Shirley Muldowney


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Shirley Muldowney born June 19, 1940 in Burlington, Vermont), also known professionally as "Cha Cha" and the "First Lady of Drag Racing", is a pioneer in professional auto racing. She was the first woman to receive a license from the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to drive a Top Fuel dragster. She won the NHRA Top Fuel championship in 1977, 1980 and 1982, becoming the ... more »

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  • ''Drag racing is a sport of egos, and it's all male egos.''
    Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney (b. 1940), U.S. drag racer. As quoted in WomenSports magazine, p. 39 (December 1976). Muldowney was the first licensed...
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