Molly
Helmuth

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Molly finished her last race of the season in a Super Late Model. She was enthusiastically announced as the youngest female driver ever to run a Super Late Model at the Evergreen Speedway. That night she was fortunate to be able to race all three of her vehicles in the last race of the season. In 2012 she will be racing the Late Model at Evergreen Speedway

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Molly Helmuth has been racing since the age of 11. She started racing go karts in Washington, Oregon and Canada, competing in various events against some of the fastest drivers in the country. In 2010 at 14 Molly became the youngest driver to compete in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Mini-Stock Division at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash., finishing in the top-five in series points and winning rookie of the year. Helmuth has been invited to attend Phase I of the Lyn Saint James Women in the Winner’s Circle Academy and to take part in the Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle Talent Search Shoot-Out.

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 Security Imaging renews partnership with Molly Helmuth.

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Molly Helmuth Clinches Washington State Rookie of the Year!


High school senior locks up title on championship night at Evergreen Speedway.

17 year old race car driver Molly Helmuth became the youngest female to win the Nascar Rookie of the Year award for the state of Washington racing in the Super Late Model series at Evergreen Speedway on Saturday night.

“We started the season with a brand new race crew but kept our goals high. This is what we were striving for all season and we got it! Helmuth stated”

This was such an amazing and tough year. I couldn’t ask for a better team. crew chief Greg Bennett, mechanics Doug Bennett and Rich Palmer and tire man Toby Jenkins made this all possible.

Helmuth raced in 11 of the 12 races held at Evergreen Speedway this year and finished 8th in points out of 35 drivers. She finished the season with 8 top ten finishes and got her first podium finishing 3rd on September 1st.

“With an average of 20 plus cars entering each event and to finish the season as rookie of the year against some of the best drivers in the NW, now that’s a great accomplishment!” said Molly”.

Winning the Washington state rookie of the year will get Molly an invite to the Nascar Whelen awards dinner to be held in North Carolina in December and she looks forward to be in the company of Doug & Traci Hobbs owners of Evergreen Speedway.
Source: femaleracingnews.com/circle_track/molly-helmuth-clinches-washington-state-rookie-of-the-year/

Molly Helmuth invited to attend prestigious Lyn St. James Racing Academy


There were no Monday morning blues this week for Molly Helmuth.

Just days after wrapping up her Rookie of the Year season in the Foster Press Mini-Stock division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash., the 15-year-old racer from Seattle was invited by legendary IndyCar driver Lyn St. James to attend Phase I of the prestigious Women in the Winner’s Circle Academy this Nov. 19-21 in Phoenix.

Established in 1994 as an extension of James’ Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation, the Academy has been attended by more than 230 women from around the country including current IndyCar and NASCAR star Danica Patrick, NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car driver Melanie Troxel and Natalie Sather, the 2009 Rookie of the Year in the Super Late Model division at Evergreen Speedway.

Covering an entire year including three invitation-only on-site sessions, the complete driver academy “is the most comprehensive educational and training program of its kind for talented women race drivers who aspire to the professional levels of motorsports” according to James’ website (www.lynstjames.com). On-site sessions are designed to help participants improve their physical and mental preparedness (Phase I), their understanding of business and media affairs (Phase II), and their technical skills while driving various racing vehicles (Phase III). Drivers are expected to use the tools gained in on-site sessions to complete outside assignments.

In 1992 James became the first woman to win Rookie of the Year honors at the Indianapolis 500, the first of seven starts she made in that prestigious race. She has also driven in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and twice won the 24 Hours of Daytona. She was named one of the “Top-100 Women Athletes of the Century” by Sports Illustrated for Women and one of “The 350 Women Who Changed the World Between 1976-1996” by Working Woman. She served as president of the Women’s Sports Foundation from 1990-93, and founded the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation in 1994.

Helmuth began racing karts in 2006 and has competed in the Northwest Rotax Series throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada. When NASCAR lowered the age limit to 14 for the 2010 season, she entered the Mini-Stock division with a front-wheel drive Volkswagen Corrado. Racing against drivers twice her age, Helmuth became a fan favorite by bumping, passing, spinning out and crashing as she learned how to handle and race her car.

The youngest driver to ever win Rookie of the Year honors in the Mini-Stock division at Evergreen Speedway, Helmuth finished the 2010 season No. 5 (of 31) in the series standings. She also won a trophy dash in August at Idaho’s Stateline Stadium Speedway while racing with the Northwest Outlaws Series.

In addition to participating in Phase I of the Women in the Winner’s Circle Academy — and hoping to get invited back for Phases II and III — Helmuth will continue racing karts and is planning on driving a rear-wheel drive Ford Mustang in Evergreen Speedway’s Mini-Stock division next season.

Security Imaging renews partnership with Molly Helmuth


NASCAR Whelen All-American Series rookie of the year Molly Helmuth is pleased to announce the continuation of her partnership with Security Imaging Corporation.

