Maryeve
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Bio
Birthday: 2/16/82
Hometown Montreal, QE, Canada
Height 5'8
Eye color: Grey
Weight: 130 lbs
Hair: Brunette

Racing Bio


Maryeve grew up in Canada, her dad was a really talented motorcycle racer. Since she was young, she always wanted to race.

Maryeve started riding motocross at the age of 4 years old and, later she was riding a snowmobile. She had her first sports bike at the age of 16 years old, always riding with the boys she was doing wheelies and burn outs - always had something for speed and adrenaline and not scared of anything.

She started go-kart for fun and fell in love with the sports being use to being on a motorcycle she said "I feel very secure, I can go really fast, the risks are less compared with what I did on a motorcycle" and then she enrolled for open wheel classes and started racing.

Maryeve started racing with Espn Russell series and, now the pro star Mazda and did her first race in Montreal grand prix where the series was supporting the formula one race.

One day, by coincidence, I saw an ad for the Hawaiian Tropics contest in the newspaper. I entered just for the fun of it, but ended up winning it, with over 100 girls participating. From there, I went to the national contest in Las Vegas, and to the international division, beating over 35,000 girls from around the world. I won $100,000 in prizes and a modeling contract. I did a promotional tour around the world and was invited to the USO tour, Operation Starlift in Kosovo, Bosnia and Macedonia.

Because of my growing career and increasing offers for modeling, movies, video, print and magazine work, I decided to move to Los Angeles. I worked with Sylvester Stallone, Eddie Murphy, Burt Reynolds, Estella Warren and Ali Landry. You may have seen me on the Price is Right as a "Barker Beauty," E! Television, fashion shows for Elizabeth Rogiani and Frederick's of Hollywood and many others. I am currently working with Zina Provendie, the successful head acting coach of MGM.

Maryeve grew up in Canada, her dad was a really talented motorcycle racer. Since she was young, she always wanted to race.

Maryeve started riding motocross at the age of 4 years old and, later she was riding a snowmobile. She had her first sports bike at the age of 16 years old, always riding with the boys she was doing wheelies and burn outs - always had something for speed and adrenaline and not scared of anything.

Maryeve started racing with Espn Russell series and, now the pro star Mazda and did her first race in Montreal grand prix where the series was supporting the formula one race.

Maryeve's teacher said "she's extremely smooth and fast, makes progress so fast, learns so quick and is really aggressive." So Maryeve started racing with ESPN Russell Series and, now the pro star Mazda and race in Montreal at the grand prix where the series was supporting the formula one race.

Modeling Bio


Maryeve was born in a suburb of the City of Sorel in Quebec, Canada. At the age of 5, she already had a passion for music, the public, and the camera. Early in her career, she won several national lip-sync contests. She then realized her love for performing in front of the audience, and appeared on several TV shows in Quebec. As a teenager, MaryeveI played basketball and studied jazz and modern dance. Growing up in a family of motorcycling fans, sheI began riding at a very young age.

Maryeve enjoyed taking acting classes, and earned awards along the way. After graduating from college, she entered a modeling contest with the FORD modeling agency in Montreal and won. This got her started doing contract modeling work.

One day, by coincidence, Mayeve saw an ad for the Hawaiian Tropics contest in the newspaper. She entered just for the fun of it, but ended up winning it, over 100 other girls participating. From there, she went to the national contest in Las Vegas, and to the international division, beating over 35,000 girls from around the world. She won $100,000 in prizes and a modeling contract. Maryeve did a promotional tour around the world and was invited to the USO tour, Operation Starlift in Kosovo, Bosnia and Macedonia.

Because of Maryeve's growing career and increasing offers for modeling, movies, video, print and magazine work, she decided to move to Los Angeles. There she worked with Sylvester Stalone, Eddie Murphy, Burt Reynolds, Estella Warren and Ali Landry. You may have seen Maryeve on the Price is Right as a "Barker Beauty," E! Television, fashion shows for Elizabeth Rogiani and Frederick's of Hollywood and many others. She is currently working with Zina Provendie, the successful head acting coach of MGM.

Always having goal in her mind is what keeps Maryeve motivated. She loves sports like volleyball, tennis and motor sports like motorcycles, jet skis, go-karts, and motocross. She thrives on the speed and adrenaline those sports produce.

Snippets


My Next race Kansas Oct 7 at 8:30 pm ET live on Speed

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Canadian driver/model was grided 39th of 43 cars for her Nationwide debut and finished 30th.

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Maryeve Dufault started last (39th) at her second ARCA Racing Series start at Talladega and by lap 40 she was 9th. At the end of 94 laps, she finished 12th.

