NPR: Palestinian Women Behind the Wheel and Ahead of the Pack
by Bill Chappell
Palestine might not seem like a breeding ground for race car drivers. After all, the area is dotted with checkpoints and roadblocks, hundreds of obstacles that can cramp a driver’s ability to explore a car’s limits.
But that hasn’t stopped a group of Palestinian women from driving very fast, winning races and making a name for themselves along the way.
“‘In Saudi Arabia, women are prevented from driving – here in Palestine we have women who drive race cars,” says an official in the Palestinian Motor Sport and Motorcycle Federation.