Susan Roush-McClenaghan is the first woman in history to win a street legal drag race

Posted on Thursday, 23 July 2009 , 11:07:54 byEmil

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Susan Roush-McClenaghan is the first woman in history to win a street legal drag race

Susan Roush-McClenaghan managed a performance that will make men look the other way and made women to be proud. The amazing performance took place during the NIMRA/NIMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing event in Joliet, Illinois.

Susan drives a 2003 Ford Mustang in the McLeod Open Comp class. She met her first opponent, Patrick Northdurft, who, with a -0.26 reaction time left enough room for Susan to qualify to the second round of the competition, after qualifying 9th out of 25 with a 0.047 reaction time.

Miss Roush-McClenaghan succeeded in being better than Dave Davis who drives a `31 Hemi-powered Ford and after that met up with Mike Roup. Susan manages to do just enough to force Mike to break out, running on 11.09 on his 11.13 dial while Susan managed to do 11.73 on her 11.70 number.

Susan had to face Clarence Harding who was driving a `69 Chevelle that was able to do nine seconds, in the fourth round. Harding moved Susan onwards to the semifinal where she was going to go up against Chuck Hockenberry, after Clarence pushed too hard of the starting line with a -0.005 reaction time.

Hockenberry practically copied Clarence Harding`s moves, managing to get a -0.002 reaction time. Chuck practically was done with the race before it even started and allowed Susan to go on straight to the final round. In the final round, Miss Roush-McClenaghan had to face Joe Parisi. Unfortunately for him, Parisi was a victim of the same thing that impaired his predecessors. Having a reaction time of -0.004, the race ended before it even began. Thus, Susan managed to get her first win of the season in this class.

Obviously, how many of you would have expected, like in most success stories, Susan Roush-McClenaghan didn`t stop and went on to compete with the NIMRA/NIMCA shootout part of the event. Here, Susan faced NIMRA`s Open Comp winner, Paul Leaman. Unfortunately for him, Leaman didn`t stand a chance, making Susan ``the very first female Super Bowl winner after seven rounds of competition during an incredibly exciting weekend`` as Miss Roush herself said.


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