Pruett - LeDuc Makes Funny Car History Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
Leah and ?the Father of Funny Cars? Steve Plueger teamed up for the California Hot Rod Reunion that took place in Bakersfield, California October 11-12. Leah qualified the Dickies Girl sponsored Plueger & Gyger nostalgia funny car to the fourth position out of the 25 cars vying for the coveted eight car field with a 6.06 e.t. while pedaling just once. Leah defeated Mark Sander?s ?Mr. Explosive? Nova first round by running her first ever five second pass in a nostalgia funny car, with a 5.90 et at 238.85 mph. Not only was this her first pass under six seconds in a nostalgia funny car, it also made her the first woman to ever do so!
Usually the winner of the first round moves on to compete in the second round, however the CHRR scheduled the funny cars to compete ?Chicago Style,? allowing only the two fastest winners of the first round to return for the second and final round. Leah was the third fastest winner, disabling her from competing in the final, but not from making an exhibition pass to please the fans and improve her declining e.t.! Leah piloted the Mustang one last time to a 5.832 e.t. at 239 mph, and also recorded the fastest time for the Plueger and Gyger car. Leah would like to thank Steve Plueger and the entire team for working so hard and creating an unforgettable weekend.
Hillary Will Seeks Sponsor Top Fuel dragster driver, Hillary Will, is looking for a sponsor for the 2009 season. We hope she gets one soon or she will park it or sell it. If we could we would in a heartbeat because she is great for the spirit of NHRA Drag Racing.
New Bike from Harley Davidson Harley Davidson has a new bike to try out on the track. It is the V-Rod Muscle and supermodel Marisa Miller is promoting it. For a limited time, Harley Davidson is offering a free calendar. HD says that your garage will never look the same and we agree 100%.
Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Honors Ashley Force Ashley Force accepted the 2008 Female Athlete of the Year award by the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Force, the 25-year-old NHRA Funny Car driver, was introduced by her father, 14-time Funny Car world champion John Force, and spoke emotionally about growing up in a racing family and her journey to the top of her profession.
JMMF was established in 1998 by McCoy-Murray. As of 2008, JMMF has awarded 63 journalism scholarships totaling $332,500.
Pictured, Linda McCoy-Murray, left, widow of sportswriter Jim Murray, congratulated Ashley Force on being named Female Athlete of the Year by the Jim Murray Foundation.
Ford Racing Videos While at the 2008 SEMA show, we obtained a copy of the 2009 Performance Parts and Digital Catalog from Ford. After watching the videos on the DVD, we knew some of them had to be shown to you. Two of the videos chronicle the history of Ford Racing and the other features John Force and his shocking racing accident in 2007.
In-Car Video Coming Soon! Muscle Cars Live and Race Girls Live is looking forward to 2009, when we will be filming from the driver's perspective. We have recently obtained a helmet camera and look forward to getting you into the driver's seat on quarter mile and oval tracks. So keep your eye on the tree... you get to drive this one.
Tuesday January 13, 2009
Woodward Dream Girls Growing up in the South side of Chicago, the thing to do was cruisin' to the drive inns and check out the car hops like the famous Skips Drive In, in Any City, USA. Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise celebrates cars, beautiful women and the birthplace of cruising, Woodward Avenue. The calendars and posters are a tribute to the pin-up style of decades ago and the sale of these items benefit The Veterans of Foreign Wars ?Acorn? Post 1669 in Royal Oak, MI.