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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.

Lisa Kubo Joins McLeod Racing as Director of Sport Compact Sales

McLeod Racing has announced sport compact driver Lisa Kuba as its new director of Sport Compact Sales.   Kubo is a professional drag racer of 12 years and the first sport compact FWD driver to break into the seven-second zone. She will help grow and strengthen the McLeod Tuner Series line in her new position.  “To

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

WyoTech Student Receives Jessi Combs Foundation Scholarship

After choosing to forego the traditional college experience to attend WyoTech, Kate Martin was awarded a scholarship from The Jessi Combs Foundation in recognition of her passion and dedication to blaze her own unique trail as a woman in the trade of her choice. Founded in 2019, the mission of The Jessi Combs Foundation is

Live Fast Motorsports Names Jessica McLeod as CEO

Live Fast Motorsports has announced that former general manager Jessica McLeod has been appointed as the company’s new CEO. McLeod will be working directly with the company’s team owners, Matt Tifft, and her husband, co-owner and driver, B.J. McLeod.  “Jessica has been a crucial asset to LFM since the start,” Tifft said. “Her direction, hard

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