Race4Girls Up and Comers!

Check out these talented drivers who are working hard to get to the next level in their racing career. We’re watching them grow and hope you will too!


  • Mercedes Harris

  • Age: 17
  • Hometown: Deming, NM
  • Date of Birth: 12/22/93
  • Years in Racing: 7
  • Class: USRA Modifieds
  • 2005 Most Improved Driver
  • 2006 MVP
  • 2008 Winter Meltdown Street Stock Champion
  • 2009 Winter Meltdown Street Stock Champion
  • 2010 1,000 to win Stock Car Shootout winner
  • 2010 UMP X-Modified Rookie of the Year El Paso Speedway Park
  • 2010 UMP X-Modified Rookie of the Year SNM Speedway
  • 2010 8th in the nation with the UMP X-Modified


  • Kiana Shavers

  • Age: 14
  • Hometown: Claremore, OK
  • Date of Birth: Febuary 11 1997
  • Years in Racing: 1 (rookie)
  • Class: F4 (formula Fourstroke) also called clone. Karting
  • Accomplishments:
  • She is leading the points for her class.
  • She has Claimed the Pole 2 times as a rookie.
  • She is an A,B Student.
  • Her goal in racing is to someday make it in Nascar.


  • Katherine Thomas

  • Age: 23
  • Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
  • Date of Birth: August 15th, 2987
  • Years in Racing: 18
  • Class: Three Quarter-scale (TQ) Late Model
  • Accomplishments:
  • Katherine was points champion in the caged kart class when she was 13 years old.
  • In 2006 she was the TQ late model Rookie of the Year.
  • In 2007 she was named most improved driver.
  • She finished 2nd in points in both 2009 and 2010, losing by only 5 points in 2010.
  • Katherine has also been featured in newspaper and magazine articles.


  • A.J. Tice

  • Age: 18
  • Hometown: Piper, KS
  • Years in Racing: 8
  • Class: B Modifieds
  • Accomplishments:
  • Featured in Heartland Thunder, which aired on the Discovery Channel
  • Website: www.americangirlracing.com


  • Rylee Reann Michaelson

  • Age: 21
  • Hometown:Burnsville, MN
  • Years in Racing:2
  • Class:Mini Stock/4 cyl
  • Accomplishments:
  • Attended a performance driving course at Brainerd International Speedway.
  • Has been interviewed and will appear on a local show called Wild Women of the Outdoors for a special women in racing episode.
  • Placed 17th out of 30 cars in her Rookie year.
  • Attends University of Minnestoa, studying Psychology and Biology.
  • Tenth in Points (NASCAR Whelen Series, Raceway Park Shakopee)
  • Top 100 in the Nation (NASCAR Program, All American Series Division V- Asphalt)
  • Best Appearing Car and Crew award (Raceway Park Shakopee)
  • Won 5 heat races, Raceway Park Shakopee
  • Featured in Midwest Racing Connection for heat race win
  • Featured in Savage/Burnsville Local papers
  • Attended BIR Performance Driving School
  • Became an instructor for the Monticello MN Rotary Club, Teen Accident Avoidance Class


  • Lindsey Lemmerman-Fade

  • Age: 26
  • Hometown: Northfield, OH
  • Years in Racing: 6
  • Class: Charger Division/6 Cyl
  • Accomplishments:
  • 2010 Champion.
  • 2010 Two wins in features
  • 2009 Finished 2nd in Points


  • Amber Williams

  • Age: 25
  • Hometown: Grantsville, WV (Current residence Jacksonville, FL)
  • Years in Racing: 3
  • Class: Limited Late Model
  • Accomplishments:
  • 2008 Won first ever race started.
  • 2009 Three top 5 finishes, Eleven top 10 finishes, all in 15 events.
  • 2009 Finished 3rd in overall points.
  • 2010 Won first feature event in Hobby Stock Division.
  • 2010 Rookie of the Year and Most Improved Driver at Waycross motor Speedway
  • 2011 featured in August issue of Sports Life Magazine.
  • 2011 Became first female to win in a limited late model at north Florida Speedway
  • Featured in “Meet the Driver” section of Dirt Late Model Magazine


