Sierra
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Completed Phase 1 of Lyn St James' Driver Development Program in Phoenix, AZ. Will return in March for Phase 2 - 11/29/09

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Bio
Results
Schedule

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Bio

Birthdate: 11/26/92
Birth Place San Diego, CA
Current Home Base West Edmeston, NY
Occupaton: Student
Hobbies: Snowmobiling, Four-Wheeling, School Sports
Favorite NASCAR Driver: Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt, Jr
Favorite food: BBQ
Favorite Movie: I Am Sam.
Who started you: step-dad & mom put me in go-kart age 11
Biggest influence: parents
Women you admire: Danica Patrick, Sarah Fisher, Jessica Zemken
Father's Thoughts: He's my biggest fan
Your encouragement to others: Don't let yourself become intidated by the men
Learn about us: googled 'women in racing'

14 year old sprint car driver. 2007 Central New York Minisprints Rookie of the Year and 2007 Whip City Speedway Rookie of the year in a 1200cc winged sprint car. Youngest female driver ever to win a feature event in a 1200cc, beating Erin Crocker's record on Sept 1, 2007 at Whip City. Started in karts...50 wins in 3 years, 4 track championships in 3 years, rookie of the year. 2008 will move to 305 winged sprint car in CRSA Series in Northeast and also will move towards latter part of the year to 360 sprint car in ESS and ASCS series in preparation for full time move in 2009. Member of Future Stars in Racing Academy headed by Rolph Schn

Sierra as been racing for 4 years. She is a 9th grade student at Clinton Central HS in Clinton, NY. She is a member of National Honor Society, is on the high honor roll, makes straight A's and takes all honors courses. She volunteers one night a week at Harding Nursing Home in Waterville, NY. Off season hobbies include snowmobiling, skiing, travelling, 4-wheeling, swimming & reading. We have an understanding with Sierra...she makes all A's & B's at school and we keep her in a racecar. Sierra is a member of The Future Stars in Racing Academy based out of Charlotte, NC and headed by Rolfe Schnur. See www.futurestarsinracing.com

Results

 2004

Age 11: 1st year racing go-karts
Rookie of the Year
2nd place points champion

2005

Age 12 - Raced Junior I & Junior II go-karts
Montanero Cup Winner @ Dodge City Speedway
Track Champion in BOTH classes raced

2006

Age 13 - Raced Junior II & Junior II Pro go-karts @ Dodge Cith Speedway in Cobleskill, NY

Thunder in the Valley Series Champion
Track Champion in BOTH Junior II & Junior II Pro at Dodge City Speedway
WKA Northeast National Series-3rd Place points

2007 - Age 14

1st year racing 1200cc MiniSprint
Raced full season with Central New York MiniSprints (CNYMS) See www.cnyms.com
CNYMS Rookie of the Year 2007/finished top 10 in points
Also raced limited schedule (7 races) at Whip Cith Speedway in Westfield, MA
2007 Whip City Speedway Rookie of the Year

2008: Raced an ASA Late Model car at Adirondack International Speedway in New Bremen, NY. Multiple top 10 finishes as a Rookie in 2008 and after missing the 1st 3 races of the year (motor trouble) still managed to finish as Rookie of the Year runner up.

2009
Teamed up with Lee Gill Racing as a Development Driver & enjoyed multiple Top 10 and Top 5 Finishes. Best finish in 2009 was 2nd place, finishing right behind National ASA Champion, Tommy Cloce.

This year, I have been invited to be a Development Driver for the Lyn St. James Driver Development Program & just returned from Phoenix, AZ where I completed Phase 1 of the training. Will be returning in March for Phase 2, again in Phoenix, AZ. Currently working with Core Performance & Athlete's Performance to help maximize my physical training to compete in bigger cars.

Plans for the 2010

Continue short track Late Model program, but moving to a NASCAR sanctioned track...probably Lake Erie. Also, I have teamed up with Team LaCross MotorSports in Tully, NY to compete in several ARCA Re/Max races. Will start with 1/2 mile short track events, then move to mile long. Planning on 6 ARCA races in 2010 so that I retain my Rookie status if I get the opportunity to race a full season in 2011.

In preparation, I will be attending Andy Hillenburg's Advanced Short Track Driver Development Program in the spring. This is held at Rockingham. Just a side note...At age 17, I will be the YOUNGEST FEMALE DRIVER to ever compete in a NASCAR ARCA Re/Max event.

Also planning to apply to the Drive for Diversity Program in 2010. Gonna be busy...gonna win some races...gonna learn a LOT and gonna have some FUN!!

Other Accomplishments:

50 go-kart wins in 3 years of racing

1st WIN in a 1200cc MiniSprint on Sept 1, 2007 at age 14 at Whip City Speedway, beating Erin Crocker's record to become the youngest female driver ever to win a feature event in a MiniSprint car

Schedule

I am the only female driver in any class @ Adirondack Int'L Speedway & the 1st & only female to tour with the CRSA Sprint tour in 2008. I sold both of my 1200cc MiniSprint Cars & we bought a full size 305 Sprint Car and an Asphalt Late Model Car. I will be racing the 305 Sprint car touring throughout the NorthEast with the CRSA RaceSaver Series. Also plan to put a 360 motor in the car by mid-late season & pick up a few races with the ASCS Patriots & the Empire Super Sprints. This will also be my 1st year in my new Asphalt Late Model car...will be racing @ Adirondack Int\'l Speedway on Saturday nights starting May 17th & going thru Sept 6th, 2008. Should be a big year, lots to learn & always moving forward to what's next..

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Sierra will be racing the 305 Sprint car touring throughout the NorthEast with the CRSA RaceSaver Series. Also plan to put a 360 motor in the car by mid-late season and pick up a few races with the ASCS Patriots & the Empire Super Sprints. This will also be her first year in her new Asphalt Late Model car.

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Sierra will be making about 1/2 of the Bud Lite 12 Pack indoor minisprint races this winter at Mototown USA in Windsor, CT Weather (4 hour travel time each way) will play a factor and family activities like skiing and a trip to Eastern Carribean will interfere with schedule at times. Sierra will also be going to the Nationals in Indiana in the spring.

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