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Female drag racer Shelley Pearson joins Top
The latest driver to join the Top Fuel elite on
the drag racing circuit is Shelley Pearson.
Officially the fastest female in the UK, the
27-year-old has just got her licence so is starting
to drive the fastest category of drag racers,
reaching speeds of more than 300mph and finishing
quarter mile runs in less than five seconds.
The acceleration of the Top Fuel dragsters sees
them reach around 100mph in the first 60ft (18m) of
Newsbeat reporter Hannah Morrison went along to
the Santa Pod Raceway to check out the power of
Shelleys 8,000 horsepower car.
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