Team prepares to race at the BF Goodrich NHRA Sport Compact Nationals. Team Angela Proudfoot Racing is preparing to race this weekend in Ennis, TX at the BF Goodrich NHRA Sport Compact Nationals. Following a devastating blow to her spare motor,...
Team prepares to race at the BF Goodrich NHRA Sport Compact Nationals.
Team Angela Proudfoot Racing is preparing to race this weekend in Ennis, TX at the BF Goodrich NHRA Sport Compact Nationals. Following a devastating blow to her spare motor, Angela and her team have spent the last two months preparing a brand new motor for this race. "We could have thrown a motor together much more quickly, but we took our time to get it right," explained Chris Neidemire, Crew Chief. "What may have seemed like a setback to our program, may actually have been just what we needed. It gave us a chance to reevaluate some of the components inside the motor and make this one even better."
Chris is, of course, referring to the last NHRA Sport Compact race that the team competed in at Maple Grove Raceway on June 15th and 16th. Angela came in as the runner-up, while blowing the motor in the process.
Initial dyno-tuning sessions with their new motor went very well and the team has good feelings about this weekend. "As usual, we promise to put on a good show," said Angela.
The race will air on ESPN2 on Saturday, August 31st at 2:30 p.m.
TRAILER GETS A NEW LOOK
In an effort to maximize exposure for their sponsors, a new design along with larger sponsor logos was applied to the team's enclosed trailer this past weekend. "In preparation for travel to Texas, New Jersey, California, Indiana, and Nevada, we thought it would be best to make the trailer more noticeable so that it will serve as a moving billboard as we travel from coast to coast," said Angela. The trailer features Angela's signature design of turquoise, lime green, and dark gray custom graphics.
Angela Proudfoot's Smart Diet Takes PETA's Checkered Flag
From Daytona to Indy, every racecar driver knows that a car's performance is only as good as the fuel that goes into the tank. What sets Angela Proudfoot apart from the pack is that she's just as fussy about the fuel that goes into her body. This professional sport compact drag racer runs on a lean, green vegan diet devoid of artery-clogging saturated fats and cholesterol that can make your insides look like a gummed-up injector.
Angela's animal-friendly diet caught the attention of PETA, and now the animal rights group sponsors her and her Honda Civic, which sports a picture of a PETA pig on the bumper. Twenty-six year old Angela has been a vegetarian since she was 15 and once volunteered for the animal rights group in her hometown of Washington, D.C. Before each race, she hands out vegetarian starter kits to all the fans who come to visit her in the pit, and her success in convincing people to kick the meat habit rivals her record on the track.
A few of the many notches on Angela's seatbelt include Runner-up K&N Filters NHRA Sport Compact Nationals (6/02); 3rd Place, NIRA Fall Nationals (10/01); 3rd Place NIRA Mid-Summer Nationals (8/01); 1st Place, NIRA Fall Nationals (10/00); 1st Place, Import Survival Series 3 (8/00); and she won the Hottest Tuned Auto and Hottest Female Ride awards at Hot Import Nights last year. Angela is also a guest columnist for the National Hot Rod Association's Web site NHRASportCompact.com.
"It's true that I have a 'lead' foot," admits Angela, who is currently ninth in points in the NHRA Sport Compact series. "But the rest of my body is healthy and lean, thanks to my vegetarian diet."
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