Samantha will be running a blown alcohol front engine dragster (just testing) in Carolina in October as well as a photo shoot and music video.

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Born: March 23, 90
Birth Place = Stuart, Florida
Current Home Base = Jensen Beach, Florida

Samantha Kileu Neild works on her own car, from changing the oil to taking apart the clutch. She also helps put her step-father's 23T Altered Dragster back together to eventually license up in herself. Samantha plans to continue her education after high school, and also aspires to pilot a Top Fuel Dragster one day. In addition to her growing racing career, Samantha also enjoys surfing and riding horses. Samantha is a manager for the Wrestling Team at her high school, and she has taught herself the bass guitar.

I have raced a junior dragster since I was 10 1/2 but now at 17 I am licensed to drive my step dad's 23T Altered dragster and I race with the Nostalgia dragster club "Southern Slingshots". I am also going to take a ride in a blown front engine dragster to run for the owner/ friend.

I attend a dual enrollment high school and will graduate from there with an AA degree.

My local news station ch.12 in West Palm Beach is going to be doing a two part story on me and my racing and I have been lucky to announce a couple new sponsors who have joined us, OutLaw Eyewear a very new compnay who carry the very hottest sunglasses and Karma Salon in Stuart,Fl. Jennifer and the whole staff there are keeping me looking great with my hair and makeup and much, much more. They carry a wonderful line of natural products for hair and skin!

Who started you: mom took me to the track, my stepdad actually built my first dragster!
Biggest influence: hard to say, again my mom and stepdad who gave me the chance.
Women you admire: Erica Enders whom I got to meet, who I basically followed in her footsteps, and my friend new friend Kate Harker, mostly though, Rhonda Hartman/Smith, she has it all and does it all, and she is also a friend of ours. She is an awesome person.
Father's Thoughts: My real dad is ok with it I guess although he has never seen me race. He has seen pictures of my new ride and thought it was pretty cool.
Your encouragement to others: Go for it! Learn all about your chosen ride. Learn to work on the machine I think you gain even more respect when you do and above all stay grounded and stay open to people. Never forget where you came from!


Oct. 12 and 13 Carolina Dragway in S.Carolina.
Nov.3 and 4 Bradenton, Florida club race with the Slinshots.

We also have a few other races not yet confirmed in South Georgia. Watch the Southern Slingshots website for further scheduling.


The Race: Jr. Dragster's run an 1/8 mile Bracket race. Wednesday and Fridays are test and tune nights and with a points race approximately every other Saturday night. On points night drivers get one practice run, one qualifying run and then elimination runs begin.

2007 - Sam will take on a whole new level of Horse Power, as she moves from Jr. Dragsters, to Full blown V8 Powered 23T Altered Dragster. Sam says she is really looking forward to the move up.

2006 - Jr. Dragster Top 5 - Sam finished 3rd in final points.
Moroso Motorsports Park 's 2006 Chevy Show Jr. Dragster Champion
Jr. Dragster Top 5 - Results As Of 10/21/2006 (Final)

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