January 16, 2022

First Caribbean all-female drag racing team will represent Antigua in Grenada

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LHPF1Drag racers Renee ‘Buttaz’ Edwards-Ambrose and Lisa ‘Lisa Lis’ Abraham, along with mechanic Jodi-Ann Joseph travel this weekend to Grenada to participate in the Stag International Drags. The ladies 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 has branches in Tobago, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada and Nevis.

The Stag International Drags will take place at Pearls Speedway in Grenada from June 20th to 22nd, and will be the official launch of LHPF’s full crew. After joining the Horsepower Farm team in early 2013, Renee 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.

Renee 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 1974 Ltd. Renee 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.

20e5a8f04c915400de5dd2bc304490c1_MLisa 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 the Christ The King High School and the Automotive Technology Program 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 Manger. In addition to competing in regional races, the LHPF organisation aims to give back to the community and is very passionate about youth development programs 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.

You can 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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