- 2004 L.A.W. Jr Dragster -

Owner & Chassis Builder: Skeeter's Performance Fabrication/L.A. Welding

Driver: Laura (Boo) Ashworth

Crew Chief: Christy (Dee Dee) Ashworth

~ Blossom Racing 3-1/2' bore Alcohol engine, billet crank, Cam, rod, head.... well, just about everything ~

~ Rhino block, Mikuni 42 mm Carb, Polar Clutch assy ~

~ Craig Blossom builds with quality, can't say enough about his workmanship and detail ~

~ Chassis: L.A.W. fabricated from 4130 tubing (originally a Jegs, re-used the body and streering wheel) completely re-done ~

~ Smooth Yellow Paint with Gold Pearl Overlay By Jeff Buchholz (Way cool) ~

~ Douglas Aluminum Wheels - M.T. Slicks / J.R. billet front wheels (Thanks Tommy G) ~

~ JR Racing Rack & Pinion / MP Brakes / Digitron Digital Display-Data Logger~

Thanks to our Sponsers

~ Our best support, God who makes it all possible and keeps my "baby" safe when she's racing ~

~ Skeeter's Performance Fabrication / L.A. Welding ~

~ The Distribution Center (Mr. P.C. Albert) ~

~ John M. Ellsworth Co. (Mr. John Ellsworth) ~

~ Reich Tool & Design (Mr. Fritz Reich) ~

~ Amundson Insulation (Mr. Keith Amundson) ~

~ The Scudder Family (Charles, Diane and Charles) ~

~ Professional Machine & Tool (Mike Weber) ~

~ St. Peter Immanuel - Middle School Teachers ~

~ Craig Loiselle (Friend, fabrication & Crew) ~

~ CSE & Associates (Rich Wyker) ~

~ Jeffer's Custom Paint (Jeff Buchholz) ~

~ B.J. (dude) Kernats (the girls loving brother) ~

~ Rickey (Ciminon graham cracker) Roach ~

~ Jason Perkins (F.M. Industries)~

~ Rob (wish I could paint) Langhoff ~

~ The 62 Bubble Top (Mr. Carl Ahrens) ~

~ Thanks to Carrie @ Letters & Signs for the graphics ~

~ and Christy's BF Eric for the cool trailer decals of the racecar ~

~ Mom, (my wonderful wife) who organizes everything for race day and feeds us while at the track ~

~ (could "never" do it without her help) ~

~ Christy (Crew Chief) & Shadow (dumb "really fat" cat) ~

~ Dad, Who pays the bills (maybe a little welding, setup or ?????) ~


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~ This is the new engine, it ran 7:834 @ 83.97 mph on it's first run with 45 lbs added ~

~ It is a 3-1/2" Bore Blossom Racing Engine with a Polar Clutch ~

~ Old combo (small Briggs Raptor alcohol engine) ran a best 10:87 ~

~ Her first engine ran 14:50 @ something really slow :o) ~

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~ I think it's working well, she has great driving ability and reaction times ~

~ Yes, she always smiles when she can drive her dragster! ~

~ And even more when she wins ~

~ Ya think she would smile like this driving my 57???? ~

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~ Laura worked hard to help rebuild the car in early 2004 ~

~ She is also responsible for between race maintenance! ~

~ Christy is responsible for driver prep and safety, dial in and towing at the track ~

~ Her brother, B.J. helps with every thing from loading, dial-in, towing and just about anything else ~

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This is the chassis after some updates, the rear section will see changes again this winter (winter of 06-07)

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Her reaction time and hard work payed off, She did very well her first year!

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~ This picture is from June 2006, check out the tire wrinkle from the launch ~

~ 2006 Laura finished 6th of 46 on the list ~

~ As of July 1st 2006 she is 8th in points (PRAYERS and some luck always help) ~

~ 2005 she finished 13th of 52 on the list ~

~ she was up to 3rd before the engine change and finished 13th, takes time to get it setup correctly ~

~ 2004 she finished 24th out of 51 on the list ~

~ She is a great daughter with strong morals and very good in school (doesn't get any better) ~

~ Laura (Boo) and her "Crew Chief" (DeeDee) make a great team (in  many ways) ~

~ I have to keep her in this car as long as I can, she keeps doing burnouts with my Extreme :o) ~

