Great Weekend For Sarah Fisher & Kenzie Ruston

After many years of trying, Sarah Fisher finally won an Indy Car race yesterday although she was not driving. Ed Carpenter won his first-ever Indy race in the car Sarah and her family own by .0098 seconds over Dario Franchitti at Kentucky Speedway. Sarah has retired from driving (at least temporarily) after getting pregnant then giving birth to her daughter Zoey on September 13th. She raced with the All-Star Sprint Series down here in February many times and I met her for the first time at Volusia… She actually won a pole at Kentucky in 2002, qualified for Indy a few times and even has led a couple of races but this is the first time for her to enjoy victory lane. Couldn’t happen to a nicer person!

Also, Kenzie Ruston became the first female to win a CRA Late Model race of any kind Sunday afternoon when she won the Seal Wrap 100 CRA Super Series event at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. Ruston inherited the lead when Boris Jurkovic ran out of fuel with three laps to go and led Peter Cozzolino, Daniel Hemric, Brian Campbell and Chase Elliott to the checker. You might remember her down in FL the past few years running a Legend Car in the Winternationals… this is her first full year in Late Models and she runs quite a bit at Pensacola… I’ve followed her career mostly because she’s from my home state of Oklahoma…

It was good to see her get a win. She’s not exactly a “high roller” compared to some of the teams she’s running against. As I remember it, she was a decent midget chauffer out in the midwesr in her early racing years.


She sure doesn’t look like that little 16 year old that used to drive the winged sprints at EB and Volusia. I’m glad she’s doing well. billy