Rookie A Fuel NHRA drag racer for the
2013 Mello Yellow Season!
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Hometown: Fullerton, CA
It comes as no surprise that Ashley has a
passion and love for drag racing. Watching her
grandpa and father race their dragsters at a young
age sparked something inside of her The
adrenaline and competitive nature of the sport
compelled her to fall in love with drag racing.
Everyone thought she was crazy, bu when her father
Shane asked her if she was interested, Ashley
jumped at the chance to dive right in and drive a
3500 HP Dragster at the age of 16. When all of her
fans ask her if shes scared, her reply is
The only thing Im scared of is
losing a race.
At the young age of 8, Ashley raced in the kids
quad class and placed 1st in her first race for the
division. She has continuously risen up through the
ranks from Juniors to Super Comp. and is currently
racing in the Top Alcohol category at the age of
18. Ashley will be licensing soon in an NHRA
A/Fuel Top Alcohol Dragster, in preparation for the
Lucus Oil 2013 season.
Ashley is looking forwarding to taking it to the
next level of professional racing. As one of the
youngest on the circuit she has a promising future.
Additionally, her natural beauty, dedication for
the sport, sponsors, hard-working spirit and
competitive nature willsurely help her succeed as
an up and coming star of the NHRA.
Currently, Ashley drives her fathers Top
Alcohol Sand Dragster, which she has named
Free Bird. Her career-best pass is 2.55
seconds at 151 mph in only 300 ft. in the sand.
As for her long-term goals, Ashley strives to
become part of the Top Fuel Dragster Class for the
NHRA to fulfill her dreams as a racer.
Ashley Nicole resides in Fullerton, CA with her
parents Shane & Michele and younger sister
Sydney. Her hobbies include going boating out on
the lake, while wakeboarding with her family and
friends. She loves dogs and has 4 of her own:
Riley, Woody, Lily and Bella. She loves to
travel and go snowboarding during the winter
season. Her racing idol is Alexis DeJoria, because
shes an amazing driver and Ashley loves how
open and friendly she is with all her fans and her
competitive spirit to win.
When the first Top Alcohol Dragster
qualifying session of the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello
Drag Racing Series starts at the Winternationals
next week, 19 year old Ashley Sanford hopes to be
one of the drivers shooting for one of 16 spots on
race day. The accomplished sand drag racer and her
family have spent the last few months making sure
everything was in order to make that happen. Now
theres only one thing missing; a license.
Sanford has raced on the sand for ten years,
starting with a quad at age 8 and most recently her
fathers supercharged Top Alcohol Dragster.
She experienced success early, winning her first
race in the kids quad class. As she moved up
through the ranks, she set female records and won
rounds. Ashleys Free Bird TAD
covered the 300-foot sand strip in less than 2.5
seconds at 150+ mph.
2.5 seconds at 150 miles per hour sounds fast
enough, right? Nope. Ashley wanted to move up to
the ultra-competitive NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster
class, trading the blown alcohol motor for a
nitro-injected powerplant and paddle tires for big
Goodyear slicks. It wasnt just an overnight
decision to move up to the sports quickest
and fastest Sportsman class.
Its always been something that
Ive wanted to do, Ashley said.
Its been like a dream of mine. We got
an opportunity last year to buy a car. I said,
Alright, this is going to happen. Im
going to make this happen. Since then
weve been full-force with it. We got our car
and were ready to go.
To earn her TAD license, Ashley must make a
series of runs during the Las Vegas test session
this weekend. She will make short runs to the
various incrementals 60, 330, and 660 feet
before making full quarter-mile runs. A
sub-6 second run is the final requirement. The
cars former owner and driver, Larry Miersch,
will handle the tuning during the licensing
procedures. Though they plan to meet NHRAs
requirements in two days, the group will have other
opportunities before the planned Winternationals
debut, February 14-17.
Ashley will receive primary support from Gelish
Soak-Off Gel Polish, a popular brand of nail
Gelish is a line of nail polish that has
been really popular the last few years. Its
not like regular nail polish. Its made of a
gel material that makes it last longer. In a way we
fit perfectly together because its great for
girls who work hard and are on the go, and
thats exactly what I am. Im always
moving and working around the car. My nails should
be as tough as I am.
Longtime team sponsor Lucas Oil will continue
their relationship with the young Californian as
she makes the transition to asphalt drag racing.
Las Vegas hotels The D and the Golden Gate will
join as sponsors, along with Fullerton, Calif.
restaurants Roscoes Famous Deli and Heroes
Bar & Grill.
Frederosas Team Extreme is a family-owned
A/Fuel Dragster team competing in the NHRA Lucas
Oil Drag Racing Series. 19 year old Ashley Sanford
drives the teams Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish
dragster, tuned by Troy Schweers and Dave
McWilliams. Frederosas Team Extreme crew
Ed, Mike, Jeff, and Dean are assisted
by Larry Miersch and crew: Roy, Jimmy, Rick, and
Victor. The team receives support from Lucas Oil,
Roscoes Famous Deli, Heroes Bar & Grill,
The D Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, and the Golden
Gate Hotel and Casino.
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