Tori is set to be the host of an upcoming TV show called “Style TV” that will air in the Lake & Sumter County areas beginning in August of 2013. This video is a sneak peek of the show open to this magazine-style show that will feature community events and stories in the area. Check back for more on this upcoming project as it unfolds!
They say when life hands you lemons, you should make lemonade.
Or, if you’re IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher, you start your own race team and become one of the leading businesswomen in sports.
The “lemon” that Fisher was dealt came in 2007 in the form of a sour engineer. She already had made a name for herself in the series when in 1999, she became the youngest woman, at 19, to start the Indy 500.
Tori won the title of Miss Marion County USA in March and now she is on her way to the Miss Florida USA pageant in July! Find out more about how to book Tori for an event or sponsor her for the state pageant under the “Miss Marion County USA” tab.
Don Schumacher Racing clinched its 200th win Sunday at Gatornationals with a pair of victories from Johnny Gray and Antron Brown in Funny Car & Top Fuel respectively at Gatornationals on Sunday
“That’s an incredible number. Never thought it would happen, never even considered it,” owner Don Schumacher said of the milestone, reflecting over how difficult it was racing in the 1970s when he won 5 of those victories himself. Schumacher credited his drivers like his son Tony,
Gatornationals is popular with local fans, but what you may not know is many of these drivers learned their trade right here in Gainesville – and so can you. Tori visits Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School for WUFT and finds out what it’s really like to be a drag racer.
Speedweeks. It’s a term usually used to describe the events staged at Daytona International Speedway to rev up for the Daytona 500. For two years now, I have covered these few weeks of racing in February for ESPN Radio Ocala/Gainesville.
This year, however, my Speedweeks got a little extra speed.
Between trips to Daytona, I spent the last weekend in February pit reporting for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car season opener at Ocala’s Bubba Raceway Park.
Thanks to her friends at ESPN and SPEED Channel broadcaster Matt Clark, Tori had the chance to experience the Daytona 500 pre-race buzz with an inside look. She sat in on set for SPEED’s Raceday show and saw Matt & his fellow broadcasters Kyle Petty, Kenny Wallace, John Roberts, & Larry McReynolds in action.
Cheap Seats is a ESPN Radio Gainesville/Ocala student-hosted radio talk show. On Thursday, February 21, 2013, the Cheap Seats crew called Tori Petry to hear her take on the NASCAR Budweiser Duels in Daytona.
Danica Patrick went into the history books on Sunday afternoon when she won the pole position for the Daytona 500. Her 196.434 mph lap made her the first woman ever to win a pole for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. With her record-setting performance has come hoards of media attention and talk of what her spot on the front row means for the sport. But beyond the speculation – what exactly does it mean?
Tori anchors the sports segment for WUFT’s First at Five February 19, 2013.