This weekend we all take a moment to thank the women that gave us life and at least half of our weird, bizarre traits and quirks. Despite motor sports being a mostly boys club, hundreds of women have raced with the boys or took positions of power. A few even found time to make a baby or two, so today we salute you, the greatest moms of modern motorsports...
At 19, Sarah Fisher became the youngest woman ever to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, and after compiling the most Indianapolis 500 starts of any woman in history, Fisher struck out as a team owner in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Today she cares for not only a successful race team but also a 2 1/2 year-old little girl named Zoey.
Ashley Force Hood
John Force's two youngest daughters get a whole lot of attention these days, but it was Ashley Force Hood that first took to the quarter-mile. Ashley was the first female to ever win an NHRA funny car event in 2008, but eventually Ashley Force Hood took a break from the cockpit to prepare and welcome her first child, Jacob John Hood. Today she runs John Force Entertainment, but we're sure her drag racing career isn't quite over yet… Just this spring she renewed her NHRA license in her sister Courtney's car. Everyone knows you can't get that nitro out of your blood.