Bunker Hill, Ind. (December 22, 2022) – Bunker Hill Dragstrip, owned by Top Fuel veteran Terry McMillen, is excited to announce the launch of the Brooch Boutique Ladies Only Sportsman Class in 2023.
Brooch Boutique, an online women’s clothing store shipping worldwide, with physical locations in Rochester, Warsaw and Wabash Indiana, is partnering with Bunker Hill Dragstrip, to form the first ever Ladies Only Sportsman Class for the 2023 season. The Brooch Boutique Ladies Only class will compete 4-6 times at select Sportsman Bracket Racing events. A detailed schedule will be released in the near future. While not required, ladies who plan to race this class are encouraged to sign up for points. The 2023 Brooch Boutique Ladies Only points champion will earn a Championship Trophy and a $500 championship bonus.
In 2022 Bunker Hill Dragstrip held a one time Ladies Only race, referred to as the Grocery Getter Race. The idea behind this was to give women, who have never raced before, an opportunity to race their daily driver. Of the 50 ladies who entered the race last year, many had never been down the track before.
“We are so excited to bring the Brooch Boutique Ladies Only class to Bunker Hill”, says Bunker Hill Dragstrip co-owner Cori McMillen. “I was one of the 50 women who raced last year in our Grocery Getter race. Having no experience racing, I felt comfortable racing against other women. After a red light first round, I wanted nothing more than to race again. Thanks to Brooch Boutique I will get that opportunity next season, and with a championship on the line, that is even more exciting.”
Terry McMillen, is equally excited to have the Brooch Boutique Ladies Only Sportsman Class next season. “Not only was it very cool for us guys to watch our wives, moms and sisters race, this series has the potential to get women into racing that might not have otherwise. At the end of the day if everyone is having fun, and we are growing the sport of drag racing it is a win/win situation. The fact that Brooch Boutique wants to be a part of it is awesome. I have no doubt if my wife wins an event all the purse money she gets will be spent shopping for clothes at Brooch Boutique, so I will come out a winner too because she will be spending her money and not mine” jokes McMillen.
While Brooch Boutique owner Abby Warpenburg has never been down the track in a race car, as daughter of NHRA Super Stock racer Tim Lowe, and mother to 2020 Bunker Hill Dragstrip Jr Dragster Champion Chas Warpenburg, she has a love for racing, and is excited for Brooch Boutique to be a part of the ladies only class at Bunker Hill Dragstrip, “I am so excited to have this opportunity to partner with Bunker Hill Dragstrip. Bunkerhill holds a special place in our family’s heart. My dad raced there in the late 60’s and my son has called Bunkerhill home for many summers. The idea to be able to help to bring something new and exciting to our area for women was an easy yes. This will be such an exciting class to watch grow and blossom this year and for the years to come. We are honored to be this year’s sponsor, and we hope to see lots of new faces out on the track. Girl Power!”.
The Ladies Only Sportsman Class will follow traditional Sportsman Class rules. Entry fee, buy back, and payouts will also be the same as the Sportsman Class.
To shop at Brooch Boutique, visit one of their locations in Warsaw, Rochester, or Wabash Indiana or shop online at https://shopbrooch.com/ .