Central City, KY
The father and daughter racing team of Lynn and Madison Ellison have been in a world wind of activities in the first quarter of the 2017 racing season.
Rain...mainly Rain has been the key word, but the sun has shone long enough to produce some really bright spots!
Bright spot number 1 - WOMEN ROCK!
Women Rock is an exceptional non-profit organization that helps Women coping with breast cancer. The group’s entire effort is to provide caring help to those most in need. You can even give directly to women on their website www.womenrockinc.org. Women Rock based out of Texas saw the opportunity to reach more people and impact more lives with Madison Ellison and so far the smiles and stories have proved everyone right!
Madison Ellison's Women Rock Top Dragster
Bright Spot Number 2 - Winning!!!
After some early success this season, but nothing notable, thunder struck and another Wally finds the mantle of the Ellison home. The Ellison's home track is “Historic” Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, KY and the biggest race of the year there is the Jeg's SPORTSnationals during Memorial Day weekend.
The weekend is special as a lot of family, friends and fans that don't normally get to see the 6.xx second 200 mph plus cars blast down the quarter mile very often.
Another special reason was old Lynn “Pirate” Ellison was turning 50 soon. A surprise birthday party was thrown and WOW was it a blast. Over 100 people showed up to wish an old Pirate happy half century.
Lynn Ellison's 50th Birthday celebration
The party was great Saturday night but it was time to get on the track! Madison's new Women Rock car was flying and qualified 7th at a stellar, 6.30@215!!! Wow! Lynn was right behind his daughter in the 8th spot at 6.31@215, as the Ellisons had their cars rocking!!!
Well as night fall fell a few cars were left standing and the Pirate was right in the thick of things. Some of the best racers in the country were racing hard, but the winner’s circle this night belonged to the Pirate!
Lynn Ellison wins his 8th NHRA National Event in 3 different categories out of 12 final round appearances.
With no rest for the wicked the Ellison team is recharged, regrouped and reloaded for the "Burndown at Sundown" this weekend in Joliet, IL at Chicagoland Dragway, a place where Ellison has struck gold before winning 3 times at the fabled facility.
Cool Hardware from Memorial Day weekend 2017