The wife of Tony Pedregon, two-time NHRA Funny Car champion, Andrea called upon 11 more drag racers' wives - and one husband - to assist in the production of a full-color NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Housewives calendar that will support melanoma research.
"In researching melanoma, I found out a lot of people don't know how serious it is," she said. "My friend Angi Austin was just 42 when she died.
"We want to raise funds for melanoma research and raise awareness of this terrible disease. We want everyone to know skin cancer is curable. The longer you wait, however, the worse it gets."
Pedregon said the calendar idea came from the popularity of housewives-themed television programs.
"We had a good time with it. We took glamour shots of the wives, and there are pictures of the drivers with their wives."
The other wives featured include:
"We did add a bonus 13th month," Pedregon pointed out. "It features Danny Hood, the husband of Funny Car driver Ashley Force Hood."
The calendars are available until Jan. 15 or until they are sold out. A limited number of calendars were produced. They are priced at $20 each. To place an order, go to www.pedregonracing.com.
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