The Times, They are a Changin'... We have all seen or heard that women in drag racing are gaining popularity as well as ranking year by year and race by race. This phenomenon is gaining the NHRA and the auto racing sport, new-found attention, a whole new female fan base and bigger sponsors. Sure, drag racing was a guy thing, but watch out fellas, you may be eatin' dust from a muscle-woman soon.
Top-fuel Melanie Troxel is setting records every time she runs. Hillary Will is getting stronger with every race. Pro Stock star Erica Enders is getting close to the first women to win in pro-stock Angelle Sampey and Karren Stoffer are back on track in pro-stock motorcycle and, of course, Ashley Force is coming to funny cars. Will there be a time soon that women will win all 4 pro categories in NHRA Drag Racing? The answer is is yes. I hope I am there when it happens. So will NASCAR follow suit see females climb the ranks to be top competitors? Hide and watch, it'll happen sooner than you think. So, to all the women out there who share a passion for muscle cars and auto racing, don't stop here, because you're time has arrive.
Here are some great web sites of women in NHRA Drag Racing
Thursday May 11, 2006
Hertz Does It Again Hertz will be introducing the new 2007 Shelby Mustang GT-H to rent at select Hertz dealers. You may get a chance to rent a legend of a car and a legendary offering from Hertz. There will be only 500 GT-H models made for Hertz. For more information, visit the Hertz website from the link below.
NASCAR Foundation is Here With exactly one month left until the third annual NASCAR Day, The NASCAR Foundation is gearing up for its most successful event ever, having sold twice as many NASCAR Day pins online compared to this point last year.
NASCAR Day, an annual celebration of the power and passion of NASCAR?s fans, will be held on Friday, May 19. NASCAR fans, tracks, corporations, schools and organizations across the country are encouraged to donate $5 and all participants receive a collectible 2006 NASCAR Day lapel pin for their donation.
Of the 68,000 plus pins that have been sold so far this year, 61,000 of them were sold online at www.nascar.com/nascarday, the site that allows fans to order an individual pin, sign up a company and even purchase NASCAR Day apparel
New 351 Windsor Available 385 hp @6000 RPM. A NEW ?Sportsman ? block 2-bolt main long block engine assembly. Custom built with the same quality controls as a new production engine that includes the block, rods, pistons, timing chain, roller rocker arms, hydraulic roller tappets, push rods, oil pump and pickup, oil pan, M-6582-E302P valve covers, front cover, water pump, damper, flywheel, spark plugs, billet aluminum distributor and related long block engine parts ? to which Ford Racing engineers have added
12th Annual Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise Ready for a Dream Cruise? Make sure to attend the 12th Annual Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise in Detroit, Michigan.
To be held on Saturday, August 19, 2006, the Woodward Dream Cruise, the world?s largest one-day celebration of car culture, attracts more than 1 million visitors and more than 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles. This mid-summer classic celebrates the heydays of the Fifties and Sixties when Woodward was the heart and soul of American cruising in the city that put America on wheels. Combined with the music and fashions of the era, the Woodward Dream Cruise celebrates the nostalgia of bygone days in the cars that made them so special. Cruisers and spectators will be driving along a 16-mile route of nine communities including Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac and Royal Oak.
John Force Story on A & E A&E Network has begun production on DRIVING FORCE, a new, fast-paced real-life series starring racing legend John Force and his three drag-racing daughters. DRIVING FORCE is scheduled to premiere on A&E this summer.
Like golf?s Tiger Woods and basketball?s Michael Jordan, John Force is by far the most accomplished and dominant figure in his sport ? Drag Racing. With 119 career victories, an unprecedented 14 team championships in 15 years, membership on ten straight Auto Racing All-American teams, and the World Record for consecutive Funny Car championships, Force has shattered every major record on the drag strip and then some. In addition to his legendary racing feats, Force has exhibited extraordinary skill as a team owner and businessman, raising himself up from poverty to become the head of his own multi-million dollar company that currently employs over 60 race team members and office staff. John Force is also one of the most outrageous personalities in the history of American sports, combining the dangerous charisma and charm of Gary Busey and Elvis with the down home likeability of Andy Griffith.