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...