Young Sisters of Fast Chicks Racing Work Hard for Results in Junior Dragster

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Fast Chicks Racer Emma Ballard thanked Bob Harris of K&N for sponsorship with this hand written letter.
Fast Chicks Racer Emma Ballard thanked Bob Harris of K&N for sponsorship with this hand written letter.

Fast Chicks Racer Arley Ballard also put pencil to paper for K&N.
Fast Chicks Racer Arley Ballard also put pencil to paper for K&N.
All little girls have dreams, some want to be princesses while others want to be queens on the racetrack. Two little girls from Byron, Illinois dreamed of racetracks and fast cars without a fairy godmother. Instead they have a father and mother who taught them hard work pays off.
Fast Chicks Racing Team sisters Arley and Emma Ballard take on competitive Junior Dragster Class
Fast Chicks Racing Team sisters Arley and Emma Ballard take on competitive Junior Dragster Class


Emma Ballard is 13-years-old and her sister, Arley is 8-years-old. They are drag racers and they are Fast Chicks Racing. Emma is starting her fourth season in Junior Dragster and Arley's first race will be at Byron Dragway.

"I used to race motorcycles, but now it's my two girls turn to race," said Mike Ballard. "We took Emma to all the tracks when she was a baby and she could not wait to get in a car. Now Arley is about to hit the tracks and she can't wait."

Emma has finished in the top 10 point standings in her division all three seasons she has raced. "Sponsorship is part of every racing deal," said Ballard. "I asked the girls to help secure sponsorships and they wrote letters to K&N and K&N responded for the 2009 season."
Fast Chicks Racing sisters continue the family tradition of using K&N products
Fast Chicks Racing sisters continue the family tradition of using K&N products


Ballard has used K&N for more than 20 years. "I'm the owner of Fast Chicks Racing, I'm the bank and I'm the teacher," he said. "K&N makes the best filters on the market."

Fast Chicks Racing will try to hit 11 races this season. "It all depends on school and work schedules," said Ballard. "We will definitely hit 9 races. The other part of the deal is Emma and Arley have to keep their grades up and behave and have respect. I know they will because they are good girls."

Mike and his wife Jill are proud parents. "It's hard to put into words how I feel," he said. "The starting line brings out the butterflies, the adrenaline rush and the teary eyes."

The season is just beginning and Fast Chicks Racing is up and coming. They received a write up in their local newspaper and they received a sponsorship from K&N. Maybe they do have a fairy godmother.

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