CONCORD, NC - You might not be able to recognize Kelly from the wild skydiving picture above, but if you have raced a WKA event in the past year you definitely would have met her. Kelly Frazier is the newest face working out of the WKA office in Concord, NC. Being part of the WKA administrative team, she often; manages your calls to the office, creates the entry blanks for every race, takes registrations, plans and coordinates all awards banquets and helps Marie put together all those race packets that you get at each race. She loves being a part of the WKA family and did we mention she loves 'Hermit crab racing?!' You can read more about "The Amazing Kelly" from her interview below:
Where are you from?
"I was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina."
How many years have you been in the racing world?
"I guess since I was a teenager. My family owned a foundry in Charlotte Called Carolina foundry, and they made the Coca Cola 600 trophy, My grandfather and I would always go to that race and I became a Nascar fan. Then as you get older a lot of your friends work in the racing industry in some way shape or form so you are always connected to it."
Have you ever raced? If not, what sports or hobbies do you enjoy?
"I have never raced. I played soccer until a car accident injured my knee. I have always been a baseball fan. My passion is scuba diving, but I don’t get to do that as much as I would like."
What made you want to work for the WKA?
"Having been in the medical field for 20 some odd years I was ready for a 'fun' job. Having friends who have raced in with WKA and meeting people over the years, I heard of the opening in the office and thought that it would be a fun and cool job, challenging and something different."
What does a typical day in the life of you look like at the WKA office?
"Each day differs. We are always prepping for the next race, whether it's creating entry blanks, preparing for banquets, race entries, memberships, and then there are other office administrative duties to attend to. And of course, the most important part of the day is playing with Abbey the office rescue cat!"
What is your favorite racing series to watch?
"Hermit Crab racing......If you ever go to the US Virgin Islands, make sure you catch Tito and Sues crab racing, it's so much fun! You pick a crab, name it and see if it wins you prizes.....again, it's so much fun!"
What do you enjoy most about WKA races?
"Hands down, the best part about the WKA races is meeting the families. We are lucky to have some really nice people and amazing kids coming to the races."
Which race has been your most memorable so far?
"Go Pro Motorsports back in March of 2016, was my first race I actually worked, so that stands out in my mind. Getting to meet the families and being on the backend to see how the races come together from start to finish was great. Daytona 2016 was my first time actually working a Daytona race. I have been there as a spectator, watching friends race, but it was pretty awesome to be a part of it and to experience the Dirt Racing, Road Race and Sprint Series all at one event."