Whether forecasting tornadic activity or spinning her way toward the finish line, Hastings resident Angela Oder is accustomed to having a world of power at her fingertips.
Oder, 37, has been putting her drag-racing skills to the test against all comers since 2000, about two years longer than her career as a meteorologist. Among her toughest opponents on the drag strip: her middle brother, Preston, and father, John.
It’s an expensive hobby, she said, one that rarely pays for itself on a good day. But, to her, racing has never been about the money.
“It’s been a lot of fun,” she said. “For us, it was a good opportunity to spend a lot of time as a family together doing something fun. And we’ve been pretty good at it at times.”