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Guys,

Click on the link and you can read a nice article about Kristina Lawyer, her accomplishments in college, and also about her Ford powered dragster.


www.rose-hulman.edu/news/articles/LawyerNHRA_august07.htm


The Lawyer family was at Windy Hollow racing during our BB Ford Bash, and several of you met them then. I've also asked them to come back and race with us Saturday night August 18th, which is the weekend of our KDBA drag boat races at Livermore.

Later,
 

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Very nice article on Kristina and a mention of you Charlie. :D
 

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Thats great. I had a chance to talk to Kristina and her mother at the BBF Bash. Great people. I also know for a fact the Rose-Hulman school she attends has a school funded auto tech class that built a wild street ( I believe ) car a few years ago.
 

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Very nice... Congrats on the plug Charlie...Good to see the BBF getting some notariety.




Doug... 8)
 

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Thanks guys for the complimentry words about me, but I honestly didn't post this for that reason. I posted because I'm proud of the girl and I'm proud of all the positive things she is doing with her life. This young lady is too damn busy to do drugs! Futhermore, what kid needs drugs, when getting slammed in a seat while going from 0 to 143.5 mph in 4.78 seconds is such a natural high! This is the kind of publicity I believe all of drag racing needs. It's so much better than hearing something about a fight breaking out at the races between some rednecks, and the Sheriff arresting the drunks and etc.

I taught science and physics for 31 years in the public school system here in Daviess County. I guess I must have had about 5000 different students during that time frame. The point is, that Kristina is doing what I wish all of them could or would have done. That is taking something that was taught in the classroom and going out and applying it in the real world. She loves to race, and she's thirsty for knowledge. There is no better example of Newton's Laws of Motion than a race car. Then there is so much more, things such as the coefficient of sliding friction, the coefficient of rolling friction, Boyle's Law and the list goes on and on. The opportunity to intern and work for Murf McKinney this summer is a once in a lifetime opportunity, that I believe will open doors for her in the future. So the bottom line is, that I'm just happy for the young lady and I'm glad that Rose-Hulman recognized her achievements.

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Good for her! I'm partial to young ladies in drag racing, as my 19 year old daughter just took over my 10 second Mustang after kicking butt in the jr and street classes for 5 years before that. She went to the final round in her 2nd outing, which made me realise she should be in the car and not me. :oops:
While I was reading the piece, it appeared to me that if somebody didn't know much about drag racing or engines, they would think a BBF was the baddest engine on the planet! Good read - thanks for the link Charlie!
 
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