Valerie Clements took the family name into competition at Bradenton, while brother Alton took over video duties. He also wanted to help her get acquainted with the new power to be unleashed under her right foot. Valerie used 2012 to wet her feet in Renegade competition, but for this year, it appears she’s getting serious about going fast. Her qualifying time wasn’t earth-shattering, but in Round 1 she busted out an 8.45 at 160 mph. Unfortunately, Scott Gross went a tad quicker to make the run for naught. However, Valerie’s pass was a message, and we’re sure the rest of the class heard it loud and clear.