Anderson Family Dragster

A/Fuel Dragster


view:  full / summary


Posted by Doreen Anderson on May 11, 2015 at 11:20 PM
This past week has been one that many of us were waiting for! After many years of fabricating the racecar we now have a nitro burning A-fuel dragster. Last Thursday we had the first official start up where we learned some good things and only started on alcohol. Just two days after that with the guidance of many great teachers we were able to hook up all of the electronics and even put nitro into it. Everything worked really well and it was great to see all of our new toys in action. It's crazy to think I was watching EGTs on my dash it's all in one little screen it told me so much. We have a couple small things to work on in the next couple weeks and we are so excited to keep moving forward. The feeling of when the car switched over to nitro was like nothing I could explain. In the video you can see the excitement on my face. Can't wait to start up in front of the crowd at The Annual Lane Automotive Car Show. On a side note I want people to know something that is very important to me is trying to make a difference. As I become more successful I hope to inspire children to follow their dreams as well as help other children around the world just to be able to live a full life. My parents, Kenny and I volunteered at feed my starving children for one night. We packed many meals that will feed babies all over the world. It was a very small amount of time but I hope to be able to contribute to more organizations throughout my lifetime. It's important to give back. Thanks for all your love and support. Marina :)

Spring Fever

Posted by Doreen Anderson on April 6, 2015 at 5:25 PM

Hello Everyone!

Thanks for continuing to share what I am trying to achieve with following my dreams.  Our followers on social media continue to grow.  We are excited with the arrival of spring to continue to make progress.  The racecar is on its way to the shop for custom wheelie bars.  Thanks to Aurora Bearing and Lane Automotive parts I will be able to stay safely on the ground in the dragster.  We have tested for spark and have bought fuel.  We are ready to start up when the car gets back and I could not be more excited!  The first of many moments we have been waiting for.  After that we plan on testing and upgrading my license.  We are going to take it slow and make sure we follow the right steps so please continue to spread the word about us.  We can't wait to be out there racing!  Thank you everyone for your continued support.  I couldn't have made it this far without all of you, my friends and family, and my sponsors Competition Fabrications, Zrodz and Customs, and Midnight Moon Alpaca Ranch.

:) Marina

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Doreen Anderson on December 18, 2014 at 4:45 PM


Now that you are all full from Thanksgiving and super bored that it's the off season it's time to get stuffed with Christmas cookies.  We went to PRI last week and learned a lot.  My dad and I walked around meeting many new friends.  Feel free to send me an email to say hello any time.  I know a few people have and it always makes me feel good to know people are interested in our progress.  We are always looking for more marketing partners which I am going to work on all winter along with building the wheelie bar and starting up the racecar for the first time.  Every day we take steps toward the dream.  Sometimes they are long strides and other times it's baby steps.  Either way all this hard work will pay off in the end.  

I hope everyone has safe travels and good times in this holiday season.

<3 Marina

New Shop!

Posted by Doreen Anderson on November 23, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Hello Everyone,

We hope you all had a great summer.  We spent it working on purchasing and setting up a new race car shop.  As well as racing with the Frantic Fueler of course.  We are very excited about the new shop because it is a great opportunity to continue to grow our team and make my drag racing dream come true.  Take a look at the new pictures in the photos tab.

Thanks for visiting our page.

Have a safe and very happy holidays!


Detroit Autorama wrap-up

Posted by Doreen Anderson on March 11, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Nitro Nate's summary of Anderson Family Dragster's debut at Autorama

Update from Marina

Posted by Doreen Anderson on October 16, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Hello All!


It’s been pretty crazy the past few months. We were not able to test yet, but we have pretty much ALL the pieces of the racecar. The Racepak arrived not long ago so we have been working on wiring the dragster even more. With the weather in Chicago turning cold we look forward to making noise in the spring. This winter we are focusing on finding good people that are looking for marketing opportunities. With the help of our friend Mike Harnack we are creating contacts in the right places to obtain sponsorship for 2014. Please contact us if you are interested [email protected] . As always I really appreciate the support from everyone!

Follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Like our Facebook page for more updates.


Thank you!



It feels like Christmas

Posted by Doreen Anderson on April 5, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Update from Marina....

It feels like Christmas a lot around here lately. Thankfully not because of the snow anymore, but because of all the boxes that keep showing up!  I am very excited to finally test the dragster this summer sometime.  With only one more year left of college I am multi-tasking to the best of my ability with all the postitions I hold (student/intern/racecar owner & driver).  Basically, means I am working constantly in the day driving from school to work to pick up clothes for the racecar crew.  It's all worth it though!


The engine arrived shortly after Pomona thanks to Tony Zizzo who transported it. The engine came all the way from California because Jerry Darien built it, he has been a great help in the past few months and I couldn't be happier to have one of the best in the business willing to help out a 20 year old girl from the Midwest with a big dream. 


I also received the MSD ignition parts and my safety equipment from Simpson. Safety first! I have been working on getting the seatbelts mounted in the car at the shop as well as beginning to put the Frantic Fueler back together for the season. Even if the car isn't complete yet, I'm glad racing season has started I'm going to be travelling to as many Division 3 Lucas Oil Series events as possible as well as FF races, XDRL, NHRA and ADRL (in the area). It's really an addiction.


As always it is a work in progress, but we are leaps closer to testing this summer!