Jasmine Salinas has accomplished the NHRA Prime Gasoline licensing course of and can transfer into the category alongside her father starting in 2024.
Salinas did a number of take a look at classes this season, the primary in March at Wildhorse Move Motorsports Park in Arizona. The 31-year-old earned her license in June at Indianapolis Raceway Park, the place it was signed by Blake Alexander, Antron Brown, Journey Tatum and her father Mike Salinas.
“It’s actually exhausting to place into phrases what it means to say that I’m now formally a Prime Gasoline dragster driver,” Salinas mentioned. “From my first move in Arizona the place it was all about getting the texture of the launch and the ability of my first ‘full pull’ and passes over 313 mph, it’s actually been a singular expertise. Now it’s time to spend as a lot time as attainable the remainder of the 2023 season getting runs and continued testing the place attainable and guaranteeing I’m in the very best bodily and psychological situation attainable when the 2024 season kicks off.”
Salinas will make her Prime Gasoline debut at Gainesville, Florida, March 7-10 with the household staff, Scrappers Racing. A crew chief and staff members for Salinas shall be introduced at a later date.
Scrappers Racing will spend the rest of 2023 acquiring sponsorship for the complete 2024 season.
Salinas strikes into the category from Prime Alcohol Dragster, the place she’s run since 2019 and has 5 victories. Her racing profession started within the Junior Dragster division at 15 years previous, and he or she’s additionally been an important a part of the Scrappers Racing staff working as Floater and Supercharger Assistant in earlier years and at the moment serving as the overall supervisor.
“It’s actually an thrilling time for Scrappers Racing to be increasing to 2 Prime Gasoline dragsters for the 2024 season and particularly having Jasmine behind the wheel of one in every of them,” Mike Salinas mentioned. “Now that we’ve received Jasmine formally licensed, our focus is on sponsorship on the automobiles for 2024. I do know she’s going to make an unimaginable ambassador for the fitting accomplice, and I need to be sure that she has the very best alternatives attainable to not solely compete on the high degree each weekend but in addition improve the game via her work with the fitting companions.”