A Closer Look at the Ladies Race at Speedway 95 

Every Wednesday night at Speedway 95 in Hermon, one of the more popular events is the Ladies Series Race. While female drivers are outnumbered by male drivers by a pretty big margin, the ladies race is growing. Prescott Rossi has more.Becky Elston – CarmelMy uncle started racing modifieds and then he got done and then my dad started racing in ’91 and I’ve been coming ever since I was born.It’s that lifelong love of racing that brings these drivers back to Speedway 95. The ladies race on Wednesday brings women drivers to a sport dominated by men. Rhonda Wilbur is the two time defending champion of the Ladies Class.Rhonda Wilbur – Ladies Class Points LeaderWe pretty much do it for fun. I suppose there can be tension but we try to keep it fun and friendly environmentBy getting on the track, these drivers get better and now battle it out with the men,Chelsea Young – WinterportI think that girls should do it not totally in the ladies class because I don’t always race in the ladies class. At Wiscasset, I race with the men so I think every girl should go out and do it.They’d like to see more female drivers at Speedway 95 on Wednesdays.Amanda Batchelder – FairfieldA lot of the cars don’t require a lot of money, it’s just an all around fun sport. Come out and race with us and have fun.And the appeal is pretty simple.It’s nice to see girls come in and just dominate.In Hermon, Prescott Rossi WABI TV 5 Sports.