Drag racer Holly Clarke signs on with Torklift International Champion racer For immediate release LAS VEGAS, Nev. -Champion Drag Racer Holly Clarke is attending SEMA with her newest sponsor Torklift International. On Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11:30 a.m. Clarke is available for interview during her press conference located in Media Center N110.
When my dad first told me I could one day drive a Jr. Dragster my Mom told him not to pressure me into it. There was definitely no pressure needed, I couldn’t wait to hop it that drivers seat When I did start racing I absolutely loved it and became very serious about it. A lot of people joked with my Dad saying: “Kevin, she’s the son you always wanted!” and my dad would reply, very seriously, “why can’t she be the daughter I always wanted?” That response is why my Dad is my hero. He NEVER lets the fact that I am a woman be an excuse for ANYTHING! He doesn’t judge anyone by their gender, ethnicity, sexual preference etc. and he definitely doesn’t let it affect what he believes they are capable of. There are so many other reasons he is my hero but this is one reason I cherish very much, one day I hope I will be able to teach own kids these same values.
Love you Dad xox.
Torklift talks about me and drag racing as well as the events at SEMA! 🙂
Only a few more sleeps until I’m off to Las Vegas to spend the week with Torklift International at the SEMA Show! I am so excited and a little nervous, I will be at their booth all week during the show. They have also presented me with an amazing opportunity to have a press conference and I will be interviewed Wednesday at 11:30AM. I’m not sure what to expect as I have never been involved in anything like this before but I can’t wait! I will be documenting my journeys through this blog as well as on my Instagram if you are interested! 🙂
This picture is of the very first time I ever drove my Jr. Dragster! I just turned 8 years old and I can honestly say this is one of the most memorable days of my life. My Dad took me to a dead end street and helped me go back and forth for hours, letting me get used to my car. I felt like I was on top of the world and instantly right at home in that HUGE helmet! When I am at the track you will still catching wearing that big smile, although I have grown into my teeth just a little bit since then 🙂 I think racing helped shape me as a person and I’m sure it kept me out of trouble on the weekends throughout the years. I am so thankful for this day and what it began….
My name is Holly Clarke, I have been drag racing my entire life! I decided to start this blog to share my Adventures and hopefully inspire you to do what you love no matter what. Too often we let stereotypes and fears hold us back. At times I feel very intimidated being a woman in this sport. Majority of the drivers are older men with many years of experience and knowledge. So instead of letting these feelings hold me back I take it as a challenge. A challenge to do my best, soak up their knowledge and to work hard to prove that I am not a competitor to take lightly! 🙂 If you want to find out more about us click on the picture and check out or Facebook page!