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Southern charm and skills to back it up. Meet South Carolina native Samantha Hollingsworth and check out how she's starting to tear up the 1/8 mile drag scene, as we "Step in the Garage" for a quick one-on-one.
Name: Samantha "Mamp" Hollingsworth
Location: Greenwood, SC
SG: So how was it that you first got into racing?
Samantha: I grew up with my dad, brother and grandpa who all raced. When I was 10, my brother talked me into racing junior dragsters in his car so he could get a newer one! From there it was history.
SG: So after taking over your brothers JR. Dragster, what was next?.
Samantha: I moved to a Spitzer junior. Dragster followed by several halfscale junior. dragsters.
SG: You raced Jr.’s quite a bit, did you end up with any wins?
Samantha: Yes, I was very fortunate in junior dragsters. I won many, many races including the 8 Ironman, a local track championship, two entries at the IHRA World Finals in 2015, & the Bristol 330 Outlaw Champ in 2015.
SG: Now what’s your current race car?
Samantha: Right now, I currently race a 2000, Chevy S10 truck.
SG: How did you end up with that vehicle?
Samantha: I bought it February 14, of 2016 as just a stock S10 with a blown motor. It started out as a project, but ended up completely building it to be a race truck.
SG: What did you end up doing to it?
Samanttha: It was converted to the drag race truck by “Hipster Racecars” out of Summerville, SC - along with help by my dad, papa, close family and friend. It’s powered by a Chevy 383 C.I. stroker motor, also has a fully caged chassis, racing suspension and drag slicks.
SG: Nice! Where do you usually race it?
Samantha: All over! I race it at several tracks in the northern and southern East Coast and in the Midwest. But my local track is the Carolina Dragway.
SG: How is it running so far?
Samantha: Great! My best experience was finally getting to race the truck for the first time after taking a year & a half to complete -- & seeing all the hardwork pay off. And so far I’ve ran a 6.60 trap time in the 1/8th mile at 100mph!
SG: What is your future plans; modifications, or events in you plan to do?
Samantha: I’m planning to go to more of the big money bracket races next year!
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