How My Passion for Drag Racing Began
My husband suggested that we go to the 2008 Nationals to watch the top fuel cars at Firebird Raceway. I have seen the drags once before in 2005, but I was unable to enjoy them due to a painful impacted wisdom tooth.
At that time, I was an involved with Internet Marketing and I used videos to promote my business on YouTube so I thought it would be great to get videos of those 300mph cars. I filmed many dragsters and funny cars that attempted to qualify. I was not familiar with many of the racers, but my husband knew many of the drivers since he's been a longtime drag racing fan and he raced in the 70's. My husband said John Force (Photo Left) is the most recognized and accomplished driver.
During the event, I was able to get footage of John racing Ashley. His daughter Ashley, is currently not racing due to the care of 2 young kids, but may race again in the future. John's youngest daughter's Courtney and Brittany still race. I was also fortunate to get John's autograph. I really didn’t know much about John Force except that he was well known and adored by many drag racing fans.