DSA_2339.jpgTwo-time winner Melanie Troxel is sporting a new look this season, and not just the Vietnam Veterans/POW-MIA paint scheme of her Skull Gear/Torco Racing Fuels dragster. Gone is her shoulder-length air in favor of the short-and-sassy look. "For many years I've thought about cutting my hair short," Troxel said. "I was always just too chicken to do it. But I decided I was going to do it over the winter and I went out and did it. It was time for a change to do something different."
It's not the only change for Troxel, who has moved over from Don Schumacher Racing to partner up with Lucas Oil driver Morgan Lucas. But she's hoping to continue the success from last season that saw her finish a solid fourth in points.
"We're just hope to continue what we've done," Troxel said. "We have a new look on the car. We have a lot of new stuff going on, but at the same time, we have the same crew. I think that continuity is going to really help us maintain the same performance we've had the past two years."