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(TALLADEGA, Ala. - April 16, 2011) - Maryeve Dufault initially qualified third for just her second ARCA Racing Series start, but will start 39th after her No. 12 VR-12 Dodge was found to have failed the post-qualifying inspection.

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She only raced in Formula BMW USA for the two rounds in support of the Canadian Grand Prix (Formula One) and the two Rounds in support of the United States Grand Prix (Formula One). She is a former Miss Hawaiian Tropic International and top-model.

News


Maryeve Dufault earns a top 20 after overcokming engine trouble


The newly repaved Kansas Speedway made for some fast laps for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. For Maryeve Dufault, driving the No. 04 Valvoline NextGen Motor Oil Dodge for Carter 2 Motorsports, C2M, unfortunate engine issues overshadowed her drama free race.

Competing in her third start for C2M, Dufault sported new colors showcasing her latest partnership with Valvoline NextGen Motor Oil. With her new green and white paint scheme, and pink bumper in support Breast Cancer Awareness month, the female driver had high hopes for the ARCA season finale.

“I had higher hopes for this weekend but we were lacking on speed from when we unloaded,” said Dufault, who previously raced for the team at Salem Speedway where she consistently ran in the top 10. “We changed the steering box, which was a big help in the morning but the engine was just starving for speed.”

At a track that reached speeds at 184 mph, the 1.5-mile tri-oval is not a track that a team can afford to be down on speed. The Canadian native had to work her way up through the field after qualifying mid-pack. While the competitive 40-car field proved to be a challenge, Dufault managed to gain seven spots on her starting spot to finish The Kansas Lottery 98.9 in 19th place respectively.

“Overall the team worked really hard and did great pit stops,” said Dufault. “I had my eyes on a top 10 but we brought the car back in one piece at a track that can bite quickly with the new asphalt and high speeds. It was definitely a fun and fast track to race on.”

Owner Roger Carter was very pleased with the teams rebound. “Maryeve had a solid run despite some motor issues. She gave a 100 percent throughout the whole day,” said Carter, “I can’t thank everyone enough for not giving up and making the most out of the situation. We were glad to have such a respectable company such as Valvoline NextGen Motor Oil on our car.”
Source: www.maryeveracing.com/news/article/news_id/33/ary_id/1

Dufaults strong run ends in flared tempers


For the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race at Salem Speedway Maryeve Dufault had her hopes set high. She was rejoining Carter 2 Motorsports, C2M, for the second time this year and was racing at a track that she has come to enjoy. Despite a rough qualifying run the short track lived up to her expectations until a late race run-in.

"We had a such a good run coming from the 27th starting spot and positioned myself in 8th out of the 36 cars after only 60 laps,” said Dufault, driving the No. 04 Dodge. “I didn't qualifiy like I wanted to because we had ran all our practice laps on old tires, but I knew I would move up quickly during the race.”

With running all her practice laps on old tires, Dufault and the C2M crew knew how to set up the car for the long green flag runs that occurred. The strong car was definitely noticeable as the underfunded team consistently ran with the front-runners.

While running on the lead lap in the 11th position halfway through the 200 lap, Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic by Federated Car Care race the hard charging Dufault mistakenly hit the ignition switch while reaching for the fans, cutting off the engine and causing her to lose a lap. Once back up to full speed she strategically placed herself in position for the lucky dog. The team had another set back during the caution on lap 125, when the wrong set of tires were put on the No. 04 Dodge, causing her to make two pit stops during the caution.

“I couldn't believe how good the car was,” said Dufault. “I could go high and low, and when my tires faded away I knew how to adjust my driving from what I learned in practice,” said Dufault, who was saving the last set of sticker tires for a late caution. The team was unfortunately involved in the next caution.

After getting caught up in slower traffic, Dufault tried to carefully maneuver her way around the lap down cars but was struck on the left side by an overly eager lapped down car. The blunt move may have cost the competitor a penalty from the ARCA officials but ended whatever strong run Dufault and the No. 04 team had going for them. The team would finish the night in 23rd position respectively.

“The No. 35 car was a lap down and took me out for no reason on the straight away. The move was so out of no where that it felt intentional, almost like I was his target, because he wasn’t even going for the win,” said a disappointed Dufault. “I am happy that ARCA took it seriously and gave him a penalty but it still ended our night, which was unfortunate for the whole team.”

While the finish was a tough one to swallow for the team, owner Roger Carter couldn’t have been happier with the performance the Canadian driver gave.

“Maryeve did an awesome job,” said Carter. “She showed she has a lot of talent on the racetrack and deserves to be there. To run around 10th position all night at a track like Salem speaks for itself. Maryeve and our team have great chemistry together and we are looking forward to great future success.”

