C’bean’s first all-female drag racing team to represent A&B in Grenada

From left, Jodi-Ann Joseph, Renee Edwards-Ambrose and Lisa Abraham.

From left, Jodi-Ann Joseph, Renee Edwards-Ambrose and Lisa Abraham.

Renee ‘Buttaz’ Edwards-Ambrose and Lisa ‘Lisa Lis’ Abraham, and mechanic Jodi-Ann Joseph will travel to Grenada this weekend to participate in the Stag International Drags.

The women are members of Lady Horsepower Farm (LHPF), the Caribbean’s first all-female drag racing team established in Antigua last year. LHPF is a division of Horsepower Farm, a Caribbean drag racing team which also has branches in Tobago, St Lucia, Grenada and Nevis.

The Stag International Drags will take place at Grenada’s Pearls Speedway from June 20 to 22, and will be the official launch of LHPF’s full crew. After joining the Horsepower Farm team in early 2013, Edwards-Ambrose founded LHPF with the intention to provide an outlet to develop motorsports in Antigua and encourage other women to get into the field of drag racing.

Edwards-Ambrose is a certified commercial and private pilot, and attained her Guyana Civil Aviation Engineering Licence as a past student of the Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School in Georgetown, Guyana. She is presently employed as an Aircraft Mechanic with LIAT.

She competes in her car ‘Da Black Widow’, and holds the title of the 10 sec category on the St James Raceway in Nevis, and is also the fastest female to ever race there. Her personal best is 9.7 secs.

Lisa Abraham is a certified cosmetologist and owner of her own salon. She has always been actively involved in motorsports, and presently sits as president of the Antigua & Barbuda Drag Racing Association. Abraham is the newest member to LHPF family.

Jodi-Ann Joseph, at 21 years of age, is the youngest member of LHPF. She is a past student of Christ The King High School and the Automotive Technology Programme at the Antigua State College. She has completed courses with diplomas in Automotive Mechanics and General Welding at the Aviron Technical Institute in Montreal, Canada.

LHPF’s Team Manager is Linisa George, while Sheroma “Brass Angel” Hodge-Philip is responsible for branding as the Image and Media Manager. In addition to competing in regional races, the LHPF aims to give back to the community and is very passionate about youth development programmes and initiatives.

The all-female drag racing team is sponsored by WizzKid Performance, AED Performance & Racing Carburetors, Agan’s Auto Body Repairs, K&R Subaru Overhaul and Engine Repairs, EcoKleanCarz Antigua, Paradise Boat Sales, Antigua Commercial Bank, Signs Plus, The Captain’s Quarters Sports Bar and Restaurant, Red Revolution Media, Creative Motion, Antigua Pool Services, Munksta Garage (Rebel Racing Antigua and Barbuda), Bunny Butler, The District, The Source Clothing Company, Sistah Souljahs, Express Cartage and OctaneSignature.com.

Follow updates on team LHPF and the event races of the Stag International Drags via the Lady Horsepower Farm and GMC (Grenada Motor Club) GMC (Grenada Motor Club) Facebook pages.

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