In 2013 I wrote a story for Oklahoma Living about dirt track racing in Oklahoma and while researching the story I heard about Harli White, a then 17 year old female sprint car racer in Lindsay, OK. Harli had been seriously burned in her very first sprint car race at 12 years old, and had come back to racing and been winning consistently against men three times her age. After the story was published ESPN found out about Harli and hired me to photograph her for their cable TV program. I mentioned Harli to my editor at Oklahoma Today and they decided to profile her in the pages of their magazine. My good friend and writer Susan Dragoo wrote the story and Oklahoma Today used one of my photos from previous assignments for the story.
Below is the video on ESPN about Harli White.