Siw Nystad made her debut in drag racing only 18 years old in 2003. She took her license in a BMW estate, and in the same race she tried a Mustang Super Gas.
She made 3 runs in one of RF Motorsport's Top Fuel Dragsters in 2005 at Gardermoen Raceway in Norway.
Siw took her license and entered her first race in Top Fuel at Exporama Drag Challenge 2006, where she beat Micke Kågered first round with a 4.96 at 496 km/h (309 Mph).
Rookie of the year 2006.About me
I am a 21 year old girl from Hønefoss in Norway. I grew up with my mum and dad, and two older siblings. Dad has always had an interest in American muscle cars, and this has of cause influenced me.
2001-2004 I studied music at Ringerike Videregående Musikklinjen and part of the education included singing and performing at various shows in Hønefoss
2004/2005 I studied at Buskerud Folkehøgskole – Teaterlinjen Here I studied acting, and this gave me a great experience in acting in various plays. We also arranged our own concerts and plays.
2005/2006 I studied English at Høgskolen i Buskerud. By studying English I hope to get a better understanding of the English and American language, history and culture. I believe this is a good qualification for working abroad.
Work: While I’m studying I have also been working in a cafe where I have made food, taken orders and served the food. I have also worked as a waitress in various Hotels and restaurants, and at present I am a receptionist at Sundvolden Hotell
Theater: Since I was 6 years old I have performed in several theater plays with amateur groups. My rolls have been anything from small acts with few lines, to playing Alice in:”Alice in wonder world” and Inés in Jean Paul Satres:”Behind closed doors”.
Drag racing: I turned 18 on August 23rd, and two days later I had my driver’s license. 3 days later I won the first race I ever entered, a street legal race in Hønefoss. Later that year I got my racing license at Gardermoen Raceway with a BMW estate. Three minutes after I had my license, I tried Richard Bugged Andersen’s”big yellow” a Super gas Mustang with close to 800hp. A nervous dad watched me have some instructions before racing down the Drag strip with a grin on my face, and a dream of greater speeds.
The 2004 – 2005 seasons I participated in many races with my own Mustang, and got a whole lot of media attention. Amongst them interviews in a high profile TV show on Norwegian TV, and interview on High Octane Scandinavia DVD. I was also interviewed in a lot of Norwegian newspapers.
In February 2005 I received a phone call that made me breathless! Ronnie Krabberød, one of Norway’s leading motor sport journalists, called and asked if I would be interested in driving one of RF Motorsport's Top Fuel cars. My dream was about to come true earlier than anyone could dream of. After some meetings and talking things over I was ready for my first taste of Top Fuel. In June 2005 I made 3 runs in the car that Thomas normally drives. Then I had to wait until 2006 to finish my license.
I look forward to competing against the other drivers in the FIA European Championship.