Some people were born to go fast. Drag racer Nicole Lyons is one of them. Lyons is a serious contender in multiple divisions for the National Hot Rod Association as a pro-stock driver. She is the first African-American woman to compete in the NHRA. On a good day, Lyon flies across the finish line of the quarter-mile in less than five seconds in her pro-mod ’69 Camaro that boasts over 3,000 horsepower. “You’re talking about the fastest motorsport in the world,” she says. “It’s an incredible rush and amazing thing to go that fast.”

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  • Plan B

    She is not the first. “Nitro” Nellie Gaines competed in the 70′s. Over 30 years ago.

  • LyricalTRoc

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  • Jerryjones

    Actually Nicole Lyons is the first to run NHRA Pro Mod, Pro Stock, Top Sportsman, Comp and Nitro Nellie Goins never raced NHRA she raced back in the 70′s in the UDRA and the MIFCA so “Plan B” it pays to know the facts