Christy Carlson, GotCone blog contributor and Team Gotcone driver is set to enter her first stage rally event next weekend, Nov. 13, the Rally America Nocona Stomp Rally in Nocona, TX. Christy will be driving a 1992 Nissan Sentra SE-R, that has a long history of rallying, having competed in 20+ rally events. This is the same Sentra SE-R that Christy drove to a 7th place finish, just out of the trophies, at the 2010 SCCA National Rallycross Championships held in Fountain, CO.
Not only does Christy go fast on dirt, but she is fast on tarmac, concrete and asphalt as well. Christy has trophied at the past 2 TireRack SCCA National Solo Championships, taking 3rd in STUL in 2009 and 2nd in STUL this year. She also trophied in 4th place at the 2010 Blytheville SCCA ProSolo and placed 2nd at the 2010 SCCA Southern States Championship/National Tour in Blytheville. Christy is also the Nebraska Region and Midwest Divisional Points Champion for 2010 in her class.
Christy hopes her attempt at stage rally will encourage more women to participate in rally, rallycross and all types of motorsports throughout the country. She encourages as many people as possible to get involved and has served as an instructor at rallycross schools. She is always happy to give ride-alongs to anyone who wants one, particularly women interested in rallycross. “I love seeing a smile on the face of my passenger after going for a run at a rallycross or solo event”, says Christy. “Hopefully that ride is enough to get them to come out again and try it themselves.”
GotCone wishes Christy good luck at her first stage rally event! Look for updates on GotCone.com and Christy Carlson Racing coming soon.