Shirley Muldowney, also known as the “First Lady of Drag Racing,” is an accomplished racer from America who even had a movie inspired by her career.
She’s collected many accolades over the years including being named the Drag News Top Fuel Driver of the Year in 1976 and being the winner of the NHRA Winston points championship in 1982. She even became the first person to win the NHRA title three times over! It’s no wonder that Shirley was inducted into the motorsports and automotive Hall of Fame.
Courtney is the sister to race car driver Ashley force and daughter of John Force, who could be seen as the reason his daughters took an interest in cars and racing. Her starting point is the same as her sister as both took an interest in drag racing.
There seems to be an interest in cars and racing runs in the family as all three members have had successful careers in the automotive racing industry. Like her sister Ashley, Courtney also has a part in the "Driving Force" driving show.
Legge is a British race car driver who has become one of the most famous and well-known racers worldwide. Her interest in cars started at a very young age and would grow into an interest in racing, leading to one of the most successful racing careers ever to hit the track.
Her achievements include the British Racing Drivers Club's Rising Star accolade along with winning the RACER Magazine Most Promising Road Racer of the Year award. She still remains active as a racer and currently resides in Atlanta.
Michele's career as a race driver was so long ago that it went back to a point where racing wasn't as popular in the US as it was in Europe. From 1974 to 1986, she competed in the world rally championship as a rally racer and was very good at it.
She had three wins along with a podium achievement under Audi sport which she was very proud of. Michelle took part in the German rally championship in 1986 and became the first female driver to win such a huge title.
Maryeve started racing at a very young age. Although it wasn't official at that point, it was still an achievement for someone so young. She took an interest in motorcycles from the young age of four, by eight she tried out go-kart racing and at nine, broke her arms while racing!
When she participated in the big racing leagues, Dufault decided to make NASCAR her playground. As a NASCAR racer, she would take part in many of its racing series, including Nationwide, Canadian Tire, and ARCA.