Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Afton and Joe Swanson Share How Life Can Be a Drag
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - We were told that a couple of go-getters would be giving a presentation about life in the fast lane today, but the Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers Club never dreamed that we would hear from experts in that field . . . and a National Grand Class Champion to boot!
Afton and Joe Swanson of Swanson Racing are drag racers. Actually, Afton is the driver and Joe is her support crew. They are a high-powered couple who are kindred spirits united in marriage and winning at what they love to do best - Drag Racing! Joe is an accomplished motorcycle racer and Afton loves to drive fast down a quarter mile drag strip from 0 to 235 miles per hour in 6 seconds or less in a 540 cubic inch Big Block Fully Blown Chevrolet monster engine.
Afton (a drag racer since she was 9 years old) said it is fun controlling not only drive the 2000-horse engine down the track but enjoying their serious hobby together as a coupled team called Swanson Performance. Joe knows the inner workings of dragsters in the pit and Afton knows how to drive their winning dragster to the finish line in the shortest time possible.
You go, girl!
Written by Lynn Barnes and Leigh Zeitz