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Drag racer and her Corvette Stingray, 1964

Posted on May 18, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Mrs. David Ranck with her trophy and her winning Corvette Stingray after she took first place on Labor Day 1964 at Mountain Parkway Drag Strip near Clay City. The photo ran with a story in the Sept. 15, 1964, Lexington Leader about women competing in the fast-growing sports of stock car racing and drag racing. Ranck said she “always wanted to try and see what it felt like” to drive a car wide open on a straight stretch. “It was the first time I ever ran,” she said. “I don’t know one thing about what’s in that car.” Herald-Leader file photo

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