February 27, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
(LOS ANGELES, CA) – National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Drag Racer Nicole Lyons is back in action for the 2008 racing season with a new car and a faster engine. Taking the speedway by storm Lyons will debut her new six second Comp Eliminator/Top Sportsman racecar during the NHRA Lucas Oil Series Division 7 season opener on February 28, 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Racing down the 1/4 mile speedway at over 195 miles per hour, Lyons will also compete in the Comp Eliminator class that is bringing new levels of competition as she is going head to head with all new Pro Stock rookie contenders. “Fans can expect me to be very competitive this season in the POWERade Series too,” said Lyons. “I’m looking to win and continue to move forward towards my goal of becoming a top tier Pro Stock racer.”

What Nicole has that the others do not is perhaps the most important skill that has helped Lyons move through classes so quickly, on her path to achieving her Pro Stock goal. Lyons has the ability to design engines from scratch, allowing her to understand problems with the car while driving. By using this knowledge she can adjust her driving while on the speedway from an engineer’s perspective, which enhances her performance and has resulted in her fast-moving success.

Today, she is keeping her father’s legacy alive by pursuing her racing career while breaking boundaries of being one of the world’s first female African American drag racer in NHRA. Starting out in the Super Street class in 2005 Lyons quickly advanced to Super Gas 2006 then to Super Comp within the same season. Lyons has an in depth knowledge of Chevy engines and muscle cars. Now, Lyons looks forward to the opportunity to compete against other female professional racers like Ashley Force and Erica Enders.

About Nicole Lyons:
Nicole Lyons, 5’6” exotic beauty, has been a part of the National Hot Rod Association since 2005, it was her previous record breaking performance that gained her the membership of NHRA. In her first season, Lyons debuted with a 24-race season and placed as a finalist. When she’s not on the track, Lyons is restoring and enhancing engines in her Cole Muscle Car shop that she owns and operates with her husband Damion Lyons, which was also co-founded by her father Jack Davis. She is also a published poet, black belt wielding kick boxer.

About National Hot Rod Association (NHRA):
National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) was founded by Wally Parks in 1951, NHRA has been dedicated to safety while providing millions of racing fans with The Extreme MotorsportTM: the fastest and most spectacular form of entertainment on wheels. With 80,000 members and more than 35,000 licensed competitors, NHRA is a thriving leader in the world of motorsports. NHRA offers drag racing opportunities for hot rod enthusiasts of all levels, from kids ages 8-17 in the NHRA O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League all the way up to the top of the professional ranks with the organization's $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

For more information on Nicole Lyons or sponsorship questions: