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Jasmine Salinas

Top Alcohol Dragster

Background

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Date of Birth: January 4, 1992

Education: University of San Francisco

Degree: B.A. in International Studies 

Racing Career

Best ET: 5.177 seconds

Best Speed: 284 mph

Final Rounds: 1

Crew Chief: Rich McPhillips

 
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Meet The Driver

Jasmine began competing in Junior Drag Racing at the age of 15. Following college, she began working for her dad's Top Fuel team. Working as a Floater and Supercharger Assistant, she wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty and developed an incredible respect for the cars and the people who build them.


Hoping to earn her way through, she focused on learning everything that she could about the cars and sport before sitting in the drivers seat. In 2018, she began the licensing process for Top Alcohol Dragster and continued to absorb as much as she could both in and out of the cockpit. She currently holds licenses in both Super Comp and Top Alcohol categories.

When she's not racing, she works full-time as a Leadership Coordinator in San Francisco, CA at IDEO, a global design firm. 

 
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2021
Career 
Highlights

  • Set personal best speed of 284 mph on her first full pass in testing at Orlando Speed World Dragway.

  • Set personal best E.T. of 5.177 seconds during the first qualifying run of the season at the Gatornationals in Gainesville, FL ultimately qualifying number two- highest qualifying position at a National Event to date. 

 

2019
Career 
Highlights

  • Made rookie Debut in Top Alcohol Dragster at the 50th Anniversary Gatornationals in Gainesville, FL and qualified in the top half of the field.

  • Qualified in the top half of the field at the Denso Spark Plugs Four-Wide in Las Vegas. Won on a holeshot during first round of eliminations. Would end up going to her first semi-finals in only her 2nd National Event. 

  • At just the 7th race of Rookie Season, Qualified #2 at the Division 7 Sonoma Race and went to the Final Round against Shawn Cowie. 

  • Appeared on the April 2019 cover for Drag Illustrated 'Hottest Women in Drag Racing'​ Edition

  • Finished her Rookie year sitting 15th in points for the Lucas Oil Series.

 
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