Fan Fire Up

 

 

During the 2003 NHRA World Finals at Pomona, IRL star, Jaques Lazier stopped by the Frantic Four pit and got a first hand introduction to drag racing and a healthy taste of nitro.

In 2002 Jaques competed in four races for Team Menard before being injured in a two-car accident in April at Nazareth. He suffered a fractured back and missed the remainder of the 2002 season. Short season was highlighted by starting second and finishing second at California. Lost race to Sam Hornish Jr. by .0281 of a second, the fifth-closest finish in IRL IndyCar Series history. Jaques led 45 laps of race, including laps 183-198, before relinquishing lead to Hornish. He returned to an IRL car for first time since his injury for testing Oct.12, 2003 at Kentucky. Jaques is ready for a full season in 2004 with Team Menard.

 

Jaques Lazier

Jaques Lazier with wife Angelique and son Cayden.

 

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Fitted his own fire suit and helmet, Jaques gets fire up instructions from Norm Weekly and Ron Rivero.

 

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Ron starts the engine as Norm supervises the flipping of the mag switch. The starter is activated and the fire breathing hemi comes to life.

 

Jaques Lazier 5

Jaques is in awe over the sheer power of the blown fuel hemi.

 

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The Menard team is going to be very perplexed when Jaques asks for more nitro!

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Another facet of the Frantic 4 program is family involvement. Also at the NHRA Finals Ron Rivero surprised his oldest daughter, Kristi with a fire up. Although she's been around racing her entire life, she'd never actually sat in a running dragster.

 

Suit Up

"Dad" and Uncle Norm get Christie into one of Ron's old firesuits, then go over the car with her.

 

Christie 1

 

Christie 2

Obviously the smile couldn't be wiped off her face, especially when Dad gave her one of the helmets he wore during his driving career.

 

instructions

Uncle Norm shows Kristi where the mag switch and fuel shut off are.

 

Christie 3

 

Christie 4

With the 354 hemi belching 92% nitro, Norm monitors the idle while Kristi enjoys "the ride".

 

Christie 5

Photo says it all!

 


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