Former Supercars driver Renee Gracie says she’s planning on a motorsport comeback after her pivot into selling adult content online proved lucrative enough for her to get back into the sport.
Gracie, one of the first female Supercars drivers, turned heads earlier in 2020 when she revealed she was using adult subscription site OnlyFans to generate income.
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The 25-year-old claimed to have made $64,000 in three days from her OnlyFans account, in which users pay to receive explicit images and videos of those they subscribe to.
While Gracie doesn’t plan on making a return to Supercars, and indeed doubts the category would allow her to, she said the unexpected windfall from her newfound fandom had enabled her to race without the constant financial pressure that initially forced her from the sport.
“I now have the financial security to get back into it,” Gracie told Daily Telegraph reporter James Phelps.
“I can now afford to go racing without worrying about crashing the car. I won’t be reliant on sponsorships.”
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Asked if she would give up her newfound career if forced to choose between adult entertainment and motorsport, Gracie was unequivocal.
“No I won’t stop,” Gracie said.
“That’s what is giving me the money to pay for it.”
The 25-year-old told the Daily Telegraph she was eyeing a return in either karting on the Porsche Carrera Cup series.
Back in June, Gracie said she was at peace with the fact her new career would likely have ruled out any future in Supercars.
the 25-year-old said she understood going public with her career switch would close the door to any future return to Supercars.
“I didn’t go into this blind,” Gracie said.
“I mean I had no idea it would be where it is today but I did a lot of research before I did it.
“I understood what was involved. I knew things would be leaked, I knew it would be controversial, I knew all of that.
“I did all the research and made the decision to do it. In my first six days I made 24,000 US and that is when I realised I could really do something with this.”