Kristal has been involved in racing for many
years. She started out as the crew chief on Mike
Loescher's "all girl pit crew." Up until November
of 1987, Kristal had never raced in actual modified
competition. As the school's first student,
Kristal's first year was an impressive one. Of the
73 races she entered, she had 6 feature wins, 52
top five finishes, 13 heat race wins and was second
in the modified point championship.
The rapid success in her racing career was a
direct result of Mike's coaching. It was at this
point that Mike realized that he had a unique
talent that he needed to share with the racing
public that was hungry for knowledge.
Kristal was the first female on Team Valvoline,
and soon there after became a National Spokesperson
for Champion Spark Plugs. She also recently has
accomplished 3 years marketing and sponsorship for
a short track in Georgia. Because of this
experience Kristal is a race car driver and
promoter rolled into one. Any questions about
sponsorship can be answered by Kristal, as she
considers herself to be knowledgeable in the
"sponsor" hunt and public relations field.
Kristal's main objective in the school is to
record the students lap times and write down
comments to be used by Mike as he's debriefing the
student. The notes are constructive criticism and
meant to point out a students driving "weaknesses".
The time sheets are passed out to each student at
the end of each day.
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