Amanda Van Steenburg

"If you got a dream, chase it, 'cause a dream won't chase you back!"


Hello, I'm Amanda & i’m 30 years old! I have been around racing my whole life. I started out in a junior dragster and won the track championship in 2011 at Lebanon Valley Dragway. When I was 18 my life changed when I was diagnosed with an incurable disease called Crohns Disease unfortunately it put a halt to my racing career for quite a few years.At first glance, this seemed like a bad thing, but for me it has actually been a blessing. Straying off the normal path has not only made me a stronger person but it has also afforded me opportunities that I would have never otherwise experienced .Living with IBD has made me a strong believer in the phrase, "everything happens for a reason.The most important things in life should not be taken for granted and must stop sweating the small stuff! My journey with Crohn’s has strengthened my love for life. The most powerful impact is that it has instilled in me the importance of remaining positive.Fast forward I now race a full size dragster in super comp and couldn't be more excited to be back in the driver's seat. Off the track I am a full time Nurse and Real Estate Agent.It took me a long time to realize my future isn’t determined by my condition and I strive everyday to follow my dreams. I hope my story inspires other women to chase after their dreams and never give up! Drive fast, beat the boys!

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