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Last night we were invited to attend the Labelle FL cruise in where we able to meet a lot of home town fans. ... See MoreSee Less
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Victoria, interviews Bradenton Motorsports Park's latest 8.90 winner Rilee Scott. Right Trailers, Inc. Right Trailers Motorsports Fusion Coatings Miller Welders Seatinserts.com ... See MoreSee Less
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Our weekend at Bradenton Motorsports Park did not go as well as we thought it would. Friday night ended with a semi final loss. Saturday saw a bright spot with #1 qualifier but then a first round break out loss ended our day. We took Saturday afternoon to make a few changes on the car, those changes were just what we needed in our time run Sunday Victoria landed on the ladder #4 with an .012 reaction time with good numbers off the line. First round she backed off the light and repeated the down track numbers for the win, then second round came and 9 out of 10 races our numbers would have won the round but a better package was put down in the other lane that she could not come around thus ending our weekend. However, heading into Rockingham Div 2 Race this weekend our confidence is high! ... See MoreSee Less
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Victoria learning to enter run data and what it all means. ... See MoreSee Less
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Victoria getting her traveling buddy ready for the weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
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Beginning next Wednesday, Victoria will do a Q&A video answering fans questions. If you have a question or something you want to know about Victoria send a PM and she will answer those questions in her weekly video Q&A. ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday Night at Immokalee Regional Raceway, feeling at home under the lights. ... See MoreSee Less
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Been a long time since we have gone out second round but here's Victoria's reaction to it. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are a little behind on getting videos out, here is a little recap from our win at Gainesville Raceway April 16th.Nic Woods Racing Miller Welders Seatinserts.com ... See MoreSee Less
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Its finally Friday! ... See MoreSee Less
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Where will we be racing at this weekend? ... See MoreSee Less
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Victoria is busy manning the front desk, waiting on Friday to come quickly. ... See MoreSee Less
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Smiling on a Monday, dreaming of race day! ... See MoreSee Less
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8 Minutes with Victoria, how she got her start in Jr's, biggest win to date, where she sees herself in the coming years. Click the YouTube link and like/subscribe to her YouTube channel. youtu.be/AqGmAUw6uW8 ... See MoreSee Less
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We have had a lot to smile about in the month of April. As it comes to a close, our stats are pretty encouraging. Race wins at Immokalee Regional Raceway, Bradenton Motorsports Park, and Gainesville Raceway. Out of seven races entered we are able to celebrate , 3 Final round wins, 1 runner up, 1 semi-final, 1 - 2nd round exit and only one 1st round exit. Just under 2700 miles traveled. As we look forward to the month of May, we hope to keep the momentum going by turning on many more win lights. ... See MoreSee Less
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No racing tonight, raining outside what better time for Shrinky Dinks. ... See MoreSee Less
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With the weather not looking good for the weekend, Bradenton Motorsports Park canceled the points races scheduled for this weekend. Instead of looking for somewhere else to race we decided to stay home and work on the hours of video footage we have. We will also include some behind the scene video. Be on the lookout over the weekend and early next week. ... See MoreSee Less
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Heard about this for awhile now, glad to see it happening. SFG Promotions, Inc.We are proud to announce we will be having JUNIOR DRAGSTERS at all events from now on!! More details to follow 👀#newclass #sfgpromotions #sfg #nextgeneration #juniors ... See MoreSee Less
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Our first round win at the NHRA Div 2 race at Silver Dollar Motorsports Park. ... See MoreSee Less
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Race wins begin with determination and preparation that begins when the trailer door shuts at the track till it opens again at the track. Wins are earned and made in the shop with late nights and early mornings. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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As we pack up to head home and reflect on our weekend. Victoria never ceases to amaze us and those around. While the crew chief was working on some issues she kept giving it her Best. Our NHRA Div 2 run in Reynolds, GA has us still in the hunt. She came back to Gainesville and picked up some points to keep her on the leaderboard there . Next stop…in the shop to make changes and plan to be back to old form for next weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
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We still have something to smile about even though today was not our best day we made it to the final at the NHRA Div 2 Race today at Silver Dollar Motorsports Park in Reynolds GA. Victoria tried to hit the tree a little too hard and went red. We are still learning our Nic Woods Racing engine. Still made 8 finals in a row but ended our win streak. Miller WeldersSeatinserts.comTurn 2 Trailer Curtains & Trailer SkirtsNic Woods RacingRoy Hill's Drag Racing School ... See MoreSee Less
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Semi final run Saturday at Gainesville Raceway. ... See MoreSee Less
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YOUNG RACER IS BURNING UP THE TRACKPILING UP WINS, CHAMPIONSHIPS

Victoria Beaner is a 9-year-old on a mission. She drives a car best described as a small rocket. She is learning to weld. She is a part-time receptionist at her family’s business. She speaks eloquently, thoughtfully, and confidently.

