It's like I'm a fortune teller and knew where you would go next.
Don't quit your day job just yet. This is the part where I ask you, if you are going to sit there with a straight face, and honestly tell me that you actually believe Brittany, Ashley, and Courtney Force would have rose to their prospective positions in the NHRA, (winning drivers for multi million dollar race teams), if their father was a carpet salesman, instead of the greatest single person in the history of NHRA drag racing?
Who has won 16 Championships in the NHRA, one in the IHRA, and a total of 22 Championships as a car owner. Hell, if you were better looking and more popular, and married one of his daughters, he might have even put you in one of his cars. He did it to Robert Hight.
Like it or not, that's the way NHRA Drag Racing has become. Yeah, it's "real". But it is no longer, "Run what you brung". Like it was in the 60's. Today if you have the money, and the sponsorship, (which very few have), you can drive. If you don't, you can't.... Regardless of how talented you are, or think you are. Just ask Cruz Pedregon how many seasons he sat out solely because he lacked sponsorship..... Not talent. Or Larry Dixon whose career ended abruptly for the same reason.
Frank Hawley taught the Force sisters how to "drive", the same way he taught Angelle, and several other women at his drag racing school. Before she fell into her huge Winston sponsorship that netted her 3 World Pro Stock Motorcycle championships..... That, along with having George Bryce tuning for her.
Look, I'm not taking anything away from these gals. They're all nice, and they deserve what they have achieved. But drag racing isn't NASCAR, Formula 1, or Indy Car. And it never will be. Not when you only have to spend 2 minutes in the car with the engine running. And actually "drive" it for 3 to 4 seconds.....
Not baking in it for 4+ hours in 95 degree heat, and have to worry about drafting, passing, cornering, pit stops, and 39 other cars and drivers out there, who would just love to see you end up as a wet spot on the wall.