Amy Faulk - 2012 Rodders Reunion Honoree

Local racer Amy Faulk is one of the most accomplished women in drag racing, and she will be the featured honoree at the 2012 Memphis Rodders Reunion.

Amy grew up around cars, and her husband Kenny was a racer who found himself in need of a driver back in the mid-1970's, so he gave his wife an opportunity to get behind the wheel. She instantly took to her new job and never looked back. A key factor to their success, is that they always tried to make sure that they were having fun at the track.

Amy was the first woman to win a NHRA national event in an alcohol dragster, and the first woman to win an NHRA division championship. She was the 1979 NHRA Super Stock World Champion, won recognition as a Car Craft Magazine All-Star driver in 1980, and was a honoree at the 2009 NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green KY. She still competes in active competition to this day with an LS powered Firebird in Stock Eliminator.

She is also an industry insider who has worked behind the scenes with SEMA, and within the high performance industry. She is currently the chief administrative officer at Hypertech, and has served on the SEMA Board of Directors. She was named the SEMA Person of the Year in 1996 and is a member of the SEMA Hall of Fame. Her list of special awards from within the industry is lengthy and well deserved.

So join us at the Al Chymia Shriner's Temple, 5770 Shelby Oaks Drive, in Memphis TN on Thursday, November 15th, for the 2012 edition of the Memphis Rodders Reunion. Tickets will be available in October. Advance ticket orders can be placed on will call. Click this link for complete registration information.

Mark your calendars, and make your plans to be on hand on the third Thursday in November to help us acknowledge Amy's many accomplishments as a driver, and as an industry mover and shaker. We'll have plenty of good grub, a video presentation about Amy's career, and some fine hot rods on display. See you there!