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Chelsea Angelo to sit out premiere: “I would have to quit my job”

Chelsea Angelo will not be on the Symmons Plains TCR Australia season opener grid due to her jobs outside of racing.

“For those of you who don’t know, I practically work two different jobs, so I work part-time in a cafe as a manager at the moment,” Angelo wrote on her Instagram account.

“I’m juggling that, I’m also juggling my instructor work and I’m also juggling my racing. I was trying to manage my other work to see if that could get covered and unfortunately one had to give.

“And because this whole deal that has come about is such last-minute I’ve had to make a sacrifice with the racing part of it, which I don’t want to do, but unfortunately I’ve had to do because for me to go and race in Tassie, I would have to quit my job.

“And if that were to be the case, I would come back to Melbourne job-less.”

Angelo took part in the official pre-season test at Phillip Island last week for Melbourne Performance Centre, finishing eleventh overall behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR.

“We did that test day because there was a possibility that I was going to race in Tasmania if we were going to get this particular sponsor onboard,” said Angelo.

“Anyway, so we did the test day at Phillip Island and that was a great success and everything and I was hoping to know a day or two later whether this particular sponsor was going to come onboard for Tassie.”

Instead Angelo is hoping to be back for the second round at Phillip Island.

“The people that I’m working with, we have agreed to try to push it for the next round at Phillip Island so I am working on it. I hope I can be there,” said Angelo.