|5m Melissa Cronin|| ||Updated by Driver: 3/9/2011|
Edited by Staff: 3/9/2011
|Nickname: Sweet Melissa|
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marital Status: Married - Larry
Children: Erica - 15, Sarah - 12, Brian - 9
Job: Customer Service
Year Started Racing: 2009
Total Years Racing: 2
|Year/Make/Model: 1997 Chevy Cavalier|
Owner: Larry & Melissa Cronin
Crew Chief: Larry Cronine
Crew: Larry, Melissa, Erica.
Sponsors & Support: I want to send a HUGE thank you to my sponsors, Cheryl Dittmer (my mom, in memory of my dad), CJ's Custom Embroidery, Gear Daddy's, R & R Auto Salvage, Larry for getting my car together, my kids for all the time that we spend in the garage, my family and friends for the encouragement and support, and the fans.
|Beatrice Speedway (NE) - Sport Compact #5m|
Eagle Raceway (NE) - Sport Compact #5m
US 30 Speedway (NE) - Sport Compact #5m
| Awards & Accomplishments|
|2009 - 2nd in Eagle A Feature 8/2/09, 16th in Points my rookie season, Perfect Attendance Award.|
2010 - 11th in National Points, 6th in State Points.
| Career Summary|
|Racing, especially at Eagle, has been a childhood dream of mine. As a kid, my family would go to Eagle every Friday night. My favorite class was the Friday Night Flyers. My dad raced and we got back into the sport when my nephew Ricky started racing a Compact for the 2007 racing season. For the 2008 season I was supposed to race, but Larry wanted to get a taste of it, so I let him get into the driver's seat and continued to sit in the stands. Now this year is my year and I can't wait to get out on the track and just have a lot of fun!|
| Racing Goals|
|To have a blast, meet new people, make new friends, be safe, and if possible, maybe even win! Would like to hit Top 10 in Points at Eagle at the end of the 2011 racing season.|
| Other Interesting Team Information|
|In 2009 I was invited to show my car at the Children's Museum on May 17th for the exhibit of Robots, Racers, & Rockets. I was honored that I was asked to be involved. I have also shown my car at my kids' school. My car was on display at Eagle before a race. I participated in the Mini-Van Races, the "drag" races for the Father's Day event, and gave kids rides at intermission.|
In 2010 I was involved in several intermission events, and a friend Sean and I drove the Mini-Vans during the School Bus Races.