I came across this post from Ariel Biggs this morning on Facebook, and it’s a DOOZIE.
A young girl with a dream to become a racecar driver was unbelievably told by her school teacher that it wasn’t acceptable for girls to be racecar drivers.
Hi everyone! Do I have a story for you this morning! This was shared by a friend of mine on Facebook.
Racing is not like many other sports, the cockpit is open to anyone brave enough to take the seat.
One of our young quarter midget girls had an assignment from school to list a personal goal. She chose a goal that would improve her winter and summer racing. The teacher told this young girl it was unacceptable as girls are not race car drivers, and made her do the assignment again. This young girl went home in tears and told her family to sell her car and all her gear as girls didn’t race. This young girl is extremely shy and just got her dreams smashed. Luckily her family finally convinced her that they don’t need to sell her stuff.
So here is what I need you guys to do:
Please share this post and tag all your female drivers. Ask them if they would send a letter of encouragement and maybe a pic of themselves in their race suit with their cars. I would love this young girl to have a scrapbook with proof girls do indeed race.
I would also like you to tag any other oval track promoter or racing series director that you can. I would love nothing better than to see this go viral and hit every oval track, racing series and female driver in America.
Emma deserves to see that she can be anything she desires to be! No teacher has the right to take away a young girl’s passion for anything. This teacher should not even be anywhere near young children, but most especially girls.
Please send your words of encouragement and pictures to:
Rocky Mountain Raceways
Attn: Dan Breach
6555 W 2100 South
West Valley City, UT 84128
I know the oval racing family can give this young girl back her confidence so she will continue to race as long as she desires to do so! No human being should ever have to lose their dream just because of their gender!
UNITE TO SUPPORT EMMA
This is where the power of the internet can be used for so much good. If you are a reader here, then you already know how many women and girls are successful in racing. If you are a reader here, then you already support women in motorsports or are one out there competing.
Let’s help this little girl out. Show her that one person’s outdated beliefs and narrow scope on the world is NOT by what she should judge her future and her dreams.
Horsepower & Heels supports you 100% on chasing your dreams, and we know that you can achieve everything you want through determination and hard work! Don’t let anyone tell you any different. There are thousands of strong, fast and successful girls out there doing just that, and waiting on you to join them!
-From one female racer to another,