Audrey Worm, one of the few female owner/drivers in NHRA Top Fuel history, has announced that she will field an all-female-led team in 2020.
Worm, who launched her Top Fuel driving career in late 2017, has hired Ashley Fye as her crew chief for her 2020 season, along with Jenna Drake as the car chief. Fye previously served as a crew chief for Top Fuel racer Scott Palmer while Drake is a former Top Fuel racer and rookie of the year finalist better known to fans as Jenna Haddock during her time behind the wheel in the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
“I am so blessed to have Ashley and Jenna come on board to become part of my Top Fuel crew,” said Worm. “I think it will show young girls that you can do anything you put your mind to if you work hard at it."
Worm also has purchased the dragster formerly driven by Drake during her tenure. The car is an ex-Antron Brown/Don Schumacher Racing chassis.
“I am so blessed to have the support not only friends and family, and my amazing husband Aaron Grant but also from great sponsors. I would like to thank Chip Lofton at Strutmasters.com, William Francis and Kenny from Burromax, Cody from Sisson Engineering, Hap Whitlock from Hi-tech cam, Howie O'Neil, Leonard Long from G-Force Shifters, PennGrade, Duane A. Junker from Gates, Millerweld, Jim Novinger, Carrie Willhoff at Racechick, Jim Michaud, Heidi Jordan and Robert Jordan, all my RACEFAN members, and all the individuals who contributed money for making my dream come true!"
The team has mapped out a nine-race schedule of events on the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour, with more races pending funding from sponsors.
“We plan to run mostly on the East Coast, and have a commitment from our anchor sponsor Strutmasters.com,” Worm said. “I am so excited to own my own team, and can’t wait for the 2020 season, where we hope to show the boys what girl power looks like.”