The Love of the Race

Gear Head Molly Straight / Crafted in Carhartt

Gear Head Molly Straight / Crafted in CarharttGear Head Molly Straight / Crafted in CarharttGear Head Molly Straight / Crafted in CarharttGear Head Molly Straight / Crafted in CarharttvGear Head Molly Straight / Crafted in CarharttGear Head Molly Straight / Crafted in CarharttGear Head Molly Straight / Crafted in CarharttGear Head Molly Straight / Crafted in CarharttGear Head Molly Straight / Crafted in CarharttWhen Molly was around 11 years old, she witnessed her first drag race. What else it like it? The roaring engines and flood of adrenaline are intoxicating, especially for a dauntless young girl who wanted to push the boundaries of adventure. To Molly there was nothing in the world more awesome than the race.

At 13, her brother bought her a street car. Molly poured her heart and soul into it for 5 years. She anxiously awaited the day she’d get her license, like most teenagers do. Perhaps her reasons were different. She wasn’t pining to drive herself to the mall. She longed to show her stuff on the track.

Molly is now a seasoned driver, living to compete and feel the rush that comes every time you let a rip off the line. There are times when guys underestimate her, but she always finds a way to prove she’s more than capable.

Her advice to other young women who also live for the race is to “do it! Just go for it, don’t even hold back. And don’t quit, because quitting lasts forever. If you want it bad enough, you’ll get it. It just takes time, everything good takes time.”