While most people enjoyed a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday weekend taking in football games or catching the right deal on items at the local store, New Breed Racing’s Alesi Gerthe was taking another step in her quest to become a professional drag racer by beginning her first experience in the Amalie Oil “InstiGator” Alcohol Funny Car.
Alesi met up with Terry McMillen and Hoosier Thunder Motorsports crew members Tad Heflick and Austin Lambright over the weekend at Tulsa Raceway Park. Alesi, Austin and Tad each took turns in the ‘InstiGator’ under the watchful eye of team owner Terry McMillen.
“When Terry and Rhonda ‘adopted’ Ayrton and I back in the Spring of 2005, they began mentoring and grooming us in all aspects of our racing program with the goal of joining the professional ranks someday,” commented Alesi. “This past weekend I was able to take the next step toward that goal and I am very excited about my future. I feel very blessed and fortunate to have had the opportunity to test in the Amalie Oil ‘InstiGator’, and we wouldnâ€™t be where we are today with our race program without so many people, including our partners, and especially Terry and Rhonda. We couldnâ€™t have picked a better group of people to be associated with and to know they chose us, is definitely an honor. They are committed to bringing up the next generation of driver’s, and I canâ€™t wait for my next opportunity to gain more seat time in the ‘InstiGator’. I haven’t stopped smiling since we left Tulsa,” concluded Alesi.
New Breed Racing is proud to partner with Hoosier Thunder Motorsports, Amalie Oil, NGK Spark Plugs, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, Flatout Gaskets, Vickery’s Speed Shop, Auto Meter Products, Harwood Industries, Biondo Racing Products, and Parsley’s Chicken Express.