and Abby Wingett help each other prepare for the track. Bianca Hrovat

Siblings sprint since before they could walk

FOR junior driver Jacob Wingett, nothing beats the rush of racing the Leyburn Sprints: Except, perhaps, beating his sister Abby Wingett's time around the track.

Despite the rivalry, Jacob was spotted helping Abby into her car before her race and making sure she was safe in her Mini Cooper S Mark II.

The siblings will both be racing in the mini today, competing against both their uncle and their Warwick-born father in what has been a family holiday tradition since before Jacob could walk.

"We've been to too many to count,” he said.

The Melbourne born 15 year old only began to race last year, after watching many generations before him take to the tracks.

Jacob and Abby Wingett Leyburn racing siblings mini cooper s 1971 mark II
STRAP IN: It's going to be a fast ride along the track for sibling team Jacob and Abby Wingett. Bianca Hrovat

When asked who Jacob thought would get the faster time, he sighed and shook his head.

"Honestly?” he asked.

"She'll probably be faster because she's been doing it longer than me.

"But it's a lot of family fun.

"We love a bit of competition.”