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Kathy and Kevin Fisher Enjoy Reaching the Final Round at the IHRA President's Cup Nationals in Budds Creek, Maryland
Kathy and Kevin Fisher Enjoy Reaching the Final Round at the IHRA President's Cup Nationals in Budds Creek, Maryland

Kathy Fisher's First Time in a Top Alcohol Dragster ad First Warm Up at Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School in Gainesville, Florida
Kathy Fisher's First Time in a Top Alcohol Dragster ad First Warm Up at Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School in Gainesville, Florida

Kevin Fisher as Crew Chief as he waits for his New 2009 Dragster
Kevin Fisher as Crew Chief as he waits for his New 2009 Dragster
2009 Cannister Top Dragster to be Finished and Equipped with an Ohio Crankshaft 615 BBC Plus Fully Loaded with K&N Products
2009 Cannister Top Dragster to be Finished and Equipped with an Ohio Crankshaft 615 BBC Plus Fully Loaded with K&N Products

Kathy Fisher Successfully Completed Her First Pass in a Top Alcohol Dragster at Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School
Kathy Fisher Successfully Completed Her First Pass in a Top Alcohol Dragster at Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School

Racers Kathy and Kevin Fisher Attended the NHRA SportsNationals in Columbus, Ohio
Racers Kathy and Kevin Fisher Attended the NHRA SportsNationals in Columbus, Ohio
Kathy and Kevin Fisher got to know each other because of drag racing. They married and had their wedding reception at a race track in Ohio. “We were supposed to get married on the starting line, but it rained so hard they called off the races that day,” said Kathy Fisher. “We went ahead and married in the picnic area.”

That was eight years ago. “We’d have a lot more money if only one of us wanted to race,” she said. “But the plus side to both of us racing is we help each other at the track. We each have our own jobs to do when it comes to everything involved with competition.”

2009 will be a good year for the couple. Kathy recently earned her Top Alcohol Dragster License at Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School in Florida. Kevin has a new 2009 Dale Canister built dragster with an Ohio Crankshaft 615BBC. “It’s almost finished and we plan to fully load it with K&N products including a K&N dragster scoop and air filter assembly,” said Kathy Fisher. “K&N makes great products. We’ve used them for years.”

It was however, a huge jump for Kathy to get that TAD license, because she’s been in the same dragster running mainly 8.90 classes for about five years. Fisher got her license on the first try. “I surprised myself,” she said. “Not everyone gets it the first time.” Fisher posted the fastest and quickest runs of her career the day she successfully completed the requirements for the licensing program.

“It’s different with Top Alcohol,” she said. “It’s all about getting there first. But in Sportsman Class Racing it’s about having that perfect dial-in and the right call at the stripe. In a perfect world I’d run both an 8.90 class and Top Alcohol.”

Frank Hawley signed her first Super Comp license and now his name is on her Top Alcohol license. “Frank is a fantastic teacher and has helped me in more ways than I ever expected,” said Kathy. “I wish all of my teachers in school had been like Frank.”

The couple hopes to race as many NHRA/IHRA Division 3 events as they can for the 2009 season. They also want to run local events in Ohio at National Trail Raceway and Norwalk.

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