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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)`

proud to be supported by

KIRSTEN_SUZYQ

My race suit has always been way too large, even though both jacket and pants are size Small 😅 When I purchased this DJ Safety suit during a visit to Bakersfield in March 2013, it was the smallest one available at the Good Vibrations racing shop. I didn't mind back then and still don't give a single care about it nowadays. That suit is for safety purposes, not for fashion. Period.

The piano suspenders were a gift from my sweetest aunt. They prevent showing off my underwear while walking around in the pits due to my pants being down on my ankles. So yes, quite necessary, I would say 🙃 

In my previous post I mentioned that my good old Simpson helmet is going to retire. And together with that, I will retire this two piece suit as well for something even better. But you know what? Even though I never played a single note on a piano, I'm really going to miss those suspenders! 🎹
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#suzyqdragracing #firesuit #racesuit #nomex #sfi #simpsonracing #djsafety #safetyfirst #suspenders #dragrace #racecar #racers #femaledriven #moparpower #v8power #440wedge
"I'm faster than you on those roller skates!" whispered Bad Habit... Sounds pretty right to me, I wouldn't like racing against it! 😉🛼

Somehow I managed to forget this picture in my last post. I think it deserves a place here too though 😊

📸 : @backfiremagazine / MotionBlur
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracing #racer #becauseracecar #dragster #altered #seventies #nostalgiacar #hotrod #rollerskates #rollerskategirl #widetires #slicks #racecarthings #badhabit
Life is better with a coffee in my hand, especially when I'm figuring out something I never did before. More specifically: How to build a website using Wordpress? 🧐☕

And all of sudden, things actually work! So here it is: www.suzyqdragracing.com A place where you can read about SuzyQ, her driver and our adventures together 🏁

Please have a look (the link is in my bio ⬆️) and let me know how you feel about it in the comments! Are there any topics you would like to read more about? And don't forget: every opinion is a good one, I'm here to learn! 😊
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#suzyqdragracing #website #wordpress #webdesign #rookie #onwardsandupwards #dragracing #racer #becauseracecar #girlslovecarstoo #moparornocar #plymouthcuda #nostalgiadragracing
Wheels up into the weekend! 🥳 I'm writing this while I'm waiting to get on the ferry to one of the Dutch islands, Texel. My Malinois Dexter is with me, we'll have a full weekend of Search & Rescue training together. Waiting for a ferry actually feels like going racing, so it's a nice déjà vu feeling!

What are your plans for the upcoming weekend? Have a great one! 😊

📸 : @pudgeyspictures at @santapodraceway
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracer #racecar #TGIF #weekend #weekendvibes #dragstrip #santapodraceway #moparpower #plymouthcuda #wheelsup #wheelie #wheeliebar #widetires
A little update! Chris Alston Chassisworks kept their promise to try and produce SuzyQ's new rear clip as quickly as possible. It's now waiting to be loaded in our next sea container to make its way from the States 🇺🇲 to the Netherlands! 🇳🇱

Fingers crossed that this time everything will arrive safe and sound, my team and I can hardly wait to get the work started! 😄
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#suzyqdragracing #girlswhorace #girlswhowrench #dragrace #becauseracecar #bandjtransmission #3speed #newseason #womeninmotorsport #racer #raceteam #moparpower #cuda #specialpaint

KIRSTEN_SUZYQ

My race suit has always been way too large, even though both jacket and pants are size Small 😅 When I purchased this DJ Safety suit during a visit to Bakersfield in March 2013, it was the smallest one available at the Good Vibrations racing shop. I didn't mind back then and still don't give a single care about it nowadays. That suit is for safety purposes, not for fashion. Period.

The piano suspenders were a gift from my sweetest aunt. They prevent showing off my underwear while walking around in the pits due to my pants being down on my ankles. So yes, quite necessary, I would say 🙃 

In my previous post I mentioned that my good old Simpson helmet is going to retire. And together with that, I will retire this two piece suit as well for something even better. But you know what? Even though I never played a single note on a piano, I'm really going to miss those suspenders! 🎹
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#suzyqdragracing #firesuit #racesuit #nomex #sfi #simpsonracing #djsafety #safetyfirst #suspenders #dragrace #racecar #racers #femaledriven #moparpower #v8power #440wedge
"I'm faster than you on those roller skates!" whispered Bad Habit... Sounds pretty right to me, I wouldn't like racing against it! 😉🛼

Somehow I managed to forget this picture in my last post. I think it deserves a place here too though 😊

📸 : @backfiremagazine / MotionBlur
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracing #racer #becauseracecar #dragster #altered #seventies #nostalgiacar #hotrod #rollerskates #rollerskategirl #widetires #slicks #racecarthings #badhabit
Life is better with a coffee in my hand, especially when I'm figuring out something I never did before. More specifically: How to build a website using Wordpress? 🧐☕

And all of sudden, things actually work! So here it is: www.suzyqdragracing.com A place where you can read about SuzyQ, her driver and our adventures together 🏁

Please have a look (the link is in my bio ⬆️) and let me know how you feel about it in the comments! Are there any topics you would like to read more about? And don't forget: every opinion is a good one, I'm here to learn! 😊
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#suzyqdragracing #website #wordpress #webdesign #rookie #onwardsandupwards #dragracing #racer #becauseracecar #girlslovecarstoo #moparornocar #plymouthcuda #nostalgiadragracing
Wheels up into the weekend! 🥳 I'm writing this while I'm waiting to get on the ferry to one of the Dutch islands, Texel. My Malinois Dexter is with me, we'll have a full weekend of Search & Rescue training together. Waiting for a ferry actually feels like going racing, so it's a nice déjà vu feeling!

