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cyber3d 08-06-2006 07:37 PM

Females in the sport?
 
It appears obvious to me that this is a sport comprised mostly of males. Are there any females in the sport? Speak up ladies! :nod:

Victor

SWTour 08-06-2006 07:44 PM

First one that comes to my mind...Vicky Carruba (www.teampowerpush.com)

We've got at least 3 at our LOCAL track running TC's w/ their husbands and I've seen and known several others over the years too.

Turbo Joe 08-06-2006 08:01 PM

We have a few pretty fast ones around here...Tony Phalen's wife (gf?) kicks butt in TC, Rhonda Skelton in anything on dirt, Cindy Kirkman is out there with her husband and son every Saturday kicking butt at Revelation in the MT or truggy class.

Mr. McGoo 08-06-2006 08:11 PM

my wife (aka Mrs. McGoo) and I race together all the time...she holds her own at our local track and has ventured to last year's IIC and snowbirds...and we will be heading to race at this years IIC as well.

having a wife in the hobby/sport makes it alot easier to justify purchases, but the only problem is, that if i get the latest and greatest "xyz" then she wants "xyz"....so i just have to make sure i can afford 2 "xyz's" :nod: :nod: :nod:

we have a blast together and its just great quality time together....

Mason 08-06-2006 09:05 PM

We're having a Powder Puff event @ NewRed this saturday. so far looks to be 8 or 9 on the dirt oval. most of these gals have only been practicing the last 2 weeks, so its going to be interesting.

Roger 08-06-2006 09:33 PM

We ( NorCal ) have one of the fastest girls here in our backyard. Her name is Kathy D. and she is fast :nod: .

B4Bandit 08-07-2006 01:39 AM

My fiance races with me on and off-road!!!!

She is the best... Still learning how to drive, but so am I... in fact, aren't we all?

There is another husband/wife/daughter team at my club and last weekend, we had a couple more dudes with their girlfriends racing in the mini class. It was sick :nod:

Racer_Chick 08-07-2006 07:08 PM

Hey Mason, too bad I'm working this Sat. - A Powder Puff race sounds fun! lol. Oh, and btw, I'm one of the female racers out there, as is my mom, lmunno :)

Big Daddy Boomer 08-09-2006 05:27 PM

There is an up and coming Rc "chick". She is 15 and can race anything (onroad or off-road) She is especially good at 1/8 scale Buggy. Keep an eye open for her next summer. She is my niece Sarah Ernst. Scotty's daughter (it must run in the blood).

Here is a picture of her at a recent Nitro off road race from May, one of her with Dad from 2005 and one with uncle boomer in California for the TCS Nats in 2004.

Starting in September she will be racing weekly instead of 4 or 5 times a year. :weird:

Boomer

Art Jensen 08-09-2006 06:02 PM

I know Carissa Figelski races for RC America and is an awesome driver. I raced against her at the Snowbirds this past year and was very impressed.

lastplace 08-09-2006 06:39 PM

First one that comes to my mind...Vicky Carruba (www.teampowerpush.com)

Carruba? I thought she was Vicky Blackenstock?

CarissaF 08-09-2006 06:48 PM

I race just about anything and everything. I know there are a lot of women out there that race on local levels but very few compete on a national scale.

Thanks for the kind words Art. This year I did leave RC America. I'm back to being a regualr jo shmo!

litespeed-dom 08-09-2006 07:24 PM

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Not really electric. But there was a little girl name Kelsey in the Seattle area that raced 1/8th!!! She and her dad Smitty used to travel to big gas races, and if I remember correctly, she was racing 1/10th 200mm at the Texas Biggie and at the end of the weekend the crowd gave her a surprise.... they gather an 1/8th roller, electronics, motor and gave it to her. She took it out for a few laps while the pit was dead silence and everyone watched. I think she was probably 8 at that time, that was about 3 years ago. After that she actually got a sponsorship from Speedline to race 1/8th!!! Well, dad and her quit r/c last year and they are now racing karts!

Here are some pics.... her pitting for dad, on the driver stand.

Dom

Art Jensen 08-09-2006 08:04 PM


Originally Posted by CarissaF
I race just about anything and everything. I know there are a lot of women out there that race on local levels but very few compete on a national scale.

Thanks for the kind words Art. This year I did leave RC America. I'm back to being a regualr jo shmo!


Are you going to the IIC or Birds this year?

SlamMan 08-09-2006 08:13 PM

TTIWWOP :nod:

cyrrus 08-09-2006 08:22 PM

Well my wife doesn't race. On our driver stand would make it tough on her. As she has MS. She just started to drive my car during practice and during main sorting. She know if she break something it okay. As she knows the price of the parts(She also my Finacial Officer) But Since I race two class and pit fpr a gas driver and marshalling.doesn't give much time to work on my car. So Mrs cyrrus actully does most of my wrenching for me. All but the most technical stuff. but I show her. Oh yeah She's is also 7 month pregnant.

[[john]] 08-09-2006 09:25 PM

Sanne Anthonsen - Sponsored by Corally
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EricO3 08-09-2006 11:43 PM


Originally Posted by [[john]]
Sanne Anthonsen - Sponsored by Corally
Click Here ;)

:nod: Wow....

XrayFK 08-09-2006 11:58 PM


Originally Posted by EricO3
:nod: Wow....

+1

EricO3 08-10-2006 12:10 AM

Corally knows what's up man.... :ha:

McSmooth 08-10-2006 09:03 AM


Originally Posted by EricO3
Corally knows what's up man.... :ha:

That's all you Eric...Corally, and she's 16. Time to add "University of Denmark" to your college list.

