Sarah Fisher: Risk Taker

Posted on: October 15, 2010 | Comments(10) | Drivers | By: Admin

Last night, Sarah Fisher, driver for the IZOD IndyCar Series and owner of the Sarah Fisher Racing Team received the “Risk Taker” leading light award from Women and Hi Tech in Indianapolis. The Leading Light Award ceremony honored women from Indiana with achievements in science, education, and technology.

Fisher at the Podium

Sarah Fisher at the Podium

Fisher was very deserving of the “Risk Taker” award; she took a large leap for women in the field of auto sports when she began her own team- Sarah Fisher Racing in 2008. This season shows her team has done very well. They secured a sponsor, Dollar General, placed 26 out of 41 in the IZOD IndyCar Series and has an incredible fan following! Just check out her Twitter: @SarahFisher67

Fisher appreciated her fans’ support all season- at the Indy 500 her IndyCar had a logo that said “This One is for the Fans.” She also had her fans design her helmet for the title race in Miami-Homestead to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Fisher even camped out in the “Fan Lot” at the Mid-Ohio Race!

Sarah Fisher receives "Risk Taker Award"

Women and Hi Tech- Leading Lights Award Ceremony

Fisher was extremely grateful for receiving the Risk Taker award and praised the other nominees for their contributions to women and technology. Fisher said, “Without all of you I couldn’t go 220mph!”

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There are 10 comments for this post.

  1. Howard Hellman on October 15, 2010 7:59 pm
    Howard Hellman

    I have always been a Sarah Fisher fan. She has a lot of class and never complains about her setbacks. She is a special lady and the IRL should be proud that she is a part of thier series.

  2. Howard Hellman on October 15, 2010 8:00 pm
    Howard Hellman

    Sarah Fisher is a real lady and great competetor. I have always admired for her attitude. Never complains but keeps on trucking

  3. Michael Wendler on October 15, 2010 10:30 pm
    Michael Wendler

    Sarah is always classy and deserves praise and our support for trying to battle the bigger more well funded teams. I hope to see and SFR car in a the winner circle one day.

  4. Kyle Ryan on October 15, 2010 10:51 pm
    Kyle Ryan

    I have always supported Sarah and Dollar General and will continue to support them. Watching her run with the big boys at Chicago was awesome!

  5. Doug on October 16, 2010 12:32 am

    She is a great inspiration to racing, and a great inspiration as a woman driver too!! I thought her pink car and pink helmet with Dollar General was great..keep it comin!

  6. amorgan on October 17, 2010 2:29 am

    Congrats to Dollar General, who could not have picked a better team owner/driver to sponsor. Because of Sarah Fisher, and only because of her, I will be shopping at DG. Fisher, Beatriz, and de Silvestro are THE examples of how women can succeed in motorsport—through hard work, skillful driving, and exemplary behavior.

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  8. Frank on October 17, 2010 12:05 pm

    I have always been a Sarah Fisher fan. She is a competitor and class act. She is a role model for all drivers to aspire to.

  9. solvera on October 17, 2010 8:55 pm

    Any woman who has the courage and tenacity to do what these women do is deserving of praise in my book. I admire the success of all the females in this series and wish them all the best.

  10. Don on October 24, 2010 4:11 am

    I think if she had the same equipment as Ms. Patrick she would run rings around her.

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