1976: A Breakthrough At Ascot

During the 80th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious midget race, history was made when two women from Oklahoma, Kaylee Bryson and Taylor Reimer, comprised the front row for the 100-lap affair. He asked Cederstrom if she might be willing to give racing a try. It was time to give full midgets a try and Cederstrom believes her first start came at Imperial Raceway in El Centro, Calif. “They welcomed me,” she said. It meant a lot to me, but I never thought of myself as a girl race car driver. Every time they asked me to do a powder puff race, I would say not me kid. On this night, she finished 13th in a race won by Jan Opperman. The scene would be Ascot, and she would compete in three races with Mel Kenyon.

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