ORLANDO, FL – Alesi Gerthe joins Hoosier Thunder Motorsports for the 2007 racing season. She recently completed her licensing in Quick Rod with the Doug Foley Drag Racing School, but a recent visit to the Performance Racing Industry could cause problems for the up and coming teen sensation.
While other beauty pageant winners are having trouble staying out of trouble, this young drag racer just can’t seem to find trouble, although she was asked to leave a PRI party.
When Alesi and parents Lisa and Duane tried to get in a private party, they were turned away, Alesi was no allowed to enter since she was underage, despite her parental escorts. It didn’t take long for word to spread through the drag racing community. McMillen and Doug Foley decided to confront Alesi. After all, the last thing Foley and McMillen wanted was to be associated with one of those cute faces making trouble in the tabloids.
When all the teasing and jesting between the trio was complete, Alesi went back to working the PRI floor, meeting many new potential sponsors for her Quick Rod team. “Alesi is a great kid,” McMillen said. “We just couldn’t resist giving her a hard time. With all the young girls out there making names for themselves in the headlines, it’s really nice have such a quality person like Alesie on our team. A lot of people in Texas know how good this young lady races, everyone will know her racing ability over the next few years.”
Alesi with Antron Brown