Collette Davis is adjusting to the new chassis
after last seasons Pro Challenge Mustang
events. Placed 7th and 11th at Sebring on 3/15 and
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Date of Birth: December 27, 1993
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas
Residence: Daytona Beach, FL
University: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Focus: High Performance Vehicles
Projects on Campus: EcoCAR 2
Greek: Theta Phi Alpha
Weight: 105 lbs
Racing Goals: To race and win in the IZOD IndyCar
series and become the first female to win the
Personal Goals: To obtain a bachelors and
ultimately a masters in Mechanical Engineering
while pursuing my dreams as a professional race car
Collete Davis has always been interested in the
world of fast cars and racing from a very young
age. Davis attended her first Dodge SRT experience
at the age of 11, and by the time she was 12, she
was working on cars and trucks of all types by
herself and with her Dad.
Eager to learn more than just the mechanical side
of race cars, Davis started karting. She was
immediately drawn to the fast pace of racing.
Competition was nothing new to Collete. She had
been participating in just about every sport since
the 2nd grade. Some of these sports included
basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, cross
country, track & field, as well as competitive
In Daviss first season of karting
competitively, she won her class Championship at
IMI Motorsports complex, at Dacono, Colorado and
was given the title of World Formula Champion.
We had an amazing experience when I was
younger during my first season in karts, and the
amount of knowledge I obtained was truly
irreplaceable. From then on I knew my goal was to
become a professional race car driver.
After many successful races in her karting
career, Davis decided it was time to take it to the
next level and get some seat time in race cars. Her
first transition from karts to cars was at Pikes
Peak International Raceway in an f2000 car with
Speedway Driver Search.
Knowing what career path she wanted to follow,
Davis did everything she could to excel in school.
In high school, she focused on graduating early so
she could pursue her racing career. During her
Junior year at Fountain-Fort Carson High School in
Colorado, she was taking classes not only at her
high school campus, but also online and on location
at Pikes Peak Community College to graduate early.
By the end of her Junior year she had enough
credits to graduate high school two years early as
well as 16 college credits towards an Automotive
Technology Associates Degree
all at the age
After being accepted into Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University and receiving a scholarship from the
National Science Foundation valued at $40,000,
Davis moved to Florida just after her graduation.
She currently resides in Daytona Beach as a
Mechanical Engineering student for high performance
vehicles at Embry-Riddle.
During the first semester at her new school, she
became Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universitys
youngest national student ambassador where she
speaks to multiple middle schools about chasing
their own dreams! She also is a strong ambassador
for females in male-dominated industries.
I speak to multiple middle schools,
specifically to the female students, about chasing
their dreams in FULL throttle and letting them know
that they CAN be smart, its definitely not a
guy thing, as I hear too often from
many of the students. Inspiring and connecting with
young girls at this age as well as women of all
ages is key to increasing the number of females
entering typically male-dominated industries such
as the engineering and racing industries. Making a
change is what I set out to do.
Davis is currently pursuing her professional
career in motorsports with hopes of racing in the
Mazda Road to Indy ladder series late 2011 or
beginning 2012, but is open to each and every
opportunity she has to race anything with an
engine! In 2011 alone, she will have driven and
raced multiple race cars to include: a Pro
Challenge Mustang, Formula 2000, Formula 500,
Formula Enterprise, and Radical.
National Class of USF2000, Collette Davis (#77
TrueCar/One Formula) had a bit more of a rough
start to her season, placing 27th and 31st over the
weekend, including a crash during Race 2. Davis,
who was only scheduled to race at Sebring and St.
Petersburg, retains high hopes of securing funding
for a full season run. We wish her the very
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