Life in Ingrid SteffensenOCOs New Jersey suburb was safe, comfortable, and predictable. A college professor, wife, and mother of a preadolescent daughter, her carefully cultivated world was comprised of the usual suspects: family, work, book clubs, yoga classes, and date nights. Then, one day?thinking sheOCOd be a good sport and maybe learn something about what made her car-crazed husband tick?she put a helmet on her head, took her Mini Cooper to the racetrack, and learned how to drive it really, really fast. Soon, what began as a whim became a full-blown obsession?and a freeing journey of self-discovery. In the eventful, exhilarating year that followed her first lesson, Steffenson dove head-first into high-performance driving. In the process, she discovered the terrifying and addictive thrill of pushing her limits, learning an entirely new set of skills, and tackling danger head-on?and found that doing so liberated her in a way that she hadnOCOt even known she needed. Fast-paced and fun, qFast Girlq is the quirky, real-life chronicle of how one woman stepped outside her comfort zone, shrugged off the shackles of suburban conformity, and changed her entire perspective on life through the unlikeliest of means: racecar driving.Therea#39;s a pair of guys I encounter from timeto time who come innearly identical white Ford Taurus SHOs.The cars may looka little dorky, but these guys rock. BMW 2002models datebacktothe seventies and are belovedof the track-driving ... but there are also landscapers and contractors, and they all happily mix in their mutual loveofthe internal combustion engine. ... who believes that there are few problems inlife that cannot besolvedbythat magical silverstrip: ODE TO DUCT TAPEanbsp;...
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