April 19, 2008
Adel -- The South Georgia Motorsports Park in is Adel hosting the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing series this weekend, with some of the fastest cars in the world tearing down the quarter-mile track at over 270 miles-per-hour.
Many of the drivers behind the wheel of these mechanical monsters this week will be women.
The NHRA is way ahead of NASCAR in featuring female drivers, as Shirley Muldowney was winning championships over thirty-years ago.
Lindsey Wood is racing this weekend at SGMP, and has previously tallied victories in NHRA national events.
Wood is up from McAlpin, Florida to compete, and says while it's nice to see more and more women behind the wheel, she's not looking at it like some sort of movement.
"I don't think of it like that," says Wood. "I don't think, "I'm a girl." I don't think about stuff like that. I put my helmet on the same way as everyone else. It's so much fun. I've been all the way to California, to Canada, everywhere. It's a lot of fun."
Wood finished second at the race at South Georgia Motorsports Park last year.
Qualifying continues all day Saturday, with eliminations beginning Sunday at 9am.