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Lyn St. James & Beth Paretta Launch Women in Motorsports North America

The Women in Motorsports North America (WIMNA) organization officially launched today as a community of professionals supporting opportunities for women across all disciplines of motorsport. By creating an inclusive, resourceful environment, the 501(c)(3) charity looks to foster mentorship, advocacy, education, and growth to help ensure a successful and effective future for women in professional motorsports

SCCA Women on Track Launches Road Racing Scholarship

With an aim to increase the participation of women and girls in all aspects of motorsports competition, the SCCA Women on Track initiative has announced its 2022 SCCA Women on Track Road Racing School Scholarship. Two recipients of this year’s SCCA Women on Track Road Racing School Scholarship will receive $1,000 each, with the scholarship

How Kaylynn Simmons Joined NHRA Top Fuel Action

Engine Builder goes one-on-one with Kaylynn Simmons, an NHRA Top Fuel Clutch Specialist working for Clay Millican’s Parts Plus team. She’s one of the few female NHRA crew members, but she won’t be the last. Find out how she got involved.

Nicole Murphy of iCraveBoost Performance

Nicole Murphy is a co-owner of iCraveBoost Performance located in Denver, CO, where she is the primary engine builder for the Japanese platforms the shop is focused on. We sat down with her one-on-one to hear how she got into this industry and what she loves most about engine building.

Supercharged 427 Dart SHP Engine

Addicted to a need for speed, Felicia Smith has spent the past six years building up her 2009 Cadillac CTS-V nicknamed Rocket into a certified race machine. That’s largely thanks to a supercharged 427 cubic inch engine under the hood! See her burnout on the track!

Chip Ganassi Racing Launches Campaign to Support Women in Motorsports

PNC Bank and Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) have announced the launch of Women In Motorsports Powered by PNC Bank with Chip Ganassi Racing, a new campaign to drive awareness and support for gender equality and economic inclusion for women in the workforce.  Announced on International Women’s Day on March 8, the initiative includes a video

Busch Light Announces ‘Accelerate Her’ Program for NASCAR Drivers

Longtime NASCAR supporter Busch Light has announced a new program called “Accelerate Her” in an effort to bring more women into the sport. Busch Light has pledged to sponsor all eligible women NASCAR drivers—including Natalie Decker, Toni Breidinger, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Amber Balcaen, Brittney Zamora, Stephanie Moyer, and Melissa Fifield—through the program. “Why hasn’t a female won

W Series to Break New Ground at Eight Formula 1 Weekends in 2022

W Series, the international single-seater motor racing championship for female drivers, today announces its continued partnership with Formula 1 and the eight Grand Prix weekends it will race at in 2022, including the series’ first-ever round in Asia. W Series will visit five new venues during its third on-track season, which will include a round

W Series Expands Driver Search and Testing Program to the Americas

W Series, the international single-seater motor racing championship for female drivers, today announces that it will stage a test for prospective drivers at the Inde Motorsports Ranch, Arizona, USA, between January 31 and February 4, 2022. As part of their ongoing development, drivers from around the world will be given the opportunity to showcase their talent

Fierce Competition Awaits W Series Drivers at Circuit of the Americas

W Series is heading to Austin, Texas, USA, this weekend and, after a seven-week break, the drivers could not be more excited at the prospect of a season-ending double-header and racing on the same day as Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix. Of the 18 women on the grid this weekend, only the two US-based

1-on-1 with Alba Colon of Hendrick Motorsports

Like many of us as youngsters, Alba Colon had dreams of being an astronaut and going into space. Having become a mechanical engineer, she was a lot closer to achieving that dream than most of us. However, space travel didn’t end up becoming Alba’s reality. If you can’t go to space, you might as well

Alba Colon
W Series Goes Bigger in Texas for Spectacular Season Finale

W Series, the international single-seater motor racing championship for female drivers, will conclude its 2021 season with a double-header at the Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, USA. The series’ seventh and eighth rounds of the season – and first races to be staged outside of Europe – will take place on 23 and 24