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Offseason!

Posted by Doreen Anderson on December 4, 2017 at 12:45 PM

The work continues into the offseason.  It's a little more relaxed of a pace but there are still a bunch of things that need to get done.  If you're not a racer yourself you may not know that there are safety equipment (for example) & the chassis that need to be certified every year or sometimes every 2 or 5 years.  In the offseason we get these things accomplished.  In addition we are working on doing any updates that we have been thinking about as we learned so much ...

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Enjoy the small wins on the way to the big ones.

Posted by Doreen Anderson on September 13, 2017 at 3:20 PM

There are times I have to remind myself that I am already living the dream that I never thought I would have.  I feel so fortunate to be able to do this with hard work and the support of my family.  We went to the NHRA Earlville Iowa race over the weekend with the best of intentions.  10 cars fighting to be in an 8 car field and being relatively new to the competition scene I was a little intimidated.  Q2 on Saturday ended up being my new personal best 5.49! Finally into t...

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Brianerd MN - NHRA National Event Debut

Posted by Doreen Anderson on August 21, 2017 at 6:55 PM

We just got back from the trip to Brainerd!  It was honestly a very good experience.  We had a couple of setbacks that we are taking back as learnings.  Fortunately we were able to fix them on while at the track and qualify with a 5.54 at 229.  It was our best run ever and I lifted just a little early.  Going into first round we tried our best but the car dropped a couple holes and ran a similar 5.58 to the number one qualifiers 5.26.  

Just prior to round ...

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Mid Summer Update

Posted by Doreen Anderson on July 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Wow how time flies! It is almost August.  The summers always fly by because every moment spent not racing is spent working on the car to get it ready for the next race or I'm at the track trying to learn more.

It's crazy how addicting this sport is.  This weekend was supposed to be my first race, the St. Louis division race.  It was postponed due to hot weather.  Although this was probably the right call, I couldn't help but be disappointed since this was going to be...

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Burndown at Sundown!

Posted by Doreen Anderson on June 5, 2017 at 10:45 AM

I AM OFFICIALLY LICENSED!

This past weekend was one of the best of my life I'm sure.  There has been so many years of hard work leading up to this and finally it happened.  The recap is that we made one run on Friday after the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car Qualifying session.  I went to about 1000 ft before lifting to get a 6.27 @ 185mph.  I was excited that I jumped from a 6.98 to a 6.27 but at the same time I was disappointed that what I needed to ...

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Search for a Champion Finalist Marina Anderson Kicking off 2017 Season with Final Licensing

Posted by Doreen Anderson on June 2, 2017 at 1:45 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

‘Search for a Champion’ Finalist Marina Anderson Kicking off 2017 Season with Final Licensing

JOLIET, Ill. (May 31, 2017) – After being selected as one of 25 finalists in Champion Spark Plugs’ ‘Search for a Champion’ contest, Marina Anderson will begin her 2017 season with the final passes required to earn her NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster license. Anderson and her family-owned A/Fuel dragster anticipate a multi...

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Spring 2017

Posted by Doreen Anderson on May 27, 2017 at 1:25 AM

Hi!

There has already been so much going on in 2017!  The very fun ride of the Search for a Champion has come to an end.  We are really honored to be a part of #TeamChampion for the year since we were one of the twenty five finalists.  So many people were voting everyday and I appreciate you all.  It was a long road for us all to remember to vote and then wait to hear results but so much fun too.  I'm sure my many vote reminders got to be annoying to some. ;)...

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Search for a Champion Finalist

Posted by Doreen Anderson on February 22, 2017 at 8:55 AM

I'm so excited to announce that I'm 1 of 25 finalists in the Search for a Champion contest!  This means we are still eligible for the $50k grand prize sponsorship and we are already guarenteed a $1k sponsorship.  It has been such a great year already and we can't wait to see what else is in store for the team.  

We need your help by getting public votes again.  The finalist voting will be Feb 23 - Mar 23.  You can vote ONCE PER DAY.  Spread the word.

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Search for a Champion 2017

Posted by Doreen Anderson on January 3, 2017 at 9:55 AM

Hi!

I have been working really hard with my cousin over the past month to create my entry for the Search for a Champion.  It would really mean a lot to the Anderson Family Dragster team to be a part of Team Champion.  Please help by voting for my entry.  The voting period is January 5 - February 2.  People can vote once per day.   Please vote every day if you can and share with as many people as possible it would really help push the team forward to win this spo...

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One Step at a Time - Fall 2016

Posted by Doreen Anderson on October 25, 2016 at 11:25 AM

I am excited about the progress we have seen over this past year. There have been bumps in the road and many lessons learned for the whole team. I have always been honest about how tough this journey is. It's fun and difficult all at the same time. I like to say if it were easy everyone would do it. Trust me, growing up around drag racing it always seemed like a dream that would never happen to me. You can make it happen though and no matter how long it takes we will keep working at it....

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