Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Racer Girls in the Pit Crew

NASCAR driver Johanna Long, 18, fresh off a 22nd place finish in the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway - where she had Girl Scouts in her Pit Crew - is setting her sights on competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ next race – the Winstar World Casino 300 at Texas Motor Speedway “under the lights” on Friday, November 5th. Driving the #20 Panhandle Motorsports Toyota Tundra on the track, Johanna is also taking time to make history off the track – hosting the largest gathering of Girl Scouts ever recorded at Texas Motor Speedway on qualifying night. Long will be hosting upwards of 150 Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains in Victory Theater at the Samsung Mobile Infield Media Center on Thursday evening to talk about achieving dreams.

Long will again take select local Girl Scouts as “honorary pit crew” members for the team at the Winstar World Casino 350. Johanna will speak to the girls on Thursday about her journey in motorsports, hard work and determination in whatever they choose to do in life. She will also have her “honorary pit crew” members cross the stage with her at driver introductions. Kudos and Good Luck to Johanna Long - an inspiration to many! Do you know any Girl Scouts interested in race car driving?