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Kirsten van Croonenborgh laughing and sitting in front of dragrace car SuzyQ

KIRSTEN

Being the backup girl for a Nostalgia Funny Car is what dragged me into the colourful world of dragracing back in 2011. It didn’t take really long before I realized I definitely wanted to race myself. In 2013 SuzyQ entered my life and has become a big part of it ever since.

Nowadays I drive and wrench, backing up cars has become something I occasionally do for fun. Having grease up my elbows and black fingernails has proven to be so much more satisfying to me than running around in short skirts and high heeled boots.

My love for Mopar and especially the E-body Barracuda (1970-1974) has always been guiding for my weapon of choice at the track. It’s absolutely true: Mopar or no car!

kirsten

Being the backup girl for a Nostalgia Funny Car is what dragged me into the colourful world of dragracing back in 2011. It didn’t take really long before I realized I definitely wanted to race myself. In 2013 SuzyQ entered my life and has become a big part of it ever since.

Nowadays I drive and wrench, backing up cars has become something I occasionally do for fun. Having grease up my elbows and black fingernails has proven to be so much more satisfying to me than running around in short skirts and high heeled boots.

My love for Mopar and especially the E-body Barracuda (1970-1974) has always been guiding for my weapon of choice at the track. It’s absolutely true: Mopar or no car!

barracuda

1973 Plymouth Barracuda streetcar, one of the Kingston Eight

suzy q

1970 Plymouth Cuda, with special paint and supercharged V8

upcoming event

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DrachtEn internationals


DRACHTEN AIRPORT (NL)`

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KIRSTEN_SUZYQ

It's true, SuzyQ's special paint doesn't make her faster as a racecar, but it certainly makes her look fabulous while doing so! 🔥❤

Back in the roaring seventies a lot of cars in the drag racing scene had amazing special paint. I love pictures and videos from those times gone by, and love to revive them a little bit with my own SuzyQ. Are you a nostalgia fan as well, or do you prefer modern cars better?

Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) definitely had a brilliant way to deliver her lines, and this particular one seemed suitable for SuzyQ in a funny way 🙃
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Merry Christmas to all my friends, sponsors and supporters in every way. I hope you'll have some relaxed days with a lot of joy and laughter, together with your loved ones! 🎄🌟

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Wheels up into the weekend! 🚀 Pictures like this one of SuzyQ launching at one of the French drag race events by the Association Trophée Dragster make me really impatient to get back in my happy seat again.

Also, during this time of the year I miss my favourite Christmas tree! 🚦

Only a few months until our first event and still so much work to do. Am I addicted or just crazy?! 🤪 Please don't answer that question, I think I should be worried about the outcome! 😂

Have a great weekend y'all! 

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KIRSTEN_SUZYQ

It's true, SuzyQ's special paint doesn't make her faster as a racecar, but it certainly makes her look fabulous while doing so! 🔥❤

Back in the roaring seventies a lot of cars in the drag racing scene had amazing special paint. I love pictures and videos from those times gone by, and love to revive them a little bit with my own SuzyQ. Are you a nostalgia fan as well, or do you prefer modern cars better?

Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) definitely had a brilliant way to deliver her lines, and this particular one seemed suitable for SuzyQ in a funny way 🙃
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracing #dragracecar #marilynmonroe #hollywood #hollywoodquote #funny #whysoserious #mopar #cuda #plymouth #moparornocar #femalesinmotorsport #ladydriven #dutchracedriver #dragstrip #track #wideopenthrottle
Merry Christmas to all my friends, sponsors and supporters in every way. I hope you'll have some relaxed days with a lot of joy and laughter, together with your loved ones! 🎄🌟

📸 : @backfiremagazine
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracing #racecardriver #christmas #christmastree #christmasparty #christmaspresents #christmasphotoshoot #santaclaus #santagirl #santaoutfit #merrychristmas #alliwantforchristmasisaracecar
Wheels up into the weekend! 🚀 Pictures like this one of SuzyQ launching at one of the French drag race events by the Association Trophée Dragster make me really impatient to get back in my happy seat again.

Also, during this time of the year I miss my favourite Christmas tree! 🚦

Only a few months until our first event and still so much work to do. Am I addicted or just crazy?! 🤪 Please don't answer that question, I think I should be worried about the outcome! 😂

Have a great weekend y'all! 

📸 : @patweidman
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#suzyqdragracing #launch #wheelsup #wheelie #wheeliebar #fullthrottle #widetires #wideopenthrottle #WOT #dragrace #racers #racecardriver #racecarthings #lights #christmastree #readytorace #womeninmotorsport #nostalgiadragracing #horsepower

SUZYQ DRAGRACING

SUZYQ DRAGRACING

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Suzy Q Dragracing

Drachten Airstrip, the oldest and basically only prepped dragstrip in the Netherlands is now permanently closed for drag racing. The Drachten council has decided to develop the airport and surrounding areas nearby further, without availability for drag race events 💔

It has always been a bit of a struggle to organize race events on an active airstrip (it had to be closed for our race weekends), but the great effort of many enthusiastic people made it possible. I feel very sorry for them, the Dutch drag race fans and obviously also the racers, including myself. I raced both my streetcar Barracuda as well as SuzyQ there.