  • Dominique Van Wieringen

  • Age: 17
  • Hometown: Amherstburg, ON, Canada
  • Years in Racing: 12
  • Class: CRA/Jegs
  • Accomplishments:
  • First Woman to win a Super Late Model race in 29 years.
  • 2011 Rookie of the Year and Most improved Driver Awards at Spartan speedway


  • Kaylee Granberg

  • Age: 17
  • Hometown: Kansas City, MO
  • Date of Birth: 12/3/94
  • Years in Racing: 8
  • Class: Tag Sr./Shifter
  • 2nd place in championship pts Tag Sr at HSS series
  • 2nd place in Tag Leopard class at the Kart Nationals
  • 2nd place in Tag Sr. at the Kart Nationals
  • 3rd place in Tag Leopard class at the Kart Nationals
  • 5th place in Tag Sr. class at the Kart Nationals
  • Champion in the Tag Sr class at HSS series.
  • Finished 4th in the Kart Nationals
  • 2010 8th in the nation with the UMP X-Modified


  • Jami Weimer

  • Age: 17
  • Hometown: Cumming, GA
  • Date of Birth: May 26th, 1995
  • Years in Racing: 3
  • Class: Pro Truck
  • 2010 rookie season- Bandoleros
  • 10 feature wins
  • Georgia Grand Champion
  • 2nd place points at Lanier Nat’l Speedway
  • top 5 Georgia National Points
  • 8th place points at Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • 2011 rookie season- Legends
  • 8 starts – 3 wins – 6 top 5s
  • Currently 2nd in Winter Series Points
2012 was a ground breaking year for Jami as she competed in over 40 INEX legend car events in the Semi-Pro Division at tracks including Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jami ran up front all year receiving 15 top 5 finishes and over 35 top 10 finishes. Jami finished the year in 7th place points at Atlanta Motor Speedway and 4th in Georgia National Points series. Following her successful year, Jami was approached by one of the best truck teams in georgia, offering her a Pro Truck ride for the 2013 season. Jami made her debut in the truck division on October 15th, 2012 at Gresham Motorsport’s Park. Only being the second time in the truck, Jami was 4th fastest after practice and was running 3rd with 25 laps to go when she experienced mechanical issues. The season looks promising as she plans to compete in over 20 Truck races at Gresham Motorsport’s Park, Pensacola (5 Flags Speedway), and Mobile International Speedway.
Jami also had a major accomplishment by being accepted into RACE101, a driver development program instructed by Tony Blanchard and Adam Ross teaching young aspiring racers marketing, dynamics, and the mechanical aspects needed to become successful in racing. Only 10-15 drivers from all around the country are accepted into the program each year and it was an astounding accomplishment to make the tough program.
2013 will be a learning year for Jami as she transitions into full bodied race cars but has a lot of smart people behind her to make this year better than ever! Follow along with her at Jamiweimer.com
 


  • Crystal Provenzano-Broyles

  • Age: 29
  • Hometown: Streator, IL
  • Date of Birth: 5/4/83
  • Years in Racing: 2
  • Class: UMP Sports Compact
  • 2011 First Year Racing
  • 2011 9 top ten finishes
  • 2011 2 top five finishes
  • 2011 Finished 6th in points (2 points away from 5th)
  • 2012 14 top ten finishes
  • 2012 8 top five finishes
  • 2012 2 tops three finishes
  • 2012 raced at Lasalle Speedway and Kankakee speedway
  • 2012 finished 11th in the Northern States for UMP Points and 36th Nationally
  • 2013 goal is to win the Northern States UMP Points