The Seattle company was the 15-year-old’s primary sponsor during her inaugural season racing in the Mini-Stock division at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash., and will continue to support her throughout the 2011 racing season

We’re proud to support an up-and-coming young female driver, but from a business standpoint it is also a great fit for our company,” said Emily Dick, senior account manager. “Security Imaging is a leader in online sales of badge holders, lanyards, photo ID card printers, wristbands and other products used throughout the racing community.”

In business since 1996, Security Imaging has the largest supply of photo ID supplies on the Internet and past and current customers include corporations, military, government, schools and universities, and large and small businesses across the United States and internationally.

The online catalog at www.securityimaging.com displays just a portion of the products available from the company, and customers are encouraged to contact the Security Imaging staff with questions or to request a particular item. Many of the products Security Imaging sells can be customized, making them a low-cost and effective method for marketing in addition to meeting an operational need.

“Tracks, traveling series and race teams all over the country are already purchasing our products,” said Dick. “We hope they’ll ask themselves, ‘Why not purchase from this company that is supporting a young female driver?’”

The announcement is the latest in a string of good news for Molly Helmuth, who was recently invited by legendary IndyCar driver Lyn St. James to attend Phase I of the prestigious Women in the Winner’s Circle Academy Nov. 19-21 in Phoenix. Prior to that the Seattle native will take part — again by invitation — in the Talent Search Shoot-Out held by Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle, a NASCAR-focused racing career development program.

Behind the scenes, a Ford Mustang is being prepared for Helmuth’s sophomore season racing in the Mini-Stock Division at Evergreen Speedway. She also plans on driving a four-cylinder late-model in select events held by the Northwest Pro4 Alliance series and racing her kart whenever possible.

Helmuth began racing karts in 2006 and has competed in the Northwest Rotax Series throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada. When NASCAR lowered the age limit to 14 for the 2010 season, she entered the Mini-Stock division with a front-wheel drive Volkswagen Corrado. Racing against drivers twice her age, Helmuth became a fan favorite by bumping, passing, spinning out and crashing as she learned how to handle and race her car.

The youngest driver to ever win Rookie of the Year honors in the Mini-Stock division at Evergreen Speedway, Helmuth finished the 2010 season No. 5 (of 31) in the series standings. She also won a trophy dash in August at Idaho’s Stateline Stadium Speedway while racing with the Northwest Outlaws Series.

Molly Helmuth invited to attend prestigious Lyn St. James Racing Academy


There were no Monday morning blues this week for Molly Helmuth.

Just days after wrapping up her Rookie of the Year season in the Foster Press Mini-Stock division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash., the 15-year-old racer from Seattle was invited by legendary IndyCar driver Lyn St. James to attend Phase I of the prestigious Women in the Winner’s Circle Academy this Nov. 19-21 in Phoenix.

Established in 1994 as an extension of James’ Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation, the Academy has been attended by more than 230 women from around the country including current IndyCar and NASCAR star Danica Patrick, NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car driver Melanie Troxel and Natalie Sather, the 2009 Rookie of the Year in the Super Late Model division at Evergreen Speedway.

Covering an entire year including three invitation-only on-site sessions, the complete driver academy “is the most comprehensive educational and training program of its kind for talented women race drivers who aspire to the professional levels of motorsports” according to James’ website (www.lynstjames.com). On-site sessions are designed to help participants improve their physical and mental preparedness (Phase I), their understanding of business and media affairs (Phase II), and their technical skills while driving various racing vehicles (Phase III). Drivers are expected to use the tools gained in on-site sessions to complete outside assignments.

In 1992 James became the first woman to win Rookie of the Year honors at the Indianapolis 500, the first of seven starts she made in that prestigious race. She has also driven in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and twice won the 24 Hours of Daytona. She was named one of the “Top-100 Women Athletes of the Century” by Sports Illustrated for Women and one of “The 350 Women Who Changed the World Between 1976-1996” by Working Woman. She served as president of the Women’s Sports Foundation from 1990-93, and founded the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation in 1994.

Helmuth began racing karts in 2006 and has competed in the Northwest Rotax Series throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada. When NASCAR lowered the age limit to 14 for the 2010 season, she entered the Mini-Stock division with a front-wheel drive Volkswagen Corrado. Racing against drivers twice her age, Helmuth became a fan favorite by bumping, passing, spinning out and crashing as she learned how to handle and race her car.

The youngest driver to ever win Rookie of the Year honors in the Mini-Stock division at Evergreen Speedway, Helmuth finished the 2010 season No. 5 (of 31) in the series standings. She also won a trophy dash in August at Idaho’s Stateline Stadium Speedway while racing with the Northwest Outlaws Series.

In addition to participating in Phase I of the Women in the Winner’s Circle Academy — and hoping to get invited back for Phases II and III — Helmuth will continue racing karts and is planning on driving a rear-wheel drive Ford Mustang in Evergreen Speedway’s Mini-Stock division next season.

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