Judy Lilly Gunson started her drag racing career in a 1961 Corvette. In 1965, she won her class in super stock at both the National Hot Rod Association’s Winter Nationals in Pomona, California and at the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. Between 1967 and 1970, Judy won four super stock eliminator titles in a row at Colorado’s NHRA Mile High Nationals and in 1971 she won the NHRA Division Five Super Stock Eliminator Championship. Between 1973 and 1977, she won super stock titles at 10 different NHRA races and two more Division Five super stock championships. Judy retired in 1978 but came out of retirement briefly to win a runner-up spot in a pro stock at the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.