Join us in welcoming Ashley Finney as an Official Car Chix Member! Ashley Finney competed and finished in the top 12 of the 2020 Women of Motorsports Contest to earn her spot as Ms. October in the TKO Racing sponsored month of the 2021 Car Chix Calendar.
ASHLEY FINNERY BIO
NICKNAME: Race Mom
PHOTO CREDITS FOR SUBMITTED PHOTOS: Vanessa Catalan
PROFESSION: Facility Manager Quick Clean Sales & Laundry, Owner Rage Therapy LLC
YOUR VEHICLES (in photo): 2017 Mustang GT Convertible
RACING CLASS/TEAM/DIVISION: ¼ Drag Racing, TKO Racing
HOMETOWN: Warsaw Indiana
HOMETRACK: Osceola Dragway
PERSONAL WEBSITE/FANPAGE: TKO Racing on Facebook
ACCOMPLISHMENTS/ACHIEVEMENTS: IHRA Division 5 Track Owner/Operator 2019 & 2020 Runner Up, Mother of IHRA’s 5th ranked Jr Dragster driver
SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Traveling to Memphis for IHRA World Finals of Drag Racing with my son TKO, and watching him compete with the best to finish 5th in the world.
FAVORITE QUOTE/SAYING: I don’t need the story Sweetheart….I just need the money
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH AUTOMOBILES/MOTORSPORTS: My husband has been into racing since he was a teenager and in turn got our son involved. I couldn’t just sit and watch, so I found odd jobs to do at the track and enjoy racing myself.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH AUTOMOBILES/MOTORSPORTS: 15 years
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT AUTOMOBILES/MOTORSPORTS: I love the friendships that have been built through out the years. I love the willingness to help each other out, even if you are competitors. I love to watch car builds progress through the years.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST CAR/RACING/MOTORSPORTS RELATED MEMORY: The three trips to the World Finals of Drag Racing and watching our son progressively get better as a driver. Seeing it all come together for him is awesome! I love it.
WHAT IS YOUR WORST CAR/RACING/MOTORSPORTS RELATED MEMORY: I don’t really have a worst memory.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR NEXT SEASON: Our goal is to finish 1st in the world for the last season TKO will be able to drive his Jr
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES FOR REACHING YOUR GOALS: Battling through the competition to take a track championship in order to qualify for world finals.
ANY BIG MODS OR BUILDS GOING ON DURING THE OFF SEASON: My husbands car and mine will remain the same, we are however making a big change and switching companies for the Jr motor. We have always gone with Blossom Race Engines but are making the move to Craw Race Engines
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER HOBBIES OR PASSIONS: I enjoy doing some photography when I have free time…..which is rare
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP SONGS FOR WHEN YOU ARE DOING CARS THINGS / RACING: I love hard rock or heavy rap, something to hype it up.
IF YOU GOT A MILLION DOLLARS TOMORROW, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT? I would purchase Osceola Dragway first. I would resurface the track, add cement bariers, widen the return road, revamp the concession stand, build some mini storage units and lastly host a Ladies Only Car Chix Race
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BLOGS, WEBSITES OR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES THAT YOU FOLLOW? I love true crime podcasts!
ADVICE TO OTHER WOMEN IN MOTORSPORTS OR WOMEN INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED IN MOTORSPORTS: Don’t let your fear of failure or the unknown keep you from trying drag racing on for size. Start with something small and work your way up to a bigger faster car if that is what you want. If you are comfortable in a street car stay in that.