300 Miles Per Hour? No Problem!
Sarah Edwards is a former Jet Dragster driver. Yes this is as badass as it sounds! Not only do flames shoot out of the back of the car…. but these cars are propelled by actual JET ENGINES. This allows the vehicle to have a spectacular take off and reach speeds nearing 300 miles per hour!
Not only did Sarah dominate in this sport, but she is a true role model in other aspects of her life. Sarah will be appearing on the new hit show Toymakerz. This show premieres on History and focuses on unique custom builds, hot rods, classic cars, muscle cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Sarah also makes time to inspire the next generation by attending events for young girls and showing them they are #nevertoopretty to accomplish anything!
Read more about Sarah and how she lives the #nevertoopretty movement below!!
1) What does the Never Too Pretty Movement mean to you?
Never Too Pretty means that materialistic items don’t define you. What makes you pretty is internal, not external. Your drive, passion and determination far superseded anything covered in glitter. The Too Pretty movement embraces girls and women to believe in themselves and follow their passions despite obstacles, fear or stereotypes.
2) Why did you want to become a brand ambassador?
It’s important to use the platform you are given and reach as many people [females] as possible and empower them to be confident in their own skin. Wearing my Too Pretty Tank is a small, yet powerful reminder to myself that it doesn’t matter if you are covered in grease or in a fire suit, you are a beautiful badass.
3) How do you "live" the movement of female empowerment?
Living the movement of female empowerment happens both on and off the racetrack. While at the track, I have a quartermile stage to show that women and girls can get out there and compete against the guys, and be successful. But off the race track I get the chance listen to stories of other females and provide inspiration and encourage them to go for the one thing they are passionate about. It’s all about following your dreams.
4) What drives you to show others that women are just as capable as men?
Right now, it is so important to show girls they can be strong and powerful. Strapping into my race car and lining up next to a guy, and then beating him to the finish line is the best visual for women to see that they are just as capable, if not better than the boys! The best part is that the race car has no idea if you are male, female, young or old - together we work as one and get the job done.
5) Have you had any unique challenges as a woman in business, sports, etc?
I have been extremely fortunate that in my world of Drag Racing I have been nothing short of embraced in my ventures. Drag racers are a unique clique of people; comprised of all ages, races, and both genders.
6) Do you have any stories or experiences about having to overcome biases in your life?
Sure, strangers and even close friends have thought all along the way I am nuts to want to put myself in the middle of this fire breathing danger, but at the end of the day they see the passion I have for drag racing and while they still might be a little skeptical they still support me.
7) Please share your best piece of advice for inspiring the next generation:
My best piece of advice I could offer anyone at any age, is to just BE YOU. Have the confidence to be yourself no matter who you are in front of! Being honest, humble and transparent. Tell people what your dreams and goals are in life and don’t stop until you get to where you want to be.