  • Kayla Cazares

  • Age: 16
  • Hometown: Goffstown, NH
  • Date of Birth: 2/7/96
  • Years in Racing: 9
  • Website: www.cazaresracing.com
  • Class: Super Streets/Late Model on the American Canadian Tour
  • 2003 Start of Racing Career: Fifth in points with 2 wins, 3 top 3 finishes, and 21 top 5 finishes.
  • 2004 Fast time for annual Coca-Cola 100, won most improved driver, Track Champion.
  • 2005 Tiger A Champion with 14 top 3 finishes, finishing only twice in the top 5.
  • 2006 Moved to new division, Won Championship in Jr. Sportsman Division.
  • 2007 Celebrated 4th championship at age 11.
  • 2008 Moved to Jr Champ Class, Won Champoinship
  • 2009 Entered world of stock cars at age 13.
  • 2010 Won fan favorite at NASCAR sanction track.
  • 2011 First full season in stock car, took home rookie of the year, finished 6th in points.


  • Claire Decker

  • Age: 17
  • Hometown: Eagle River, WI
  • Date of Birth: 2/22/95
  • Years in Racing: 2
  • Website: www.deckerracing.net
  • Class: Super Stock, Super Late Model, Mid American Series
  • Led 21/40 Laps at Lacrosse Speedway
  • World Championship Mini 12o Snowmobile


  • Jessica Weiss

  • Age: 18
  • Hometown: Collegeville, PA
  • Date of Birth: 8/20/94
  • Years in Racing: 9
  • Class: 600 Xcel Modified
  • Over two-hundred top three finishes in 6 years of quarter midget racing
  • Two track records in quarter midgets that still hold
  • First female driver to ever win a 600 modified feature


  • McKenna Haase

  • Age: 15
  • Hometown: Des Moines, IA
  • Date of Birth: 2/13/97
  • Years in Racing: 3
  • Class: Micro Sprints
  • 2010 (Outlaw Sprint Karts Rookie Year)- All top 3 A-Main finishes
  • 5th at the Got Milk Nationals (Hartville, MO)
  • 12 heat wins, and 22 second place finishes (out of 47 races)
  • 2nd place in points championship 2012 (Micros Rookie Year)
  • 2 Feature wins so far (one in Iowa unrestricted, the other in Sweet Springs Missouri restricted)


  • Breanna Rachac

  • Age: 23
  • Hometown: Fargo, ND
  • Date of Birth: 2/1/89
  • Years in Racing: 7
  • Class: NHRA E.T. Bracket Sportsman
  • 2005: Most Improved Driver
  • 2005/2007/2008- Finished 2nd in season points
  • 2010- National Dragster Challenge Winner
  • 2010- Track Points Champion
  • 2010- King of the Track Runner Up
  • 2011- National Dragster Challenge Winner
  • 2011- Track Points Champion
  • 4 Time NHRA Division 5 Finals qualifier
  • Featured in July 2012 Issue of ‘Midwest Wheels of Thunder’ Magazine


  • Skyler Seals

  • Age: 17
  • Hometown: Lincoln, Alabama
  • Date of Birth: 7/20/1995
  • Years in Racing: 2
  • Class: Front Wheel Drive Pure Stock
  • 2011: 5th in points


  • Samantha Lieberman

  • Age: 14
  • Hometown: Southampton, PA
  • Years in Racing: 7
  • Class: Micro Sprints
  • Fast time of 10.1 at Airport Speedway
  • 6 top threes, 8 top fives, and 4 top tens
  • 1 feature win
  • Over 100+ top 3 finishes in Quarter Midgets
  • 2012 Driver of the Year in Quarter Midgets (Blackbird QMRC)


  • Sarena Paul

  • Age: 25
  • Date of Birth: 9/5/1987
  • Hometown: Monroe, Iowa
  • Years in Racing: 7
  • Class: Sprintcar (305)s
  • Started racing 305 Sprintcars in Knoxville in 2012


More to Come!