The girl with long red hair and freckles has become the driver to beat most weekends at dragstrips across the country. She climbs into her junior dragster, straps on her helmet, waits for the lights to turn green and powers down the one-eighth mile track in about 10 seconds, hitting speeds over 55 mph. 

How good is she? Consider these stats: 31 wins – 26 in the last 14 months – in just three years of competitive racing. Most of the time, the LaBelle, Fla. resident is beating the boys as few girls compete in any form of racing.

“It is really fun going fast and I really enjoy going on the track and racing,” Victoria said. 

Three years ago, Victoria’s father, Darin, a retired racer himself, took two junior dragsters on a trade, curious as if his daughter would even know what they were or even have the courage to climb in one. He took the two dragsters, made one, and it didn’t take long to learn Victoria’s answer.

“He asked me if I wanted to race, and I thought that was pretty cool, so I said ‘yes,’” Victoria said. “We went out to a local race, and I raced, and I really didn’t want to quit. That first race was amazing, making my first pass.  I wanted to keep racing.” She won that first race against 18-year-olds. She hasn’t looked back, only forward, and getting better. She has made over 700 passes or trips down the track and keeps piling up championships in the 6-to 9-year-old division – or the NHRA’s Div. II Junior Novice Class - at her local tracks in Bradenton and Orlando and around the country.

“I have gained a lot of knowledge in the racing industry since I first started,” Victoria said. “When I was a beginner, I raced the boys and I beat them all. I believe I have earned their respect.”

That knowledge is thanks to her father, who also serves as crew chief. Darin and his wife, Lisa, own Fusion Metalworks in Fort Myers. Victoria gets to experience her dad’s racing background and mechanical expertise each time down the track.

“It brings more fun to the sport because he is the best. He has my car right in tune and does everything perfect,” Victoria said.

But after a trip down the track, Victoria doesn’t sit back and relax until the next race. She helps her dad by cleaning the racer, checking belts and tires. As her dad teaches her to weld, she will be able to fix equipment on the car. Dad is very proud of his young sensation.

“I am more proud of her every day,” Darin said. “It’s who she is becoming. The racing is polishing that. At the end of the day, it is more about her than track performance. Handling the duress, handling the losses, handling it in a professional manner, are both sides of it. But we are prepared to go for the win every round. “ 

At some races, Victoria is almost too good. At a recent “Race of Champions” event in Atlanta, GA., where she was the defending champion, she beat her opponent – off the line – but was too fast across the finish line. She must maintain a preset elapsed time, based on “Dial”. If she exceeds the dial or goes too fast, her opponent can get the win.

Her education on the track is ever evolving, especially after losses. 

“We dissect loses, talk about it all the way home, typically,” Lisa said. “When we go out there, we expect to win.”

Victoria takes all of it in. “I learn from it and that is how I win more races,” Victoria said.

Other racing inspirations for Victoria are her coach, Roy Hill, a Hall of Fame drag racer, and jet car driver Elaine Larsen. “My goal when I get older is to go into Top Fuel (one of drag racing’s top levels),” Victoria said. She wouldn’t mind a pass down the track in a jet dragster as well.

But first, there will be the move up to the 10-12-year-old division of junior dragsters where speeds climb to 75 mph and her passes down the track will be reduced to about eight seconds.

Off the track, Victoria’s education remains a focus. She is excelling academically as well, a grade ahead of most her age, entering the fifth grade in October. She studies virtually with Liberty University Online Academy. 

When not in the car or studying, Victoria, who turns 10 in November, loves to spend time with her German Shepherd, Bella. Her constant companion at the racetrack is a stuffed animal called Teddy.