By LiveRC Staff
An online petition has been started by D.J. Steinwagner, a loyal supporter of young Norwegian female racer Malin Karlsen, in an effort to allow her to receive the necessary license to compete in R/C racing from the Norwegian Motorsports Federation.
Malin has shared the petition on social media stating, "No idea if this will make a difference or not but one of my loyal supporters has started a petition to try and overturn the decision of my national federation. Take a look, and if you can sign it and maybe share it, it will be greatly appreciated."
In the petition's description Steinwagner says, "Malin Karlsen is a 13yo from Norway who was competing at the top of the sport of remote controlled cars! She is one of the brightest up and comers in the sport! She was the first ever female driver to qualify for and compete in the prestigious invitation only class at the reedy race of champions as well as the first female driver to make the A-Final in the Euro off road series and the EFRA 1/10 scale European championship! Her and he father have even built her herown race track! All at her young age! Due to her going racing outside of her home country of Norway the Norwegian motorsports federation (www.nmfsport.no) Banned her from ever getting a liscense to race permanently! Im hoping to get this petition going in hoped that her fans signatures might make the NMF reconsider the lifetime ban and issue her a license sometime in the future!
(Please guys lets not be too critical of the NMF it is there rule and their right to enforce it. Lets not bad mouth them and make them dig their heals in on the subject) Thanks for all the support so far!"
CLICK HERE to visit the online petition page to learn more.
[UPDATE - 10:12am]: Malin Karlsen has shared that the decision has been overturned, and she is now allowed to purchase the necessary license to return to R/C racing.