Keep an eye out for the hard charger Dufault as she has an eye full of redemption to make in her next ARCA race.
Source: www.maryeveracing.com/news/article/news_id/18/ary_id/3

Maryeve Dufault participates as a judge on GT Academy 2012


The top 16 virtual racers will fly to the world-renowned Silverstone racing circuit in the UK to participate in a week-long boot camp in August, which will be televised and aired on Spike TV’s GT Academy television series later this year.

MaryeveDufault, along with Danny Sullivan and Boris Said will judge the racers on a variety of criteria. GT Academy North America finalists will be judged and eliminated by an expert panel of racing professionals, based on each competitor’s skills, performance and overall aptitude for the requirements to become a professional racer. The top driver will train under the guidance of professional racing drivers and compete in selected races for a Nissan racing team.

Taking one step closer to possibly becoming a part of a professional race car team, these 16 finalists emerged from a pool of over 400,000 racing hopefuls who competed for a top spot through Gran Turismo 5, battled their way through two days of intense racing, and earned a spot as one of the final 16. Congratulations from Sony, Polyphony Digital and Nissan North America to these truly amazing 16 individuals.
Source: www.maryeveracing.com/news/article/news_id/17/ary_id/4

Results


2011: Drives the No. 12 VR 12-Dodge Motorsports Dodge for Tony Marks Racing. In 14 career ARCA Racing Series starts, Dufault finished a career-best 10th at Chicagoland Speedway. Dufault also finished 12th at Talladega Superspeedway, 12th and 13th at Pocono Raceway and 13th at Salem Speedway. Other finishes include a 18th at Kansas Speedway, 20th at Winchester Speedway, 21st on the New Jersey Motorsports Park road course, 23rd at Toledo Speedway, 24th at Lucas Oil Raceway, 25th at Iowa Speedway and 28th at Daytona Int'l Speedway in her series debut. Finished 16th in driver points. Qualified career-best 15th at Pocono.

NOTABLE: The Canadian-born Dufault discovered a knack for extreme sports at a young age, taking after her brother and father, both motorcycle racers. As a teen, Dufault competed in motocross and advanced to go-karts and open-wheel racing.

Dufault has competed in numerous highly competitive open-wheel car series, like the Pro Mazda Star Series and Formula BMW USA. Dufault has worked as a stunt double - notably, for actress Mircea Monroe in the 2008 movie "Fast Girl" - and done precision driving for Honda, among other major corporations. She considers IndyCar Series driver Alex Tagliani, a fellow Canadian, a mentor.

Dufault made her NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal in 2011. Also made two starts in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series in 2010.

2011 NASCAR Nationwide Race Stats

Date

Track

Start
Finish
Laps
Status

Aug 20

Montreal

39
30
69/74

Running

Sep 9

Richmond

Oct 8

Kansas

Nov 5

Texas

Nov 12

Phoenix

Nov 19

Homestead-Miami


Canadian driver, model set for Nationwide debut.


Quebec native Maryeve Dufault plans on becoming the first Canadian woman to make a Nationwide Series race when she straps on her helmet at her hometown track in this weekend's NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Dufault has been entered in the No. 81 Dodge owned by Pat MacDonald, with sponsorship from the Quebec Dodge Dealers. The car, normally driven by Blake Koch, is inside the top 30 in owner's points, guaranteeing Dufault a starting spot in Saturday's race.

Dufault has one top-10 finish in 12 ARCA Series events so far in 2011. The native of Sorel started motorcross racing as a teenager, then advanced to go-karts and open-wheel cars before making the transition to stock cars in 2010, running two races in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, including a 26th-place finish at Montreal.

Now living in California, the 29-year-old Dufault does modeling and stunt work when she's not behind the wheel of a race car. Her on-screen credits include a stint as co-host for a 2006 TV series called Racin' For A Livin', which lasted one episode. She was also credited with appearing on one episode of The Price Is Right in 2001.
Source: nationwide.nascar.com/nationwide-series/news/110817/maryeve-dufault-montreal-model-driver-stunt-woman/index.html

Maryeve's Latest Modeling News


Lately Maryeve has been busy traveling around the world for different print ads, commercials and Runaway work. Maryeve has signed contracts for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and for the Famous soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. Maryeve has the lead girl for the opening commercial as well as being the head spokes model for the next print campaign for the famous hair care product NIOXIN. Maryeve has just finish the new big commercial for Mandalay Bay's Morea Pool Cast as the lead over 400 girls. In addition to fashion you may have seen Maryeve on the big screen or on TV in the famous show, Monk, or maybe beside Kim Basinger Son in The movie CELLULAR, or the new HBO series produced by actor Mark Walhberg, The Entourage, playing Kevin Dillon's girlfriend or playing Sara Foster's best friend in the movie, The Big Bounce.

Canada (she is a former Miss Hawaiian Tropic International and top-model) She's even on a trading card.

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