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WEWT!



Danica Patrick took the checkered flag at the Indy Japan 300 on Sunday! You got with your badass Aries self, lady! =D

Many moons ago, I used to participate in local street races, and to this day, I mourn the loss of the Terminal Island Racetrack in Long Beach. I friggin' love racing, and I love that Danica is making her mark on the sport.

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the_only_babbs
Apr. 21st, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
I saw that last night. I yelled "Wooohooo" so loud it made my husband jump. LOL It is so freaking cool!!
kebechet
Apr. 22nd, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
Hahahahah!!!
goth_hobbit
Apr. 21st, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
She's a fantastic driver, and earning respect in a profession that is not usually friendly to women -- at least, not to the ones who want to be behind the wheel. Despite women like Janet Guthrie, Patty Moise, Sara Christian, and Shirley Muldowney, NASCAR and NHRA are still largely a good ol' boys club. Hopefully, in the not-too-distant-future, more women are going to break in to the NASCAR Grand Nationals from the SCCA. There doesn't seem to be quite as much of the "girls are just bleacher bunnies" attitude in the SCCA, at least from some of what I've heard. (And lord, woman; now you've got me wanting to do some serious driving again!)

Best comeback I ever heard from a woman driver to one of the cheesy mustache crowd:

Him: "Why don'cha grab ahold of my stick, baby?"
Her: "Add a nitro pack and a real engine to it, and we'll talk."
kebechet
Apr. 22nd, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
Him: "Why don'cha grab ahold of my stick, baby?"

Her: "Add a nitro pack and a real engine to it, and we'll talk."


LOL!
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kebechet
Apr. 22nd, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
There's nothing superficial 'bout that! She's lovely. =D
jettcat
Apr. 22nd, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, I grew up at Riverside Raceway, dear old dad was a race car driver.
The only thing that surprises me about Danica's win, that it took so long. I expected her to have the checkered a couple of years ago.
I want to see her win the series and be the first champ!
kebechet
Apr. 22nd, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
Oh, same here!
alicia_stardust
Apr. 22nd, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)
Yay for a kickass Aries lady!!

You used to participate in local street races?! (My dad did street racing and I used to help/watch/ride/whatever.)

Also, Nathan wants to know if you were driving the cars or waving the panties? LOL.
kebechet
Apr. 22nd, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
Tell Nathan BOTH!! -- I am ever so dexterous!

Dood, the first time I raced, I was so nervous that my leg was shaking uncontrollably, and I could barely push in the clutch!

We all stopped after people started getting shot at the races. Gunshot Wounds = No Fun.

The babies will be burfed by the time NHRA Finals come to Pomona, you know...

Edited at 2008-04-22 05:55 am (UTC)
alicia_stardust
Apr. 22nd, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
LMAO! Nathan says you are skilled!

Dood! I have a big boner just thinking about the NHRA Finals. If you are going to it, I wanna join you!!!
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