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17 Year Old With TT Camaro Competes @ Rocky Mountain Race Week - Day 1!
Alex Taylor is no stranger to the drag strip - and this is no different! You’ve all seen her on Drag Week, and now on Bangshift’s Rocky Mountain Race Week! Alex spent her first day learning the car in altitude and beginning her hunt for an 8-second pass! Follow Alex this week as we watch her progress through the ranks to hopefully reach her goal! --------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------- 1320Video Gear ► Facebook ► Instagram ► Twitter ► Submit your video to us ►

2014 was an impressive rookie year for 16 year old Taylor Hanus behind the wheel of her grandfather Jack Van De Voorde’s 496ci Super Pro ’69 Camaro… Ever since Taylor was a little girl she preferred toy cars over dolls. Years of sitting in the stands with her late grandmother Mary, watching her grandfather “Papa Jack” and other family members race was surely a factor. She recalls sitting for hours betting with grandma and picking her favorite color car to win. Years later towards the end of the racing season, Taylor almost 14 now, was taken by her grandparents to see her first Jr. dragster race where she was able to sit in a few Jr. dragsters cockpits and dream what it would be like to race one. That dream started to become a reality with a surprise on Taylor’s 14th birthday in December. Papa Jack and Taylor’s father Charlie surprised Taylor with a gift to an all day Jr. dragster lesson in February at Doug Foley’s Drag Racing School in Florida! Taylor will never forget the valuable lessons taught and most of all learning to drive Doug Foley’s sons Jr. Dragster! Next up was purchasing a 7.90 Jr. dragster for Taylor. She then competed for two years with the Jr. dragster learning to cut a light and be consistent in everything she did. But now having being bit by the racing bug, she had an itch for “Papa Jack’s Camaro which he hadn’t raced personally since 2010. With Taylor now 16 years old, the decision was made to move up and race the Camaro! Under the watchful eye and guidance of Papa Jack who himself had been racing competitively since the ‘60’s, Taylor was given the opportunity to become the youngest driver in the Super Pro class at her home track Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. Taylor had a remarkable rookie year running consistent 10’s and by the end of the season had set her personal best of 9.04@148.05mph! She was known for her perfect burnouts and reaction times that left even the seasoned racers in awe! As the 2015 season is near,Taylor now 17 years old, looks to get into the 8’s and dedicates the upcoming season to her beloved grandmother Mary who recently passed away. Mary along with her husband Jack were with Taylor at every race and she will be greatly missed cheering on Taylor but still will be there in spirit.

It's been quite the weekend for 25 year old Nicole Priola. Nicole, made the 6 hour trip up from Ohio to celebrate her mother Mary's birthday friday and as a racing family they were all on board to take Nicole's '67 RS Camaro to RT66 to test out the newly installed air shifter that night. Unfortunately the rains came without a single run for Nicole. So saturday Nicole and her father Joe attended the grudge racing Kots event in wisconsin. Sunday came fast and knowing she faced the long drive home Nicole was determined to run her car before she left. So they packed everything up and headed to Byron Dragway. As the say, the rest is history! Nicole piloted her 3300lb, street legal,'67 RS Camaro, powered by a F1X ProCharged, 400ci SBC, FuelTech EFI system, AFR 23 degree heads, 9.5:1 compression built by Nicole's father Joe to her best pass ever of 7.66@180.21 mph! Nicole would like to thank her boyfriend Mikey Rees for tuning the car, her Mom & Dad for the opportunity, ProCharger, Byron Dragway and owner BJ Vangsness for giving her a killer track to run on and MDRA for letting her run behind their class today. She also wants to thank everyone who has cheered Team Priola on! Shot at Byron Dragway 9-13-15

18 year old Alex Taylor competing in the '15 Hot Rod Drag Week at Cordova lays down a 8.94@157.17mph with her Twin turbo Holley EFI LS2 '68 SS Camaro in the St. Race Sm Blk Power Adder Class. After the 8.94 run Alex experienced a power loss in her next pass and troubleshooting in the pits led to what sounded like an Exhaust leak. It was impressive to watch her work on the car and get it ready for the next day at Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, IL for Day 5 Finals of the '15 Hot Rod Drag Week.