All that and she can help you with your car. Setting tweak, calculating rollout, lubing your....nevermind. :weird:

XrayFK 08-10-2006 09:15 AM

The age of consent in Denmark is 15, just thought I'd throw that out there.

This thread is about to become the Miss Sanne's fan club thread. :lol:

Runin Ronin 08-10-2006 12:08 PM

There are plenty of females in the sport!!! (Not drivers but, they are part of the sport!!!) Here are a few:

http://rc411.com/pages/babes.php

Courtney Day is my favorite! :nod:

CarissaF 08-10-2006 12:20 PM

Hey Art. I will be at the IIC, Cleveland, & Snowbirds. Can't wait!! I've got the carpet bug! Sick of racin in the dirt.

OllieRDX 08-10-2006 12:22 PM


Originally Posted by McSmooth
That's all you Eric...Corally, and she's 16. Time to add "University of Denmark" to your college list.

All that and she can help you with your car. Setting tweak, calculating rollout, lubing your....nevermind. :weird:

She's allready 17!
She's small but nice:p
verry cool girl verry social :)
Greetings Ollie

dr_hfuhuhurr 08-10-2006 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by EricO3
:nod: Wow....


Originally Posted by McSmooth
That's all you Eric...Corally, and she's 16. Time to add "University of Denmark" to your college list.

All that and she can help you with your car. Setting tweak, calculating rollout, lubing your....nevermind. :weird:

And you wonder why there are few women in the hobby...LOL.

"Because you're a realy hot woman and you're swimming in a sea of virgins." - Grandma's Boy

Art Jensen 08-10-2006 01:04 PM


Originally Posted by CarissaF
Hey Art. I will be at the IIC, Cleveland, & Snowbirds. Can't wait!! I've got the carpet bug! Sick of racin in the dirt.


Cool. I am going to the IIC and The Birds. I am looking forward to racing with you again. I will try to keep up this time!! :lol:

rackman 08-10-2006 01:11 PM

RC Is Not A Sport
 
I dont know where the thought was derived, but RC does not qualify as a sport.... its just a hobby.

RcCzarOfOld 08-10-2006 01:34 PM

I have to argue with that rackman. Yes, bashing with R/C vehicles is a hobby. And so is club level racing. But when you have people paid to compete on a national and global level, it becomes a sport. Competitive R/C racing is a sport in which even fat bodies like myself can compete. It's the same as IMSA, NASCAR, SCCA, TRANS AM, American Le Mans, etc.., just on a smaller scale and without risk to life and limb. The same competitive nature, driving and setup skills are necessary to be successful. Or are you one of those people that thinks if there isn't a stick and or ball involved, it's not a sport?

And the fact that your one and only post was obviously intended to start some s*** certainly says a lot about whoever you THINK you are. Have a nice day.

Just my .02

Tony

EricO3 08-10-2006 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by McSmooth
That's all you Eric...Corally, and she's 16. Time to add "University of Denmark" to your college list.

All that and she can help you with your car. Setting tweak, calculating rollout, lubing your....nevermind. :weird:

Haha :lol:

rayman 08-10-2006 08:34 PM


Originally Posted by XrayFK
+1

+1

Anders Myrberg 08-11-2006 12:07 AM

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Here is Maria Törnblom from Sweden. Been a factory driver for Serpent in 1:10 nitro touring for years, but now making big success in 1:5.
Very, very fast. Brother on 2:nd place, and he nearly never beats his sister ;) Not many do :nod:

weenergurl 08-19-2009 08:20 AM

Does anyone have videos of a Powder Puff event they can link here? I'm a chick, new to driving but not new to the hubby - oops I meant hobby. I tried to get up the courage to join my RC pilot husband in flying, but find I'm much more comfortable crashing cars already on the ground.:D

Ben.C 08-19-2009 08:32 AM

How about Sabrina Lechner ??

Serpent sponsored.

Arahawak 08-19-2009 09:07 AM


Originally Posted by Ben.C (Post 6226399)
How about Sabrina Lechner ??

Serpent sponsored.

And she is now qualified 35th in the Worlds 1:8 On road in Lostallo

Ben.C 08-19-2009 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by Arahawak (Post 6226578)
And she is now qualified 35th in the Worlds 1:8 On road in Lostallo


Definately fast... :sneaky:

niznai 08-19-2009 09:50 AM


Originally Posted by weenergurl (Post 6226342)
Does anyone have videos of a Powder Puff event they can link here? I'm a chick, new to driving but not new to the hubby - oops I meant hobby. I tried to get up the courage to join my RC pilot husband in flying, but find I'm much more comfortable crashing cars already on the ground.:D

That is a classic. Cars already on the ground! Hehehehe! Yep, that's the essence of car racing. Kinda like flying but without the flying nonsense.



Off topic.

Is it just me or are there others who think "male" and "female" are too clinic (non-species specific) and cringeworthy? Can we find something more -errr- human?

V12 08-19-2009 09:54 AM

For the guys who don´t know Sabrina http://www.jonehrc.com/2009/03/17/se...-female-racer/

weenergurl 08-19-2009 09:04 PM

Off topic.

Is it just me or are there others who think "male" and "female" are too clinic (non-species specific) and cringeworthy? Can we find something more -errr- human?[/QUOTE]


I kinda prefer identifying gender by chromosomes: females are XX and males are XY indicating we just have that much more information to operate with :lol:

Men and ladies will do just fine in normal circumstances.

Airflow 08-19-2009 10:10 PM

How about gays and t-birds?


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