Renee
Dupuis

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 Renee plans on running ONLY select races on the 2011 NASCAR WMT schedule. Dates will be announced when information becomes available.

 

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Renee began her racing career, at four and a half years of age, in the Quarter Midget ranks. During ten impressive years, she collected countless victories, set six track records and was the recipient of five ‘Driver of the Year’ awards. At the age of 15, Renee moved into a Pro Four Modified. In her six years in Pro Fours, she secured several feature wins and the 1994 Championship.

In 1996 Renee advanced to the NASCAR Modified division at the now defunct Riverside Park Speedway. To her credit, she earned the 1996 ‘Rookie of the Year’ award, as well as seven ‘Most Popular Driver’ honors. On April 24, 1999 Renee became the first and only female in Riverside’s 51-year history to record a NASCAR Modified feature event victory. In 2000, Renee was inducted into two separate sports exhibits in the ‘Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future’ – an official Smithsonian Institution affiliate.

In early 2001, Renee was sidelined with injuries sustained in a violent SK Modified accident. After a lengthy recovery, in what was her only Featherlite Modified Series, NASCAR Touring appearance of 2001, Renee came back by qualifying to the outside pole position – bested only by the defending Series Champion.

For 2002 and 2003 she competed with the NASCAR FMS in the No. 25 cars fielded by owners William Woodman and Gary Cretty. In her first full year with the Series, Dupuis earned the 21st position in the points battle - out of 99 drivers. More telling, she finished second in the highly-competitive ‘Rookie of the Year’ battle. In 2003, Dupuis showed improvement and became the first female to ever record a top-ten finish in the 19-year history of the Series.

For 2004, Renee again ran with the FMS with owner William Woodman. Throughout the year, Dupuis campaigned the number 90 machine – a number she has competed with since the age of five. During the season. Renee qualified in the top-10 and had several strong runs, enabling her to earn a 20th place points finish (out of approximately 90 drivers). For 2005, Dupuis will again team with Woodman to compete in the full NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule.

A native of Connecticut, Renee is a lifelong resident of Glastonbury. In 1995 she graduated with honors from the University of Connecticut. Away from the track, Renee enjoys horse back riding.
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