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Lynn Kehoe on Lessons Learned On and Off the Racetrack

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 7th, 2018 7:00am

Lynn Kehoe on Lessons Learned On and Off the Racetrack by Jennifer Eremeeva An impulse bid at a charity auction first led Lynn Kehoe to racecar driving, but after one day behind the wheel, she knew she had found a sport and a lifestyle she could embrace with passion. “It was an unbelievable experience,” she says of her first time behind the wheel of a BMW E 30, “it took me right out of my comfort zone and left me with an incredible feeling of having risen to a challenge ...


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Perspective: A Woman's opinion of life in Motorsports

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 31st, 2008 11:41pm

When given the assignment to talk about how hard it is for a woman to be taken seriously in sports – I immediately felt lucky. The worst offense I have ever suffered had nothing to do with my job, but more my inability to know what was going on in my car. You see, an underhanded mechanic told me I needed a new transmission, and – well – as you can imagine, it’s a very long, tragic story that ...


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Catching up with Sarah Fisher

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 15th, 2008 8:10am

When Sarah Fisher became the youngest woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 at the age of 19 in 2000, it seemed like nothing could stop the Ohio native. In combination with being just the third woman to compete in the Indy 500, she also became the first lady to stand on the podium at an IRL event; finishing third at Kentucky Speedway in 2001 and second at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2002, she made another ...


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Hillary Will proves 'yes she can' at O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 14th, 2008 2:05pm

Hillary Will proved "yes she can" at the O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals in June, the ninth event of the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, in Topeka, Kans. Will won with a final round victory over Larry Dixon. "There's so many emotions because there were times where I thought, 'I can't do this. Maybe I shouldn't be racing. Maybe I don't belong in this fuel car,"' ...


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Shannon McIntosh is no ordinary girl

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2008 2:56pm

Don’t mistake Shannon McIntosh for just another girl. While some girls were busy shopping for shoes and worrying about the color of their lipgloss – Shannon was worried about where she was going to race on Wednesday nights. "I took her to a race when she was about 4 years old, and she loved it," said her father, Tim McIntosh. "So I bought her a quarter-midget when she was 5, and we ...


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Chrissy Wallace wants to be NASCAR's 'Danica'

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 12th, 2008 5:50pm

Chrissy Wallace’s NASCAR debut a few weeks ago at Martinsville Speedway went quite smashingly. The 19-year-old daughter of driver Mike Wallace climbed behind the wheel in the Kroger 250, and looked like she’d been driving in the Craftsman Truck Series for seasons. She avoided the pitfalls many drivers face in their NASCAR debuts, and earned an 18th-place finish for Germain Racing. Wallace raced all 253 laps, ...


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Barbara Terry's got the Baja 500 on her mind

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 5th, 2008 5:35pm

America’s favorite auto expert is adding a new challenge to her ‘to-do’ list – Barbara Terry is running the Baja 500. This is the Baja 500’s 40th anniversary -- the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 is a 500-mile off-road race starting and ending in Ensenada, Mexico. Barbara will be in Ensenada a week before the race to do a pre-run of the course and take part in media interviews, she is also ...


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Karen Salvaggio and Factory Five Racing

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 21st, 2008 7:37pm

Thunder Valley Racing’s Karen Salvaggio joined up with the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) for the season-opener at Thunderhill Raceway in Northern California, held on March 9-10. Salvaggio is driving for Factory Five Racing, and competed again 40 other racers. She drove in Race Group B, which was one of the larger groups of the weekend, and the division for Camaro-Mustang Challenge Cars, American Iron and ...


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Turning 50 won't keep Gail Hill out of her race car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 9th, 2008 10:01pm

Gail Hill isn’t going to let a little thing like turning fifty keep her out of a race car. She believes in herself and her abilities, and thinks that women bring a unique bent to auto racing; because their driving abilities are so different from men. “You just have to believe in yourself and remember it's never too late,” says Hill. “I have been racing for 7 years but now I'm nearly ...


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Anna Walewska is Making a Name in Racing

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 6th, 2008 9:48pm

Anna Walewska may not be a name racing fans in the U.S. are familiar with, but the 20-year-old standout is hoping to change that. In 2007, Walewska raced in the Britcar championship driving for BMW. She finished third in that series. This season she will once again race in the Britcar series, driving for Geoff Steel Racing in a BMW M3 3.2ltr 360bhp. Walewska’s racing skills started in the typical ...


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