Whenever you talk about women in the sport of racing, one cannot forget the Queen of Auto-Racing… Jean Lynch. Officially too, as more than once she has been the Queen of the King’s Royal at Eldora Speedway. In her last year as Queen she got to crown the King himself, Steve Kinser! This is one of the biggest events in Sprint Car racing and is located at Tony Stewart’s track in Ohio.
But King’s Royal is but another gem in the crown as M Lynch works the World Racing Group as a Public Relation’s person, keeping America informed about the Winter Nationals in Florida at both Volusia Speedway and East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida. Events can last over a month at East Bay and features the Lucas Oil Late Model Series, which arguably is the track’s favorite event.
And her induction into the Sprint Car Hall-of-Fame in Knoxville, IA in 2014 is a reflection of the dedication to the sport. I have first-hand knowledge of her love of these events as she was in attendance at the 2015 Chili Bowl in Oklahoma in which rising star Rico Abreu won.
I have worked with Jean Lynch for about 25 years doing the Nationals there and as well many of the large races events like Super Dirt Week in Syracuse, NY, Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania and the grand finale at the Dirt Track in Charlotte for the year’s final events. A week of World of Outlaw Sprints and Late Models and New York State’s Big Block Modifieds. These events are must-see! The top talent in the Sprint Car Championships, along with the Pennsylvania Posse with the Western Part of Pennsylvania driving ace, Ed Lynch Jr, winner of 220 A-Main features. Oh, and her husband who is also in the Knoxville Hall-of-Fame as well, Ed Lynch Sr. There is a third generation starting to race also, Sye Lynch.
In addition to the top runners Swindell, Stewart and Larson, several Oklahomans will be competing for the Chili Bowl title this year. 2013!!
- Danny Smith, Sand Springs
- Michelle Decker, Guthrie
- Trey Marcham, Oklahoma City
- Alex Sewell, Broken Arrow
- Jonathan Beason, Broken Arrow,
- Blake Hahn, Sapulpa
- Matt Ward, Glenpool
- Chett Gehrke, Broken Arrow
- Eric Fenton, Jenks
- Blake Edwards, Claremore
- Mike Goodman, Broken Arrow
- Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City
- Kip Hughes, Enid
- Justin Hendricks, Stillwater
- Brandon Hahn, Tulsa
- Tim Kent, Bristow
- Evan Sewell, Tulsa
- Danny Jennings, Norman
- Tyler Robbins, Collinsville
- Cameron Hagin, Broken Arrow
- Hannah Adair, Tulsa
- Billy Lawhead, Tulsa
- Christopher Bell, Norman
- Tyler Edwards, Salina
- Matt Johnson, Edmond
- Coby Hughes, Collinsville
- Kevin Bayer, Tulsa
- Harli White, Lindsay
- Tyler Thomas, Collinsville
- Jake Rosario, Guthrie
- Dustin Morgan, Owasso
- Waylon Weaver, Claremore
- Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville
- Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow
- Jesse Frazier, Tulsa
Harli White is just one of the more interesting stories in all of auto-racing. This young woman is a racer and a whole lot more and we are going to leave a story that featured on ESPN.
VIDEO: ESPN feature ‘Forged Through Fire’ tells story of Lindsay racer Harli White
Below is Harli White’s Web Page. You younger fans and especially race fans here is more than a race car driver but also a survivor.
Sierra Jackson (born August 1992) is a sprint car racer from Middleton, Idaho.
Jackson began dirt track kart racing at the age of six, graduating to asphalt sprint car racing in 2006 and briefly racing late model stock cars in 2007. She has had wins at racetracks throughout the Northwestern United States and in Canada.
Jackson holds sprint car qualifying speed records at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho and on the old track configuration at Meridian Speedway in Meridian, Idaho.
Jackson is the youngest driver and first female to win the Northwest Sprintcar Racing Association championship, doing so in 2011 at the age of 19, also becoming the first Ford driver to do so. She was also the inaugural Canadian-American Western Winged Sprintcars champion in 2012. In 2014 she finished second in the western portion of Davey Hamilton‘s King of the Wing Series.
She is also the only female driver to win the prestigious NSRA/WWS Diamond Cup at Meridian Speedway, winning it in 2011 and again in 2014, as well as being a two time winner of the Naylor Memorial Classic and the 2012 Daffodil Cup winner at Western Speedway in Canada
Sierra Jackson has been racing for over 10 years and she is but 22 years old FB. Check out her facebook racing page too. But this young woman is more than a pretty face, she is a darn good driver and needs sponsorship as most drivers do.
This 17 year old has a lot of upside too and familiar last name too. She is making her mark and doing at a very competitive class. She is currently racing in the 305 division but expecting to move up next year, probably the 360s. A lot more competitive, seat time will prove if she has the talent to move on to the premier division, the 410s. With roughly 900hp, Knoxville’s 410 division and racing against the likes of Danny Lasoski, Ed Lynch Jr., and Terry McCarl would give her another boost, but first things first and that includes this year and next.
Keep an eye on her also, because she is in this class of talented drivers.
Jessica Zemken – The former girlfriend of Tony Stewart, she can more than hold her own and she proved that in Canada racing against almost 70 other competitors and though she is 29 years old she is a force to be reckoned with.
McKena Bell – McKena has two Xfinity Series races to her dosier and I suspect they won’t be her last. This two time participant is raising eye brows and has competed with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East tour.
Please check out the sites above and if you know anyone who would like to sponsor these drivers then they would greatly appreciate it also. Their careers will be successful and it will be talent that wins and not gender or who they know.
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