FIRST WOMAN OF COLOR IN THE WORLD TO WIN A PROFESSIONAL MOTORSPORTS EVENT

PEGGY LLEWELLYN

BESSIE AND BEYOND: WOMEN WHO INSPIRE US TO RIDE

(FEB. 25, 2021)  

When asked to write about influential Black women in motorsports, the first person to come to mind is Bessie Stringfield, a legendary motorsports pioneer who rode the lower 48 states in the 1940s.

Editor's note: For Black History Month, we asked Black Girls Ride founder Porsche Taylor to tell us about some of the women of color, both past and present, who have inspired her to ride.

CAMPING WORLD DRAG RACING SERIES  2021 SEASON SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

(SEPT. 02,2020)  

NHRA officials announced the details of the 2021 Camping World Drag Racing Series 23-event season, revealing national event pro category qualifying days and specialty series schedules. Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series categories will be contested at all national events. 

At 17 Camping World Drag Racing Series national events, professional teams will run three qualifying sessions over two days, Friday and Saturday, with final eliminations on Sunday. At five events, pro teams will run two qualifying sessions on Saturday with final eliminations on Sunday. This quick-draw format, which was utilized as NHRA first returned to racing in July 2020, provides racing excitement and allows economic balance for all stakeholders in current times. NHRA expects to return to the customary four qualifying runs in the future. 

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