(Photo: Kelly Wade/WinLightNews.com) – Drag racing is a sport that really isn’t all that old. In fact you can really only go back about three generations of time before getting to the budding roots of organized competition. This makes it all that much more awesome that there are now prominent families in the sport who are grooming their third generation of competitor to pickup the mantle and carry it forward. The Payne family is among them and this profile of Madison Payne is a great look into her outlook, her goals, and her approach to achieving them in the sport.
Brad Anderson is Madison’s grandfather, Jay Payne is her dad, and Shelly Anderson is her mom. Between them you have three legends that have driven and won in classes that range from super stock to top fuel. Her path is what many would call the “new normal” when it comes to drivers graduating upward. Super Comp giving way to A/fuel and then the sky is the limit after that.
You’ll dig this story and this look into who she is, where she comes from, and how she’s going to get where she wants to go.