Boey Chai loves baking and cooking. She’ll travel overseas, sample a lovely dish and reinvent it and make her own recipe. She’ll localise it for Malaysian tastes, adding a bit of her own flair into the mix. Boey loves baking and cooking so much, in fact, that she is one of the partners at the very popular Say Yes Hong Kong Dim Sum restaurant in Johor Bahru.

Well known for its high-quality Hong Kong-style dim sum, you’ll have to wait for a spot on the weekends for brunch, such is its popularity. The restaurant serves not only tasty dim sum, but also indulgent desserts that are light on sugar but heavy on taste and texture, again Boey’s own closely-kept recipe. “I like to challenge myself!” exclaims the 30-year-old Boey. “Not just in motor racing, but in my business [and recipes] as well.”

Hang on – motor racing?

Boey is the last person you’d expect to stand on the top spot of the MSF Racing podium, but she duly took the win in the Saga Novice category in Round 1 of MSF Racing this year. What’s more, it wasn’t her first time on the podium, having previously taken a third place in her category in 2016.

But let’s get things straight: MSF Racing does not feature a ‘ladies-only’ category. This is a girl that has taken the on the boys and beat them in a straight door-to-door dogfight! “I’m growing [as a person] and motorsports are like my ‘vitamin’ to maintain my punch,” she explains. “People always ask me, ‘you have so much confidence and are so brave to join a race.’ It came from me. This is how I challenge myself.”

Boey’s desire is to push herself to the limit in everything that she does, to be successful, to know that she can and has achieved her goals. Strong and wilful of character, Boey is happy to share, “I am living my dream!”

Boey will be driving as support to her teammate during the upcoming MSF Finale, as she is preferring to take a back seat after the recent devastating loss of her beloved mother, whom she was very close to. Again, no one is pressuring her to get back out on the track but herself – this is something that she wants to do to finish off her year of ups and downs. This is her strength.

The video above, the third in a series made in partnership with PETRONAS, shows what drives Boey.

Catch Boey at the upcoming MSF Finale on December 2 and 3, 2017. On top of the usual door-to-door racing with up to 177 cars, there will also be MSF Drift Gonzo, a first-in-Malaysia target drifting competition. Also taking place is a superbike track day, the MegaLAP Time Attack and the McClubz Showdown car show, happening all on the same weekend.

Access to the Grandstand is free, with a water park set up in the Grandstand area featuring a eight-metre pool and water slides for all the family to enjoy. As for Paddock access, tickets will retail at RM10 on Saturday and RM20 on Sunday. For more information, head over to the official MSF Racing website and click on ‘Event Info.’