An 8-year-old girl is fighting for her life in Perth after she crashed her auto in a junior drag racing competition on Saturday.
She was later taken to Princess Margaret Hospital in a critical condition to undergo emergency surgery.
"Out baby girl is getting the best of care".
Anita Board suffered life threatening injuries in the crash at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana on Saturday afternoon. Picture supplied by family. "We'd like to thank our family and friends and our motorsport family for the love and support".
The impact of the crash was so great, paramedics on scene had to revive Anita before rushing her to Rockingham Hospital.
The page was also flooded with messages of support for the family. It is believed Anita was attempting to do a solo drive, which is required for young drag racers wanting to be licensed and compete in events.
Speaking earlier on Sunday, a WA Police spokeswoman said Mandurah detectives were investigating the accident.
According to the Australian National Drag Racing Association rule book, the minimum age to race is eight, which Anita turned on Thursday.
She had her own purple dragster, with the words "Pony Power" on the sides and a picture of the Rainbow Dash character from My Little Pony.
Anita was listed on a Motorplex program of events as an entrant in the Goldenstates championships, driving a 210cc dragster.
The motorsports-loving Board family, from Aubin Grove, said on their Facebook page that she celebrated her birthday by going go-karting to get more practice before trying to secure her licence.
A police spokesperson confirmed an investigation will take place with the Motorplex to determined what went horribly wrong on Saturday.