SUFFOLK, Va. — Addicted to speed, Tia Norfleet is set on becoming the first African-American female to compete in NASCAR.
Her father, Bobby Norfleet, was a protege of African-American NASCAR driver Wendell Scott and has spent most of his career racing in motorcycles, drag cars and stock cars.
Mr Norfleet told Reuters: ‘I have been racing for all of her life and Tia decided a long time ago as a small child that she wanted to race’.
Ms. Norfleet says that although she loves racing, her principle objective is to inspire other young women to follow their own dreams.
Tia Norfleet Aims To Become First Black Female NASCAR Racer
Sat, 21 May 2011 03:13:53 GMT