In 1988 in Fremont, California, at age 18 she became the planet's quickest drag racing driver in the Top Alcohol Dragster class Driving a dragster she built with her father, Fry recorded an unprecedented 6.15 second elapsed time, backed up with a top speed of 220mph. The motorsports press labeled the run " unbelievable."
After a decade long hiatus from the sport of drag racing, Mendy returned to driving dragsters at the 42nd Goodguys March Meet in Bakersfield, California. In her comeback at the wheel of Ron Johnson's alcohol-fueled dragster, Fry advanced to the semi-final round of competition in the Junior Fuel class
In October, at the NHRA California Hot Reunion, Fry became the first female dragster driver to record a 5-second elapsed time in a AA/Fuel Dragster (or "Nostalgia Top Fuel car"). Concurrent to her recording a 5.87 quarter mile elapsed time, she also clocked a Top Speed of 251 mph, numbers which earned her entry into the Nostalgia Top Fuel 250 Mph Club.
Fry was hired to drive the "Jennings & Scheele" AA/Fuel Dragster Using a Chevrolet motor in a drag racing class dominated by Chrysler Hemi engines, in competition at the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion, Fry established a new mark for Chevy-powered Nostalgia Top Fuelers, when she stopped the clocks with a 5.85 elapsed time.
Now campaigning the "Bomb Squad" Nitro Funny Car, Fry is currently 3rd in points in the Nostalgia Funny Car class