Thursday, April 25, 2013

Driver Spotlight: Dominique VanWieringen

Dominique VanWieringen

Dominique got her start in racing early in life. She raced Motocross from age the age of 5 through 12. At the age of 12 she moved over to Kart racing. She made the big jump to racing full bodied cars at the age of 15. For the 2013 racing season her main focus will be the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Series as well as driving the Outlaw Super Late model and Open-Wheeled Modified cars. Her racing will take her from Michigan to Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri.

There are many aspects of racing that Dominique loves. "Racing has a lot of characteristics that make me really love it. The speed and G forces are adrenaline pumping and I love pushing to go faster. I also love that racing is always new and different and no race is ever the same," she stated."

Dominique's parents have both been very supportive of her career and she has accomplished many things that have made them very proud. The highlight of her racing career was winning the Outlaw Super Late Model championship at Springport Motor Speedway becoming the first woman to earn an Outlaw Super Late Model title.

Dominique has great admiration for Danica Patrick. She feels that Danica's achievements in the world of racing have opened many doors for girls and women aspiring to compete in the sport of racing. Dominique has high hopes for her racing career. "My ultimate goal is to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and be the first woman to win a race and championship in the highest level of stock car racing," she explained.

Every smart person has a plan "B" and Dominique is no different. After completing high school this year she will be heading down south this fall to begin her studies in Mechanical Engineering (with a minor in Motorsports Engineering) at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

To follow Dominique VanWieringen's career visit her website: or Facebook Page

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