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The AFD team is a family oriented drag racing team that is focused on creating an enjoyable racing experience and representing their sponsors in a professional manner while winning races. It all began with Marina's dad, Scott bringing her to the track as a toddler. Growing up at the track, she was in her teens when Marina started believing this was what she was meant to do and the dream began. Scott and Marina proved their dedication to this dream by working with the help of many of their friends to build this dragster from scratch and go race. It hasn't been an easy road, but through hard work they plan to show dreams can come true.
Driver, Owner & Builder Bio
Name: Marina Anderson
Hometown: Villa Park, IL
Pets: Wally - 5 year old Shih-Poo (She's a girl)
Family: Scott- Dad-Clutch guy
Larissa-Sister-Marketing and Hospitality
Doreen- Mom- Photography
Hobbies: Besides racing or working on racecars I enjoy traveling, riding my bike, watching movies, spending time with my family or working on my house.
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Music: Mostly country - Dierks Bentley is one of my favorites
Education: Elmhurst College graduate - Bachelor's of Science in Supply Chain Management & Economics - Feb 2014 Magna Cum Laude
Idol: My dad. He helps me so much and works so hard everyday. I couldn't follow this dream without him.
Fastest Pass: 5.45s @ 245 MPH - St. Louis October 2018
Accomplishments: 38th woman to qualify in the TAD class
Brainerd 2017 Edelbrock Never Rest Award Recipient
Qualified 3rd at St. Louis 2018
Chassis: The 275 inch wheel base rear engine dragster was built by Marina and Competition Fabrications. You can check out the pictures from the build in the photos section or on our facebook page.
Class: NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster
Engine: 421 Cubic inch Hemi
Fuel: Injected Nitromethane
Trans: Centrifugal Clutch and Lenco Reverser
Tires: Goodyear Eagle
Horsepower: Approximately 4,000
Minimum Weight: 2125 lbs
The Anderson Family Dragster will compete in the highly competitive NHRA Lucas Oil Series. Top Alcohol Dragsters are the third fastest class in drag racing as whole. Capable of reaching speeds of 280 MPH in about 5.1 seconds on the quarter mile, this class is the fastest competing on a quarter mile stretch.