What are your plans for the upcoming weekend? Have a great one! 😊

📸 : @pudgeyspictures at @santapodraceway
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracer #racecar #TGIF #weekend #weekendvibes #dragstrip #santapodraceway #moparpower #plymouthcuda #wheelsup #wheelie #wheeliebar #widetires
A little update! Chris Alston Chassisworks kept their promise to try and produce SuzyQ's new rear clip as quickly as possible. It's now waiting to be loaded in our next sea container to make its way from the States 🇺🇲 to the Netherlands! 🇳🇱

Fingers crossed that this time everything will arrive safe and sound, my team and I can hardly wait to get the work started! 😄
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#suzyqdragracing #girlswhorace #girlswhowrench #dragrace #becauseracecar #bandjtransmission #3speed #newseason #womeninmotorsport #racer #raceteam #moparpower #cuda #specialpaint

SUZYQ DRAGRACING

SUZYQ DRAGRACING

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4 days ago
Suzy Q Dragracing

Stand21 Saturday! Here's my new helmet, from Stand 21 Racewear and Stand21 Benelux 🏁 I still have to install the straps for my Hybrid device and add a chin strap, but I love the carbon look and the fit is amazing! 🤩

My cochlear implant means I have an implanted receiver on the left side of my head. When I felt that receiver under my skin for the first time after surgery, I felt like a true cyborg 🦾

Unfortunately my previous helmet wasn't adjusted to this "bump" on my head, creating a pretty painful spot almost immediately after putting my helmet on. I never thought much of it, the helmet was safe and that was enough for me.

For this new helmet, Stand21 Benelux offered to make a custom adjustment to the inner lining, creating just enough space for the receiver to avoid painful pressure without decreasing the helmet's integrity and safety. I can already tell you this is going to be such a huge improvement, I love it! 😊 Swipe for details ➡️

Counting down to the next season, the first time I'll put this helmet to work will be May 2023 🙋🏼‍♀️

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Kirsten
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Stand21 Saturday! Heres my new helmet, from Stand 21 Racewear  and Stand21 Benelux  🏁 I still have to install the straps for my Hybrid device and add a chin strap, but I love the carbon look and the fit is amazing! 🤩

My cochlear implant means I have an implanted receiver on the left side of my head. When I felt that receiver under my skin for the first time after surgery, I felt like a true cyborg 🦾 

Unfortunately my previous helmet wasnt adjusted to this bump on my head, creating a pretty painful spot almost immediately after putting my helmet on. I never thought much of it, the helmet was safe and that was enough for me. 

For this new helmet, Stand21 Benelux offered to make a custom adjustment to the inner lining, creating just enough space for the receiver to avoid painful pressure without decreasing the helmets integrity and safety. I can already tell you this is going to be such a huge improvement, I love it! 😊 Swipe for details ➡️

Counting down to the next season, the first time Ill put this helmet to work will be May 2023 🙋🏼‍♀️

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Brilliant result! It’s great to know that there are companies who can cater for your every need in racing x 😎

That is awesome Kirsten! Good for you.

Great racer lovely lady

Looks the business that .xx

Hopefully see you at Santa pod next year.

Looking good hunni ❤️

Ce nouveau confort va te faire gagner quelques centièmes mais encore plus de plaisir à faire les runs

Allways nice to have these kind of partners.

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the french touch 🤘🤘🤘

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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

My race suit has always been way too large, even though both jacket and pants are size Small 😅 When I purchased this DJ Safety suit during a visit to Bakersfield in March 2013, it was the smallest one available at the Good Vibrations racing shop. I didn't mind back then and still don't give a single care about it nowadays. That suit is for safety purposes, not for fashion. Period.

The piano suspenders were a gift from my sweetest aunt. They prevent showing off my underwear while walking around in the pits due to my pants being down on my ankles. So yes, quite necessary, I would say 🙃 

In my previous post I mentioned that my good old Simpson helmet is going to retire. And together with that, I will retire this two piece suit as well for something even better. But you know what? Even though I never played a single note on a piano, I'm really going to miss those suspenders! 🎹
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#suzyqdragracing #firesuit #racesuit #nomex #sfi #simpsonracing #djsafety #safetyfirst #suspenders #dragrace #racecar #racers #femaledriven #moparpower #v8power #440wedge
"I'm faster than you on those roller skates!" whispered Bad Habit... Sounds pretty right to me, I wouldn't like racing against it! 😉🛼

Somehow I managed to forget this picture in my last post. I think it deserves a place here too though 😊

📸 : @backfiremagazine / MotionBlur
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracing #racer #becauseracecar #dragster #altered #seventies #nostalgiacar #hotrod #rollerskates #rollerskategirl #widetires #slicks #racecarthings #badhabit