Women in Motorsports Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
Chip Ganassi Racing Announces Women in Motorsports Internship Class

Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) and PNC Bank have selected the class for the second year of their women-only internship program.  The Women In Motorsports Powered by PNC Bank with Chip Ganassi Racing was launched to help drive awareness and support gender equality and economic inclusion for women in the workforce. The program aims to provide

One-on-One with Jim Dunn Racing’s Johnna Dunn

After speaking with Kaylynn Simmons a couple years ago, we found out there are only a few women who work on the pit crews of the NHRA teams. One of those few other women is Johnna Dunn, a clutch specialist for Jim Dunn Racing. It’s a family affair for Johnna, who works alongside many family

One-on-One with Katie Coleman of LinCo Diesel Performance

We got to visit LinCo Diesel Performance in Troy, MO, just outside St. Louis, back in early 2022. It was then that we were introduced to Katie Coleman, a cylinder head specialist at the shop, but an industry vet with 15+ years of experience. She was extremely sought after when shops found out she was

One-on-One with Janine Shoffner of J2-Racing

Whether it’s motorcycles, skydiving or road racing, Janine Shoffner has an addiction to adrenaline-filled activities. For the last decade, road racing has been her biggest passion as a co-founder of J2-Racing. Watch this interview to get a glimpse into her world.

Introducing Screen to Speed Powered by Pennzoil

Screen to Speed powered by Pennzoil, for women by women brought to you by Init Esports, is set to start on Dec 19th, 2022. Screen to Speed Powered by Pennzoil aims to create a multiyear pipeline to discover female talent from esports and gaming and offer them a direct route to become part of the Motorsports

One-on-One with Hannah Maloof of Maloof Racing Engines

She’s an engine builder, a drag racer, a stunt driver, and now a Netflix star too, Hannah Maloof can do a little bit of everything, and she does it well. Along with the entire Maloof family, she helps run Maloof Racing Engines in San Gabriel, CA. Check out her story!

One-on-One with Jillian McLaughlin of Precision Machine Engine

Earlier this year we caught up with Jillian McLaughlin of Precision Machine Engine (PME) out in North Highlands, CA. Jillian is just a few years into her engine shop journey, but she’s picked up the ins and outs of numerous engine work quickly, and can be seen on Instagram doing her thing for PME. We

W Series Cancels Remainder of 2022 Schedule

W Series—the all-female, single-seater racing championship—has announced that it will not host the final three races of its scheduled 2022 season, including the event at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas (October 21–22). In addition, the doubleheader at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico, on October 28–30, will also be canceled. “As confirmed

Women with Drive II Summit to be Held at Hendrick Motorsports

GSEvents has announced the second annual Women with Drive II Summit (WWDII) will be held at Hendrick Motorsports Team Center on October 5-6, 2022 in Concord, NC. WWDII promises to be a ‘must attend’ event for women and men in the automotive and motorsports industry, educators, students, and anyone interested in learning more about career

1-on-1 with Tricia Musi

We recently caught up with Tricia Musi of Pat Musi Racing Engines and drag racing fame to talk about what she’s had going on lately. From working on cars and engines to drag racing with both Popeye and a new car nicknamed Double Trouble, Tricia has been keeping busy.

1-on-1 with Drag Racer Felicia Smith

Felicia Smith was never a huge gear head growing up. However, following her first taste of speed at the track, she’s been living a life of cars and racing ever since. She’s taken the past six years to build up her now infamous, orange CTS-V known as 4DRRCKT, as well as her own car/engine skills

1-on-1 with Phoenix Raceway President Julie Giese

Julie Giese got into the racing industry due to shear determination and no quit. From Watkins Glen to Daytona and now Phoenix, Julie has been part of some tremendous tracks and work within NASCAR and racing in general. Find out how she got to become one of only a few female track presidents in the