Editor’s Note: Although Horsepower & Heels mainly focuses our writing from the woman’s perspective of helping each other, we are always grateful to our male supporters are as well. This guest post comes from Eddie Maloney about his first experience with Women in Racing.
We all ALL Equal
By: Eddie Maloney, Las Vegas
I was raised in central New Jersey by two loving parents who taught me to treat women with respect. My father would take me to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park (Englishtown), where we would watch Bunny Burkett and Shirley Muldowney match race.
Naturally, when it came to racing, respect towards women was not any different. In fact, I lost my first bracket race to a cute female firefighter in November 1998. After she tree’d me and ran dead on the dial, I went to go try and find her in the pits because we were both racing Pontiac Firebirds. I approached her to tell her “good race” and then I asked her out on a date. Well I lost that battle too…
I have personally never known anyone as “unequal”, no matter who they were or where they came from. In racing, we need to support each other for the love of sport. We can still remain competitors and still treat each other with respect. We are ALL equal.