Cindy Crawford, from the South Florida area, is competing in the NMRA (National Mustang Racers Association) and Fun Ford (American Autosports) drag racing series. She races a '98 Mustang GT drop top with a Sean Hyland built Cobra engine, C4 tranny...
Cindy Crawford, from the South Florida area, is competing in the NMRA (National Mustang Racers Association) and Fun Ford (American Autosports) drag racing series. She races a '98 Mustang GT drop top with a Sean Hyland built Cobra engine, C4 tranny and Vortech T-trim Supercharger. She has been racing competitively for more than three years in Ford events throughout the United States, and has been referred to as the "Fastest Female in the Modular Motor Class".
Her rookie year of racing was phenomenal. She received "Rookie of the Year", and finished sixth in the points. She has been featured in a number of magazines, including Muscle Mustang, Fast Ford, Super Ford, 5.0 Magazine, Race Pages, as well as in several newspaper and Internet articles. She was also filmed for the T.V. show, "My Classic Car" which aired on TNN.
Cindy struggles with a chronic illness called Systemic Lupus. She donates her winnings to the Lupus Foundation of America to help with the cause and she attends lupus seminars to keep updated with advances in lupus. Racing is the vehicle Crawford uses to raise awareness about this disease, offering an assortment of pamphlets and brochures in her pits. Cindy's rheumatologist, Dr. Howard Busch of Loxahatchee, Florida, is one of her drag racing sponsors. "He understands what I am going through and is very proud of my accomplishments as a drag racer. He understands that I race with a disability and have overcome it enough to tackle full time racing".
Crawford's family is very supportive, and they all attend as many events as they can. "My dad was a stock car driver back when he was young so he can relate to me being out there racing, and my mom has a "My daughter is a drag racer" license plate on her vehicle". Cindy has two grown older children, Bobby and Bambi Crawford, who support her, and her son, Bobby is starting to follow her footsteps and drag races his Mustang.
Cindy is a dealer/distributor for F.A.S.T., Fresh Air Systems Technologies, a manufacturer of air-conditioned helmets and suits. "It's very comfortable to sit in your race car when you have a/c pumped in through your helmet. As you know, the heat inside the car is over 130 degrees at times. It's well worth the money invested".
Cindy has written a book entitled, "Life in The Fast Lane ", to help women and novice racers learn how to drag race and not to be afraid of it. "I think a lot of women just don't get the opportunity to start racing like most men do. I, myself, love to see women out there and will do anything I can to help them. I believe we women have a camaraderie out there, a kind of "sisterhood" between racers and between fans/spectators also".
"The women that I most admire in drag racing are Shirley Muldowney and Angelle Seeling. Shirley is a class act and is still out there burning up the tracks. She is truly to be admired and is sensational. Angelle is quite a role model also. She came out of nowhere and ended up with a number one ranking with her drag bike. She went through much adversity but strived to conquer and attain her title. She is quite commendable and is number one in my book". Crawford's ultimate goal is to be the first Pro 5.0 female drag racer.