Adrenaline, camaraderie, competition and emotional highs and lows contribute to the insanely addictive nature of the beast that is straight-line racing. Sadie Glenn was sold on it at the age of 10. Blame her father, John Floyd Sr., who invited his daughter to act as “crew chief” on his 1948 Anglia at the drag strip near their Happy Valley, Oregon, home.
Glenn beat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (A.L.L.) when she was six, and the victory over childhood cancer set the tone for a life of determining and achieving big goals. The framework was perfect for racing.
One year after her first taste of the drag strip, Glenn debuted in NHRA’s Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League. Her seven-year stint culminated in a track championship and she diversified with successful forays into Super Pro, Super Comp, and Top Dragster. In 2013, Glenn earned her Top Alcohol Dragster license with a best time of 5.50 at 250 mph.
None of that was quite enough, though. In 2015, Glenn launched SR Driven Media, quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most active and impactful PR and social media firms serving the NHRA community. Glenn has represented an array of teams and groups, including championship Pro Stock Motorcycle riders and top 10 Pro Stock drivers, the Real Pro Mod Association, and the SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown.
“I can barely remember a time in my life without drag racing. Now I get to represent some of the best and most exciting people in the NHRA,” says Glenn, who is married to fellow Sportsman racer-turned-KB Racing Pro Stock crew member Dallas Glenn and is based in Mooresville, North Carolina.
“I have 100 percent respect for the clients I work with, and I couldn’t be more thankful,” Glenn continues. “My goal is to provide the best service I can to my clients. I’d love to someday be the biggest independent PR company in the NHRA and possibly expand to include clients in PDRA and IHRA, too.”
“My biggest challenge is finding time to race. I don’t get to play more than once or twice a season, but I’m hoping to change that soon. As a little girl, I wanted to race professionally, but now I would be content with a solid Super Comp dragster capable of running national events that I could turn loose at a local bracket race, too. I believe that being a racer is why I’m able to really help my clients. I’m able to see both sides.”
-Story by Kelly Wade