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Rebekah Mercadel Heating up Junior Dragsters

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 25th, 2008 3:36pm

Rebekah Mercadel, or Beka to her friends, is a New Orleans native who now hangs her hat in Texas thanks to Hurricane Katrina. She is also a junior drag racer and pilots a Top Alcohol Jr. Dragster for Mercadel Motorsports. She is one of about 8,500 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) junior drag racers and one of a very few licensed minority top alcohol junior drivers in the country. With her dad and crew chief -- ...


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Peggy Llewellyn -- Racing goes on

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 27th, 2008 3:53pm

No matter what happens from here, Peggy Llewellyn has no regrets. After a break-out 2007 season, where she earned her first NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycles victory and finished fourth in the final POWERade standings, after a six year hiatus from the sport, Llewellyn was released from her ride. Former team owner Karl Klement gave Llewellyn no reason. She says she doesn’t really need one. Just a few weeks after ...


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The new Queen of Diamonds: Jill Canuso

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 3rd, 2008 10:15am

Al Hanna, President of Hanna Motorsports, launched in 2007 the search for a new driver for the very popular BIC Lighter “Queen of Diamonds” 300 MPH Jet Dragster for 2008. Hanna read through thousands of resumes before choosing veteran driver Jill Canuso as his new queen. “Over the past two months, we were inundated with more then 80 applications from across the nation representing a tremendous ...


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Dina Parise is Racing for a Cure

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 9th, 2008 7:00pm

Dina Parise is a 40-year-old married woman, former figure skater, hairdresser and drag racer. She has always had an interest in racing, Formula 1, NASCAR, you name it. Oddly enough, she never watched drag racing, until she met her husband Andrew ten years ago. After watching him race, she decided to strap in and give it a try for herself. She went to Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School, and got my ...


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Ask Patty Press Week of August 13th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 13th, 2007 4:24pm

Women on Wheels: Spotlight on Lorraine Schultz This week’s Woman on Wheels is Lorraine Schultz, founder of the Women’s Automotive Association, International (WAAI). Ms. Schultz started the organization to help the development of women as leaders in the automotive industry, and is currently the “ambassador at large” of AskPatty.com, a website devoted to given women a safe place to ask questions about ...


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