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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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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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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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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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