Women racers to host US Troops

Women Drag Racers team up to provide a day at the races to the troops and their families. Partnering with track owners, sponsors and charities, troops are able to experience drag racing from the drivers perspective. Fast Women launch 'Team Troops'...

Women Drag Racers team up to provide a day at the races to the troops and their families. Partnering with track owners, sponsors and charities, troops are able to experience drag racing from the drivers perspective. Fast Women launch 'Team Troops' to give Thanks

NHRA GatorNationals 2009 Dallas, TX - Four women drivers competing in the NHRA are teaming up to bring a unique and supportive program to the US Military troops and their families. Dubbed 'Team Troops' their mission is to give back to those that are serving in the military by providing free tickets and a day at the races to service members and their families.

Tina Stull, Kate and Diana Harker, and Peggy Llewellyn are no strangers to adrenaline, they know the pressure to perform, and thrive on the excitement of winning. This season these women have teamed up to share their racing experience with the members of the US military by giving away over 32,000 tickets to NHRA Drag Racing events.

This coming weekend is the season opener for Team Troops, with over 4000 tickets already distributed and 1000 more to give to the service members at appearances prior to the race, these ladies are looking forward to a great race weekend. Texas Motorplex is located in Ennis, TX and will play host to the South Central Division Four NHRA drag racing event starting Friday April 3rd with eliminations beginning on Sunday April 5th.

With much excitement Team Troops is about to kick off the first "tickets for troops" event in 2009. They strongly believe the reason they have the freedom to do what they do is the life changing work the troops are doing. Last year the goal was to bring fifty members of the Military to each race, by the finale of 2009 over 14,800 troops had been hosted. This year expectations are twice that of 2008. This will be the first time the Welcome Home Troops program has representatives from all levels of the sport, Sportsman levels and Pro as well as dragsters, funny cars and motorcycles.

The program partners with many charitable organizations including Military Ministries, Young Life, Bill Glass Champions for Life, Texas Justice Foundation, Joni and Friends, Welcome Home Troops, Legacy Outfitters, Racers for Christ, Henslin and Associates, Merlin's Miracles, and Valor Remembered.

Active Duty Military members and their families can request tickets for future events at www.tinastullracing.com

-credit: harker motorsports

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Drivers Peggy Llewellyn