As a third generation dragster driver, Krista was born with nitro in her veins. Her late father, Bobby Baldwin, and her grandfather, a legend in drag racing, Chris “the Greek” Karamesines, both drive Top Fuel Dragsters. It was only a matter of time before Krista made her racing debut at the age of 18 in 2012 in a Nostalgia front engine dragster. She currently pilots an Injected Nitro Dragster in the Top Alcohol ranks in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. In 2016 she became the 34th woman to qualify for the class and has a record elapse time of 5.26 seconds at 274 mph. Krista has been named Drag Illustrated’s 30 under 30 and received the 2017 SEMA Business Women’s Network Athena Rising Star award. In 2019, Krista has purchased her own A/Fuel Dragster operation.