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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:05 am 
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Leah Pritchett won this weekend in the NHRA Top Fuel class. She has now won the first two events of the season, which hasn't happened in the Top Fuel class in 20 years! She beat another woman, Brittany Force, in the final on Sunday.

I've always somewhat wondered why so many more women are competitive in drag racing than any other field of motorsport. Certainly despite the G-forces those things are generating they don't seem to have any troubles physically.

I wonder if it could be the nature of family teams in the lower categories where the girls who are inclined are turning wrenches from an early age and racing in "run what you brung" classes cheaply. Also how far up the ladder you can go with an operation like that.

Essentially drag racing is more egalitarian than most other types of Motorsport.

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Leah Pritchett won this weekend in the NHRA Top Fuel class. She has now won the first two events of the season, which hasn't happened in the Top Fuel class in 20 years! She beat another woman, Brittany Force, in the final on Sunday.

I've always somewhat wondered why so many more women are competitive in drag racing than any other field of motorsport. Certainly despite the G-forces those things are generating they don't seem to have any troubles physically.

I wonder if it could be the nature of family teams in the lower categories where the girls who are inclined are turning wrenches from an early age and racing in "run what you brung" classes cheaply. Also how far up the ladder you can go with an operation like that.

Essentially drag racing is more egalitarian than most other types of Motorsport.


Exactly right. The Force family is a great example.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:27 pm 
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A podium today for Calderon in her first Renault 3.5 weekend.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:19 am 
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Wish I had more time to give to this thread.. sadly '18 was not a great year for female racing drivers. I'll look into who may be on the cards for '18 but any heads-ups from the forum would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:11 am 
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Wish I had more time to give to this thread.. sadly '18 was not a great year for female racing drivers. I'll look into who may be on the cards for '18 but any heads-ups from the forum would be appreciated.


Last year, Brittany Force won the NHRA Top Fuel title, which was the first time a woman won that title since 3-time champ Shirley Muldowney won her last title in 1982. Her sister, Courtney, finished 3rd in Funny Car. Leah Pritchett was 5th in Top Fuel, with herself and Force combining for 8 wins (from 24 events).

It’s a little something but, yeah, not the best year for females on the whole.

For 2018, Danica will run her best two events: Daytona and Indy.

Also, Natalie Decker looks like a very promising talent. She was on pole for the Daytona race in the ARCA championship, which is sort of the “Euro F3” of American stock car racing. She’s won a lot on her way up so far.

That’s all I can think of, really.

By the way, Brittany Force just had a NASTY crash at the Winternationals about an hour from where I live. Looks like she’ll be okay.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:39 am 
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SnakeSVT2003 wrote:
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Wish I had more time to give to this thread.. sadly '18 was not a great year for female racing drivers. I'll look into who may be on the cards for '18 but any heads-ups from the forum would be appreciated.


Last year, Brittany Force won the NHRA Top Fuel title, which was the first time a woman won that title since 3-time champ Shirley Muldowney won her last title in 1982. Her sister, Courtney, finished 3rd in Funny Car. Leah Pritchett was 5th in Top Fuel, with herself and Force combining for 8 wins (from 24 events).

It’s a little something but, yeah, not the best year for females on the whole.

For 2018, Danica will run her best two events: Daytona and Indy.

Also, Natalie Decker looks like a very promising talent. She was on pole for the Daytona race in the ARCA championship, which is sort of the “Euro F3” of American stock car racing. She’s won a lot on her way up so far.

That’s all I can think of, really.

By the way, Brittany Force just had a NASTY crash at the Winternationals about an hour from where I live. Looks like she’ll be okay.


Glad to see the news says Brittany Force did not sustain any significant injuries. That was a horrific looking crash


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Started updating the first post with this years updates. Not looking good, but after doing this for a few years it absolutely shows the true picture. There are quite a few female karters, some do really well but like any driver when they start to progress up the ladder and competition increases, results don't come and the career tails off. There has been no female driver winning consistently in any of the lower single-seat formulas.

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Interview with Jamie Chadwell


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