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During her short stint in the NHRA, Michelle Furr has already managed to earn her fair share of victories
During her short stint in the NHRA, Michelle Furr has already managed to earn her fair share of victories
Michelle Furr got a first-hand taste of the excitement that comes with fast cars and screaming engines at the age of 15, when her dad sat down beside her and explained how to do a burnout. The young teenager was immediately "bitten by the bug," and 30-years later is still drag racing.

"My dad was a very good local bracket racer, who never went beyond the IHRA bracket finals," explained Furr. "But I knew, when I was a little girl, I wanted to win a Wally. I only started running NHRA a couple of years ago and am thrilled that we have earned four wallies in that short time. I feel I have found my place."

Referring to what she enjoys most about racing, Furr explained, "My family; it's so great to have that time together at the track without the interruptions of everyday life... I am also very competitive," she continued. "So I love that we worked to build a race team capable of winning races. I love to see that win bulb come on at the end of a run. With the cameras at the two national events down track, my excitement has been dubbed "the happy dance." We celebrate every round win, which is an accomplishment within itself."
Michelle Furr Recently walked away victorious from round 6 of the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, held at Beech Bend Raceway Park, at Bowling Green, Kentucky
Michelle Furr Recently walked away victorious from round 6 of the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, held at Beech Bend Raceway Park, at Bowling Green, Kentucky


Michelle Furr's family recently had ample reason to cheer and she likely honed her dancing skills. And why, might you ask? Furr earned a victory in round six of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Michelle Furr started the morning off with a bang, upon lining up against Mike Holcomb. "The lucky round was round one," she recalled, "when I put a wheel on Holcomb, taking the stripe to go 10.809 to his 10.807. We knew the track was fast, but that was crazy. Reminiscing about the remainder of the race, she continued, "I had a couple of what I call Slow-mo lights where your hands move in slow motion, but I was faster than most of my opponents. So I watched the race play out and I could put my Camaro on a 10.90 after the first round when I needed to.

After taking Holcomb in the first round, Furr began to pick drivers off one-by-one in her quest for the event win. She was lining up against and outperforming fierce competitors, including, Reggie Baudoin, Gaines Hickman, Ed Jirousek and George Maxson.
Michelle Furr is confident that proper maintenance is a key element of her success and is a strong component of using K&N products to keep her engine running contaminant free.
Michelle Furr is confident that proper maintenance is a key element of her success and is a strong component of using K&N products to keep her engine running contaminant free.


Gearing up for the final race of the day, Michelle Furr prepared to go against Damien Hazelton. And when the roaring engines returned to an idle, Michelle Furr had managed to claim the well-deserved victory.

In reference to her final competitor, she said, "We go back to Hot Rod racing in the IHRA. I've always said 10.90 is the toughest racing there is. I'm still growing acquainted with a lot of the drivers who run NHRA," she explained, "which is good for me. I hate to be in the opposing lane of the driver who is considered "the nice guy", and who everybody likes. But I'm working on that. The drivers are awesome though; the lanes are always fun. My husband, Rick, tells me how fast the guys in the other lane is and I do my job."

Michelle Furr was obviously elated with her recent performance as she likely is with every win. However, she is also acutely aware that great driving skills are but one of the elements of constant success. That in mind, she and her crew are strong proponents of proper maintenance and depend upon K&N products to fulfill their filtering needs.

"My husband, Rick, has caught so many small issues with normal maintenance, and in turn, has saved so much in cost and downtime," she ensured. "It's a must for our team. We love the added safety of our K&N carbon fiber scoop and air filter. We find peace of mind that nothing is going down through the carb, and it's amazing that K&N designed a scoop/filter combo that increases your horsepower immediately upon installation.

"We use K&N filters exclusively - on everything from our hot rods to our personal cars. If they make it, we use it. We've used K&N products from the beginning, with the utmost confidence in getting the best possible performance."

Looking to the future, Michelle Furr concluded, "We are heading to Reynolds Georgia for the last Division 2 Lucas Oil event. We'll run Super Street and Super Comp and try to add to our collection. We would like to travel out west, to Vegas or Pomona, at some point in time. But that's just a dream right now. I am working on going to the Million, it's one of those races, where I think I can do well. And I love stepping up against the best drivers."


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