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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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