Airlifted to hospital, the racing enthusiast returned to Long Marston Airfield this weekend to raise money for the paramedics of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

“It was one of my first times out as a marshal and I was in the bearing lanes basically directing the cars into the starting line, and I didn’t see one of the bigger cars,” Angie told the Herald this week.

“Still not sure to this day what happened, I felt a bit of a niggle on the back of my legs and next thing I know I was waking up to hearing medics telling me that I had had an accident and I needed to stay still.

“I vaguely remember being in the ambulance after that and being told that I’d dislocated my foot. I was chatting away by then, I had had one or two bottles of laughing gas!”

Despite undergoing such recent trauma, Angie is infectiously positive and bubbly, still cracking jokes.

Others at Shakespeare County Raceway described her as “awesome” and “a pleasure to be in the company of”.

Motorbikes getting ready to race on Sunday. Photo: Jenny Wren

Motorcyclists getting ready to race on Sunday. Photo: Jenny Wren

Although she lives in Rushden, Northamptonshire, she travels to Long Marston for all Shakespeare County Raceway meets.

She’s only just had a metal cage taken off her left ankle, replaced with an air cast boot.

Her right leg will have to stay in its brace for at least the next six months. “I managed to do a double,” she said.

Although she’s mainly in a wheelchair, she said: “I’m very, very happy to say, as of last Friday, I managed to take my first steps, which meant I could just about swing my leg into the car.”

So her drag racing partner David Rowlands took her to the airfield.

Unfortunately, a charity ladies day of racing had to be cancelled because of the lightning and thunder on the Saturday but Angie still held a raffle and collected donations on Sunday.

Determined to be “jiggling our pots, hopefully on a set of crutches,” for the rest of the year, she’s going to continue fundraising for the air ambulance.

“I am immensely grateful to everybody at ‘Shakey’ and I apologise for scaring them half to death,” she said.

“Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance crew were wonderful, I want to show my gratitude, and look forward to raising money in the future.”

Junior drag racers pose with their car. Photo: Jenny Wren

Junior drag racers pose with their car. Photo: Jenny Wren

A Chevrolet V8 racer known as 'Snow White'.

A Chevrolet V8 racer known as ‘Snow White’. Photo: Jenny Wren