Many sweet memories were made and at least we'll have those to cherish. But at the same time I can't help but feeling worried about the future of our beloved sport in this rapidly changing world.

What do you think? Will there still be a place for drag racing? Let's talk in the comments, I'm curious to your opinion ⬇️

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Drachten Airstrip, the oldest and basically only prepped dragstrip in the Netherlands is now permanently closed for drag racing. The Drachten council has decided to develop the airport and surrounding areas nearby further, without availability for drag race events 💔

It has always been a bit of a struggle to organize race events on an active airstrip (it had to be closed for our race weekends), but the great effort of many enthusiastic people made it possible. I feel very sorry for them, the Dutch drag race fans and obviously also the racers, including myself. I raced both my streetcar Barracuda as well as SuzyQ there.

Many sweet memories were made and at least well have those to cherish. But at the same time I cant help but feeling worried about the future of our beloved sport in this rapidly changing world.

What do you think? Will there still be a place for drag racing? Lets talk in the comments, Im curious to your opinion ⬇️

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It’s a sad day, we all know trying to establish a new strip is an almost impossible task these days so loosing places that had already been used really hurts

That’s sad news , we had a great time when we were there. It seems to be if it’s not kicking a bag of wind around in your shorts , and shouting at the people in different coloured shirts , nobody else is allowed to have any fun . So use the tracks that are left 🤪 Hope to see you at the pod at some point , we miss you all

Sure hope so. Drag racing seems to be one of the few sports that the majority enjoy and look forward to each and every season.

Makes me wonder if its an inconvenience to the airstrip or if its a green agenda against large engined petrol powered cars. Mmmm, burn those fossils!

Very sad news, I had a great time over there with the funny car in 2012. Friendly people and a great track. It will be greatly missed with many fond memories

Sorry to hear to that Kirsten,I’ve met you at Santa Pod Raceway in the U.K. That is our only drag strip now over here maybe you can come over again to Santa Pod sometime in the future 😀

Such a shame, had the same in the UK with shakey, sad! 🥲

No good news 😭

Kunnen we de straat voor Sixpack niet gaan gebruiken 😋

Sick 🤢 and sad!

Sad news ......ecologic problem ?

That sucks to hear. Dragstrips closing is not a good thing

Lame

das balen ..... kan me niet voorstellen dat er überhaupt een andere lokatie is in NL

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KIRSTEN

After getting involved with dragracing as a back up girl in 2011, I quickly realized I wanted to be a driver instead. In 2013 SuzyQ entered my life and has become a great part of it ever since.

Throughout the seasons I also started to learn everything I can about the mechanical aspect of racing on and off the track, besides my driving duties. Grease up to my elbows and black fingernails have become a rather common state of appearance.

My love for Mopar and especially the E-body Barracuda (1970-1974) has always been guiding for my weapon of choice at the track. It’s absolutely true: Mopar or no car!

barracuda

1973 Plymouth Barracuda streetcar, one of the Kingston Eight

suzyq

1970 Plymouth Cuda, with special paint and blown V8 engine

upcoming event

drachten internationals

[wpcdt-countdown id=”2228″]

10-12 june

Airstrip Drachten (NL)

proud to be supported by

KIRSTEN_SUZYQ

It's true, SuzyQ's special paint doesn't make her faster as a racecar, but it certainly makes her look fabulous while doing so! 🔥❤

Back in the roaring seventies a lot of cars in the drag racing scene had amazing special paint. I love pictures and videos from those times gone by, and love to revive them a little bit with my own SuzyQ. Are you a nostalgia fan as well, or do you prefer modern cars better?

Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) definitely had a brilliant way to deliver her lines, and this particular one seemed suitable for SuzyQ in a funny way 🙃
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracing #dragracecar #marilynmonroe #hollywood #hollywoodquote #funny #whysoserious #mopar #cuda #plymouth #moparornocar #femalesinmotorsport #ladydriven #dutchracedriver #dragstrip #track #wideopenthrottle
Merry Christmas to all my friends, sponsors and supporters in every way. I hope you'll have some relaxed days with a lot of joy and laughter, together with your loved ones! 🎄🌟

📸 : @backfiremagazine
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracing #racecardriver #christmas #christmastree #christmasparty #christmaspresents #christmasphotoshoot #santaclaus #santagirl #santaoutfit #merrychristmas #alliwantforchristmasisaracecar