Ladies of the NHRA Host Troops in Dallas Ennis, TX. - Four women racers gave thanks to some 4000 US Military troops and their families at last weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event held at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX across...
Ladies of the NHRA Host Troops in Dallas
Ennis, TX. - Four women racers gave thanks to some 4000 US Military troops and their families at last weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event held at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX across April 3-5.
Tina Stull (Super Comp) and the Harker Twins (Alcohol Dragster), were honored with an invitation to visit the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, TX. Prior to the race "Team Troops" were featured celebrities at the base and were given a private tour getting to meet the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the US Military, all the while, passing out tickets donated by the Texas Motorplex.
"It was such an honor to be invited to NASJRB Ft Worth" comments Diana "We had an amazing time and would like to thank all who worked hard to organize the day for us and most importantly, Thank You to the troops!"
Tina Stull, Kate and Diana Harker, and Peggy Llewellyn aka Team Troops, joined forces at the track to host the troops and their families. The women utilize their pit space to allow troops to experience racing from the racers vantage point.
"For many of the troops returning from deployment, this is the first high adrenaline experience that they can share with their families. It is not only a healing experience for many but also one that is bonding for the family as a whole" says Stull.
The US Navy supplied tents became home base for the troops, giving them a place to hang out and relax, interact with drivers and crew, learn about the different racecars, and review different materials and programs providing support to Military members. .
This weekend's event ended suddenly for Tina Stull, losing 2nd round with a blown up engine. Peggy joined division four favorite, Lynn Nickerson up in the PA booth for commentary to track audiences. In the meantime, the Aussie twins wrenched hard on their fathers Top Alcohol Funny to win the prestigious 'Wally' trophy.
The women of Team Troops are looking forward to continuing on the NHRA schedule to show their thanks to many more troops and their families. Team Troops welcomes donations and support from individuals and company's who would like to become involved with this exciting program.
Team Troops would personally like to thank the following companies for their role in making the event possible : Welcome Home Troops, Rush Racing Products, La King Confectionery, Military Ministries, Interstate Batteries, Slim Pickens Quality Meats, US Navy recruiters, OSU tours, Earl Henslin Associates and Mac Tools.
The next Team Troops event will be the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event held at Houston Raceway Park across May 15-17.
-credit: harker motorsports