Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Two For The Road: Steel Ovaries and Other Tidbits

Two For The Road: Steel Ovaries and Other Tidbits: by Tammy There's a great new movement and blog that I love, and it has the strangest (or most hilarious) name: Steel Ovary Nation . I...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Driver Spotlight: Hannah Newhouse

Hannah Newhouse

Hannah Newhouse is a rising star in the racing world. She was ranked in the top 500 drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All-American late model series for 2012. She was kind enough to answer a few questions and share her story.

What type of racing are you currently involved in? 

During the 2013 race season I will be racing full time in a Super Late model traveling series known as Rocky Mountain Challenge Series and I will also be competing full time in the ASA Pro Truck series with both are oval asphalt series. In the truck we will make one start on a dirt track though. If luck turns my way I will also be running a K&N West race or two.

What forms of racing have you done in the past? 

I started off originally racing go-karts at the age of 5. I raced until I was 12 where I collected multiple track and state championships. Then at age 13 I made the jump to full body race trucks. And then last year I was moved into a full time Nascar Whelen All-American late model series and made my first K&N start and super late model start.

What is your favorite thing about racing? 

The adrenaline rush it gives is unlike anything else. You’re within inches of the concrete wall and the car next to you while you exceed speeds of 100mph. It becomes an addiction to where you can’t get enough racing! Also, the people involved are not your average fans and competitors. Us racers and fans are out own breed. We put everything we have into racing and risk it all because it’s something we are all genuinely passionate about.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your racing career? 

My very first time out in my late model last year I went out and won the race. Winning that race broke the record for the youngest female to win a Whelen All-American race. That was only the beginning of my year though. I went on to win 6 races and collect 10 fast times. In my K&N West debut in Albuquerque, NM I became the youngest female to start the race and tied for the highest finish by a female ever in a K&N race with a 6th place finish. Last year, I was also chosen as one of 17 participants chosen from all over North America to attend the Drive for Diversity Combine and compete for a spot on the Rev Racing Team. I also hold the record for youngest person to ever start and win in the ASA Pro Trucks and Youngest female to run with Rocky Mountain Challenge series.

What has been the biggest hurdle that you've had to overcome in your racing career? 

There is always the criticism of being a female in a male dominant sport and I hear all the time “The only reason you are where you are in racing is because you’re a girl.” That statement only pushes me to be even that much more to prove I can race just as well, if not better, than all my male competitors. Also, last year was a rough year but also a very successful year. 2012 was my “Breakout” year because I really got my name out into the racing world but I was having a tough time at my home track and running the local series. In the series I was running, the track owner’s son was also running for a championship and I was an obvious threat. About mid-year the favoritism started to show as unfair calls were being made and unfair and inaccurate accusations were made against my team and me which in turn lost us the championship while his son continued on to win it. It really showed me the realities and politics in racing and that it’s not always fun and games. I left that year with a positive attitude though and used it to add more drive to my goal of succeeding.

What is your goal for your future in racing? 

Just like any other aspiring driver I hope to one day to have a career out of racing and be running in the top NASCAR series. But unlike the others I don’t want to be a female driver that is eventually over-ran by the marketing and drama just because the spotlight is on her. I want to be there to race, and be focused on driving the car and winning because it is what I love and hope to do for as long as possible. I also hope to open doors for other females and leave a path for them to follow as they break their way into the world of racing.

More more information on Hannah Newhouse:

Personal Website: www.hannahnewhouse.com
Twitter: @hnewhouseracing
Facebook: Hannah Newhouse

Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Opportunity

You never know where life is going to take you. I have enjoyed writing for my blog. I never imagined being invited to write for another website. Recently I was given the opportunity to write as a "guest writer" for Skirts and Scuffs.

Skirts and Scuffs is a website dedicated to female fans of the sport of racing. I'm excited to introduce the readers to female drivers in the sport. Here is a link to my first article. Please take a minute to read it.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Racing Digital Scrapbook Kit

Super Cute Digital Scrapbook Kit

I love this scrapbook kit. I've already used it to make some digital images. I'm sure I'll use it many more times! The best part about this kit is that it's only $1.50!! Check it out at the Crazy-4-Monograms Store.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Just For Fun

Driver Spotlight: Tara Longnecker

Tara Longnecker

In 2011 she was the first female to race in the "Big Dance" at the IMCA Supernationals in Boone, Iowa in the Sport Mod division. Above is a picture of her car.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

More Racing Apparel

Dirt Divas Racing

Designed by women for women. They carry the finest in Ladies Bella Brand Tee's and Tank Tops not to mention their selection of regular Tee's, hoodies, koozies, vizors, and youth apparel. Check out their Facebook page. Above is an example of some of their work. So fun to have apparel geared towards woman!! Email order requests to dirtdiva.orders@gmail.com.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Looking For Some Racing Themed Gear? Chix Gear Has You Covered

Chix Gear 

Apparel & Graphics

I LOVE the designs that they have to offer. They have several styles to choose from: tanks, t-shirts, sweat shirts with several different colors and designs. They also have reasonable prices for custom designed apparel. Show up to the track in style this race season! Check them out at www.ChixGearStore.com

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Weekend Race Results 03/02-03/03/2013

Weekend Race Results 03/02-03/03/2013

Victorya Truemner: 1st Young Guns Race of Year in Columbus, Ohio. First heat started 7th finished 5th, second heat started pole finished 2nd feature started 4th finished 5th.
Miss Lindsey Cramsey: Made it to the 4th round of Super Comp in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Firebird International Raceway.
AndyKahle: Made it through to the second round of the Western Nationals.
Great job ladies!!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

2nd Place in Points!

2nd Place in Points I'm One Proud Mamma!

This years racing banquet was bitter sweet. It was a wonderful feeling to see Ashlee and my nephew Kyle rewarded for their hard work, however it was extremely tough to be there knowing that Bobby Haun (Co-Owner of the track and race director) would not be there. Bobby passed away unexpectedly this past December. Bobby was an amazing man and an inspiration to all of the drivers. He was the first one to help, teach and give everything he had to the sport. We will all carry Bobby in our hearts. The Haun family is amazing and I know they will continue to honor Bobby and his hopes and dreams for the track and club.

Ashlee was so excited to receive her awesome plaque. I hope that this helps motivate her for this up coming season. She was able to see how her hard work paid off. I love how racing and life lessons are tied together!