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11.1.07
Volume 11
  • Megan Tests a  USAR Hooter's Pro Cup Car
  • Megan is invited as VIP at General Electric Safety Week
  • Megan Hosts Second Fundraising Event for the Cincy Cured Foundation
  • Megan is Honored at Fifth Annual Women in The Winner's Circle Event
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." - Gandhi

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Fatheadz - Rico Elmore, founder and CEO of Fatheadz Sunglasses based in Indianapolis, IN. Fatheadz specializes in manufacturing sunglasses that are both functional, yet stylish for plus size heads . Mr. Elmore developed this genius idea while he was in Vegas with his brother. He realized he had lost his glasses while he was walking down the strip and decided to stop at a shop to purchase a new pair. This store had more than three hundred pairs of sun glasses to choose from, but Rico was unable to find even one pair that fit. He felt as if he had such a problem that there must be others who have experienced the same problem or know of someone who has. He then told his brother he was going to start a sunglass company called Fatheadz…and so he did.

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  • Megan tested a USAR Hooters Pro Cup Car owned by Mart Nesbitt of Nesbitt Racing Enterprises, Inc., on July 24, 2007, at Tri-County Speedway near Asheville, North Carolina. Nesbitt Enterprise has a well established record and race team in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series with over fifteen years of racing experience, including numerous championships, races, and pole positions.
This series is a traveling series that has three points divisions within the Eastern Region of the United States. Megan tested a 600 horse power Ford Fusion. This vehicle is equipped with a four speed transmission, V-8 engine, and is capable of speeds of 150 mph.
Mr. Nesbitt, a veteran of the series, is looking to fill the seat vacated by Michelle Thierault, because she has moved into the ARCA Remax Series. He offered this test session to Megan to evaluate her racing abilities and her qualifications for this position. Megan was able to turn a sub seventeen second lap, which was three tenths better than the goal set for her that day by Mr. Nesbitt and Joe Schmalling. Joe Schmalling is a former crew member for Harry Gant Racing in the Winston Cup Series and currently a USAR Hooter's Pro Cup official. Mr. Nesbitt and Mr. Schmalling were very pleased with Megan's performance and are looking forward to working with Megan in the 2008 season.
Megan said, "It was such a great experience for me. The adrenalin and excitement I felt by having the opportunity to test this race car is hard to describe. I would like to thank Joe Schmalling and Mr. Nesbitt for their consideration. All I can say it was awesome and I look forward to working with them in 2008. We have a lot to learn but I'm looking forward to the challenge."
  • Megan was invited for a third season to appear at General Electric. Megan signed autographs and was on site the entire day at the plant for their celebration during safety week. Megan said "I love to visit GE. It is one of my favorite appearances that I do throughout the year. The people there are so nice, encouraging, and supportive regarding my career. I can't thank them enough for their support. As always, keep it safe!!!"
  • Megan hosted the second annual fundraising event for the Cincy Cured Foundation in Cincinnati, Ohio. Megan signed autographs during the event and participated in a live interview where questions were asked with regards to her racing career and her inspirations.
Megan said, "I'm glad to support such a great cause. I want to bring awareness and try to make a difference for others that aren't as fortunate. The things these children suffer with are things which we are fortunate enough to take for granted. My family and I have become personal friends with Toby McQueen and his family and we see the battle that Toby and his family fight everyday. We continue to hope of one day finding a cure for this disease. I am truly proud to be affiliated with this organization and I hope to bring more awareness of the disease."
  • Megan was invited to attend the fifth annual Women in The Winner's Circle Luncheon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. This event is held annually to help raise funds for the Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation (formerly the Lyn St. James Foundation), founded by racing driver and motivational speaker Lyn St. James in 1993.
"Today's racing world is more encouraging for female drivers than when we first held this event in 2003," said St. James, 1992 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year. "More and more, women are receiving opportunities to prove themselves on the track and increasingly, women are rising to higher levels of racing and earning their place on the podium.

"How far we've come in such a short time," added St. James, "and how far we still need to go to receive equal opportunities in the field. At the Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation, we continue to commit resources to training and mentoring drivers as they are starting their journey and throughout their careers."

Co-hosting with St. James was ESPN basketball commentator Nancy Lieberman. Donald Davidson, Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian, was a guest presenter. Committed sponsors included NASCAR, USAC, Indy Racing League/Indy Pro Series, NHRA, Champ Car World Series/Atlantic Series, American Le Mans Series (ALMS), Grand-Am, Racing Limos, and National City Bank.

The day started with a driver's meeting where the agenda for the day was reviewed and the women rehearsed their entrances for the "walk of champions". The drivers where then released for a short period of time to mingle with their guests. Guests included visitors and top executives from some of America's leading companies along with industry leaders such as Mike Helton (NASCAR), Terry Angstadt (Indy Racing League), Roger Bailey (Indy Pro Series), Vicki O'Connor (Champ Car Atlantic Series). The "walk of champions" then took place. Each driver was introduced with a list of his or her career highlights and accomplishments. The drivers were then released for a short lunch break. A catered lunch was served.

Following lunch various awards were given to included journalist/author/racing driver Denise McCluggage, with the Mildred Marcum Pioneer Award and Harold Matthews with the Opportunity Award for his support of mini-sprint racer Brittany Frosh.

After the awards there was a panel discussion with drivers, Sarah Fisher, Jessica Helberg, Erin Crocker, Janet Guthrie and Denise McCluggage. They covered subjects that included valuable advice about what has helped them be successful women in racing, their career advancements and opportunities, and provided encouragement to the other drivers. The day concluded with Lyn St. James thanking the women and executives for attending and wishing everyone a safe racing season.
Megan said, "The Women in The Winner's Circle" is always an event that I look forward to every year. It is an honor to participate in an event where there is such a caliber of talent and it's truly a dream come true to have the opportunity to talk with drivers which have inspired me my entire racing career."
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