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Racing News: Memphis International Raceway Honors Amy Faulk

SEMA Hall of Famer and 1996 Person of the Year Amy Faulk (second from left), received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Memphis International Raceway.

Memphis International Raceway Honors Amy Faulk With Lifetime Achievement Award
In recognition of a successful career spent on track and a lifetime commitment to the advancement of motorsports beyond the track, Memphis International Raceway honors Amy Faulk, Hypertech CEO.

As the first woman to win a sportsman World Championship in drag racing, Faulk ascended to the industry's highest platform. She was the first woman to win NHRA national events in three different categories. Each category required driving skills inherent to their classification.

Her list of accomplishments and accolades includes:

  • 1979 NHRA Super Stock World Champion
  • 1980 Car Craft Magazine Driver of the Year
  • 1996 SEMA Person of the Year
  • 2002 SEMA Hall of Fame inductee
  • 2003 NHRA Division 2 Sportsman Hall of Fame Award (first woman recipient)
  • The first recipient and the inspiration of the NHRA Appreciation Award
  • 2009 NHRA Hall of Fame Recipient

Faulk has served as a champion of the automotive aftermarket Industry. She was a member of the SEMA Board of Directors and was honored in 2009 at the National Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, Kentucky, alongside that year’s Grand Marshall Darrell Gwynn.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. captured his second championship in the NASCAR Nationwide Series last Saturday night.

Stenhouse Jr. Wins Back-to-Back Nationwide Championships
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. captured his second championship in the NASCAR Nationwide Series last Saturday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida.

Stenhouse entered the race 20 points ahead of Elliott Sadler and finished sixth to bring Ford Racing and Roush Fenway Racing their fourth overall Nationwide Championship.

The second consecutive championship served as a final bow for Stenhouse and his Nationwide crew. Stenhouse, who is headed to the Roush Fenway No. 17 Ford in the Sprint Cup series next year, finished the season with six overall wins with his Roush Yates powered FR9 engine.

Jason Johnson brought Roush Yates another championship last weekend in the Lucas Oil ASCS series. Johnson went to Victory Lane on night two of the 45th annual FVP Western World Championships in Peoria, Arizona, to grab his 14th win of the season with his Roush Yates powered Sprint 360 engine.

Jeremy Payne swept the USMTS Winter Nationals in Baytown, Texas, winning last Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, becoming the first driver in 14 years to win all three races. Payne drove his Roush Yates-powered Chevy USMTS engine to his sixth win of the season and the 11th of his USMTS career.