~ I suppose the "57" is next on her list, OMG ~

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~ She even had it in the world of wheels and placed second in her class ~

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~ Here's the group on race day in July taking a break between rounds  ~

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~ The look of determination and concentration, sitting there waiting for the next round ~

~Want to see her make a pass in the dragster? use the links below ~

Click for video 1

Click for video 2

UPDATE - 8/19/2006 - Boo wins her first points race - puts her into 5th (tie) place

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She was so happy when I went to tow her back, she said she screamed when she saw the win light

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This is Boo with her good friend Kimberly, they are kind of crazy when they are together :o) (8/19/2006)

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Ths pic was sent by Chris Contesso to Laura after Saturday's race (he is tied with laura in points along with Kelly Prevo) (8/19/2006)

You should see these kids race, they cut better lights than most adults.... with their feet not a button.... awsome!

THE FINAL STANDINGS of 2006 - JUNIOR PRO

1. 3748 Pat Pollich Waukesha, WI 270
2. 5008 Amanda Meyer N. Aurora, IL 240
3. 1689 Greg Barforth Waterford, WI 230
4. 5426 Russel Hucker JR Mchenry, IL 220
5. 5741 Christopher Contesso Crystal Lake, IL 210
6. 3215 Jennfier Mortensen Bolingbrook, IL 180
6. 505 Kelley Prevo Mundelein,IL 180
6. 5864 Laura Ashworth Milwaukee, WI 180
9. 4616 Kimberly Gerlach Milwaukee, WI 170
10. 3597 Austin Fernstrum Menominee, WI 160
11. 5981 Austin Hill Milwukee, WI 150
12. 33 Stephanie Corcillius Lake Villa, IL 150
12. 330 Nate Degenova Schaumburg, IL 150
12. 3906 Rebecca Hurley Chicago, IL 150
15. 3881 Sara Pare Muskego,WI 140
15. 321 Gianni Scarcello Hales Corners, WI 140
17. 3258 Brad Mortensen Bolingbrook, IL 130
17. 1500 Kayla Butterfield Dousman, WI 130
19. 4607 Adam Schrubbe Wauwaosa, WI 120
19. 5487 Alecander Oppen Kenosha, WI 120
20. 3107 Jonathon McCorkle New Lenox, IL 110
21. 3338 Max Lerner 100
21. 3213 Joey "cutie" Alexander Glenn Ellyn, IL 100
21. 3217 Heather Alexander Villa Park, IL 100
24. 1251 Justin Gort Ingleside, IL 90
24. 3030 Jaime Schwantes Pardeeville,WI 90
26. 3046 Jessica McCorkle New Lenox, IL 70
26. 3095 David Fanke Bristol, WI 70
28. 88 Matthem Hunsinger 60
29. 3122 Matt Sackman 50
29. 536 Robert Varela Des Plains, WI 50
30. 3868 Sonya Shosie Powers Lake, WI 40
31. 3918 Corbin Mehrbrodt Bolingbrook, IL 30
31. 888 Raquel Eisman Hartford, WI 30
31. 3948 Dane Kilpatrick Dousman, WI 30
31. 7591 John Bailey Sun Prairie, WI 30
31. 3085 Mike Nolan Alsip, IL 30
31. 3470 Aaron Wefler Hobart, IN 30
39. 15 Austin Hannah East Troy, WI 20
39.M1008 Samantha McDonald Glendale Heights, IL 20
39. 4270 Nick Trempala Milwaukee, WI 20
39. 3741 Not On File 20
39. 342 Josh Bixler Gurnee, IL 20
39. 3037 Weston Orendorff Altoona, WI 20
39. JR15 Andy Pozolinski Winneconne, WI 20
46. 3243 Nichole Medeisis Bridgeview, IL 10
46. 21 Not On File 10
46. JR13 Kristina & Kyle Riederer Green Bay, WI 10

2007 Great Lakes Dragaway J.R. Dragster Schedule

April 21 - 9am till 3pm
April 28 - 9am till 3pm
May 12 - 9am till 3pm
June 2 - 9am till 3pm
June 9 - 9am till 3pm
June 30 - 9am till 3pm
July 21 - 9am till 3pm
July 28 - 9am till 3pm
August 18 - 9am till 3pm
September 22 - 9am till 3pm
October 6 - 9am till 3pm

"THANKS AGAIN" to all our Sponsers who help make it all happen

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