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About Nichole

I started modifying cars 20 years ago about the same time fast and the furious came out. I was enamored by the car culture and the adrenaline junkie in me wanted to see what performance I could get out of a 4 cylinder platform. While I was in college my mods were limited due to funds, but after my 2nd internship I bought my 1992 Honda Civic which became Miss PSI. She promptly got a GSR swap and a mild turbo kit. After enjoying a bit too much boost I hurt the engine and met the guys from 4 Piston Cylinder Heads. They built my first engine which I raced for 5 years at 450-500whp. After attending a Xplod Sport Compact race I got the bug to go after more power and compete at a higher level. I raced the car at 800hp level for the next 7 years and learned some hard lessons on where to invests my money in the platform and took a few years off to get married and build a shop. After attending WCF for 7 years as a spectator I realized qualifying for the race was within reach and with a little liquid courage made the vow I would race in 2019 in the True Street class. This meant completely revamping the manifold, intercooling, piping, upgrading the turbo, adding weight ballast, upgrading the drivetrain, and wider wheels. It took us most of the year to get the car dialed in and to run my first 8 second pass which was needed for Rd 1 minimum qualifying ET. In Nov 2019 I make it to World Cup Finals and qualify 26th with a 8.73 and a new PB. I told myself if I ran faster than 8.50 at WCF I was going to take my car from a street car to a dedicated race car. In the first round of eliminations the car goes 8.49 and we win the round in a come behind victory. We win 2nd round as well and lose to Jason Marsh in the 3rd round. With that 1st round win started the evolution of Miss PSI to the beast she is today as a fully gutted racecar with all the bells and whistles. Due to the pandemic we spend the next 2 years getting Miss PSI to take WCF True Street by storm. I raced in XFWD and SFWD races with a 67mm turbo so we could get the setup ironed out and push myself to be faster. In 2021 I ran a PB of 8.071 at 186mph and brought home Sport Compact Evolution Runner-Up, Spring Hday Runner-up, West Salem IFO winner, St Louis IFO winner, and WCF True Street winner trophies. None of this would have been possible without the support and dedication of my husband (Damon Elff).

My racecar build is to fuel my thirst for excitement, channel my competitive spirit, and to inspire more ladies/girls to pursue racing. 

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