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FYI WIRZ: Female Firepower Warming on NHRA and NASCAR Tracks

Female power is warming up in motorsports. Danica Patrick stands out in NASCAR’s top stock car series. Courtney and Brittany Force roar in NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel classes. Former competitors Angelle Sampey and Karen Stoffer zoom aboard NHRA Pro Stock motorcycles again. It’s not just a man’s world in motorsports anymore, and with diversity on the rise, it seems likely more females will be competing at top levels. This reporter discovered a dozen years ago while waiting to interview Sampey in the NHRA pits that her crowd of fans waiting for autographs was comprised of many young males and moms with little girls. Sampey was a beauty queen before becoming a Pro Stock motorcycle champion, so the male gathering was expect...

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