I drove down at "0" dark early in the morning to catch Jeanette DesJardins' 8:00 a.m. seminar on Opportunities for Women in Motorsports. I am a very big supporter of women in motorsports. It might stem from the fact I have a wife, three daughters and a female dog! This year's panel consisted of Leah Pritchett, Top Fuel Dragster (driver for Schumacher Racing), Alex Taylor (driver of the "Badmaro" Camaro door-slammer), Lea Ochs (driver of the "Lead Sled Resurrection" Ford Fairmont SW), Sarah Burgess (former Drifter and currently Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series racer), and her daughter, Bridget Burgess (LOORRS and asphalt modified driver).
After the seminar I took some time to walk around the convention center to get the lay of the land. As I was walking around, I found Nate Kelley and his grandfather, Steve Zelipsky.
I was then off to find the Garage Squad's Joe Zolper with this Dauntless Daytona Pro Mod dragster. If I remember correctly, this car was nine years in the making. This was my first time seeing the car and I was not disappointed. It is beautiful!
I then went and found part-time Route 66 racer Don Yonkers, who was working the Palmgren booth.
Here are some more sights of the show.
My next event should be the January 25th Route 66 Rockett Brand Racing Fuels ET Bracket Awards Banquet. Make your reservations and I will see you there.