Meet the 2014 Sonoma Raceway Girls! You'll see them at all of our major events this season, as well as many of our off-site promotions. Don't miss your chance to have your picture taken with them! 



Here's the 411 on 2014 Sonoma Raceway Girls!! 

Name: Mariah 

Hometown: I was born in Huntsville, Alabama, but I grew up in beautiful Sonoma County!

Education: Ursuline High School and Santa Rosa Junior College

Hobbies: Bowling, Laser tag, Baking, Traveling.... I love trying new things!

Most Influential Person in Your Life: 
My parents! My dad is the smartest, funniest, most talented person I've ever met, and he holds our family together. My mom is so kind, supportive, beautiful, funny and open minded. I would hang out with them even if I wasn't related to them! (Also, my dad has Justin Bieber hair. So cool.)

Favorite Racing Series:
I love NHRA. NASCAR is a close second, but the feeling of being up close and personal as the dragsters start up their engines is so exciting! It is so cool to feel your whole body vibrate and to experience the sound and feeling of that power, I absolutely love it.

Favorite Driver/Rider:
My favorite driver seems to change every year, but I think this year it is Danica Patrick. I love to see women in extreme sports. It's a reminder that we can ride with the big boys and kick some butt!

Dream Car/Current Car:
I currently drive a Toyota Camry, but my family is big on old cars. We have a Datsun 240Z and a Porsche 928 back home, and they are the coolest to drive! My dream car has to be a red convertible '67 Mustang.

Who or what got you interested in racing?
My agent, Ann Asiano from Umbrella Girls USA, introduced me to the racing world five years ago and I immediately fell in love. The excitement, the speed, the noise, the power and the passionate fans completely captured me... I've been involved ever since! 

What Do You Bring to the Sonoma Raceway Girls:
I hope that I bring fun, humor and good memories to all of the fans! I love interacting with people, especially those who are so excited and passionate about racing. I feel that I walk away from each race with new friends. I want to help provide an unforgettable experience! I also want to be a good spokesperson for the raceway by being approachable, welcoming, polite and FUN!

5 Things You Should Know About Me:

  1. I love bacon. On everything. 
  2. I can moonwalk.
  3. I am Japanese, French, and German.
  4. I live in Los Angeles, but my heart is in Sonoma.
  5. I keep a T-Rex costume in the trunk of my car at all times.
     

Name: Melissa 

Hometown: Sacramento, Ca

Education: Currently studying marketing as my major and business as my minor

Hobbies: Make-up artist, jokester, spending time with my animals

Most Influential Person in Your Life: My mom and dad, they support me through everything.

Favorite Racing Series: NASCAR

Favorite Driver/Rider: Danica Patrick

Dream Car/Current Car: Mercedes G class, 2013 Honda Civic

Who or what got you interested in racing? My dad took me to races and car shows growing up.

What Do You Bring to the Sonoma Raceway Girls: My sarcasm and humor with a constant smile.

5 Things You Should Know About Me:

  1. I love animals
  2. I'm an only child
  3. I love makeup, but never wear it
  4. I've been in a relationship for six years
  5. I’m a goober
     

Name: Stephanie 

Hometown: Alamo, Ca

Education: Bachelor of Science Public Health, Minor Education - University of Las Vegas Nevada (UNLV)

Hobbies: Cycling, Running, Snow Boarding, Helping my Dad with his Classic Race Cars, watching any form of auto racing.

Most Influential Person in Your Life: My Dad.  We went through the motorcycle school together, and his passion for cars rubbed off on me.

Favorite Driver/Rider: Dale Earnhardt Jr. ,  Marco Andretti,  Danica Patrick 

Dream Car/Current Car: Bugatti Veyron. My current car is a 2013 Nissan Rogue

Who or what got you interested in racing
My Dad.  He loves all forms of motorsport and you can find him in front of the TV most race days.   He restored and raced a Huffaker-built vintage1960 BMC Formula Junior.  Presently, he is restoring a 1970 Chevrolet Step Side pick-up truck. 

What Do You Bring to the Sonoma Raceway Girls:  
I bring energy and a personable attitude; complemented by my love of motorsports and the excitement that racing brings to the moment.

5 Things You Should Know About Me: 

  1. I am a total jock and competed for four years on the Division 1 UNLV track team specializing in High Jump.
  2. I now coach Track and Field at my old High School.
  3. I have three sisters.
  4. I am very energetic and silly, and I can be goofy.
  5. I am currently a substitute teacher and want to be a ninth grade Health teacher in the future.
     

Name: Cina 

Hometown: San Lorenzo, Ca

Education: UC Davis. Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Double minor in Law and Education.

Hobbies: Extreme sports, water sports, traveling, dancing, eating & laughing.

Most Influential Person in Your Life: My mom and dad

Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP, NASCAR 

Favorite Driver/Rider: Ricky Bobby (ha ha)

Dream Car/Current Car: Tesla S, Lamborghini Gallardo

Who or what got you interested in racing? The speed and adrenaline.

What Do You Bring to the Sonoma Raceway Girls: The party!! And, a fun, positive attitude. J

5 Things You Should Know About Me:

  1. I am bilingual
  2.  I interned at the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
  3.  I live on a Native American reservation
  4.  I love comfort food, candy, and any kind of potatoes. (French fries, hash browns, fully loaded baked potatoes)
  5.  I have a motorcycle permit & my private pilot aviation certificate.

 


Name: Sahar 

Hometown: San Mateo, Ca

Hobbies: Extreme sports, hiking with my Jack Russell Terrier, local concerts

Most Influential Person in my life: My mother 

Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP

Favorite Driver/Rider: Jimmie Johnson/Nicky Hayden

Dream Car/Current Car: 2012 Aston Martin DBS/2008 Audi A4

Who or what got you interested in racing? I was tired of riding as the passenger, so I finally got my M1 license and now I have a need for speed!

What Do You Bring to the Sonoma Raceway Girls: As a Sonoma Raceway girl I bring plenty of energy, dedication, a vivacious persona and a sense of humor. 

5 Things You Should Know About Me:

  1. I have six tattoos and 13 piercings.
  2. I ride dirt bikes and Supermoto.
  3. I love horror films.
  4. I'm very animated.
  5. I'm a candy junkie. 

  


Name: Fannie 

Hometown: Healdsburg, Ca

Education: Healdsburg High School Class of  2010! And Santa Rosa Junior College, where I studied Early Childhood Education.

Hobbies: Dancing! I did ballet for 16 years, jazz for 12 and hip hop for 11 years. And riding dirt bikes or quads.  Going with my friends every weekend to ride is so much fun!

Most Influential Person in Your Life:
Hands down, my mother. I don’t know where I would be without her by my side. She has definitely shown me the right path in life, she is the best role model out there! Not only is she my mom, but she’s my best friend.

Favorite Racing Series: NHRA for sure! Love the sound of the drags, it’s such an adrenaline rush!

Favorite Driver/Rider: 
Courtney Force! Have to love the fact she’s a woman racer, super talented and beautiful! Not to mention Funny Cars are awesome!

Dream Car/Current Car:
My dream car…TRUCK…would be a new Tacoma! Either white or charcoal, black rims, big tires, lift kit, tinted windows, the works! That would be awesome!

Who or what got you interested in racing?
My family definitely got me into racing. My dad was always watching NASCAR and my mom is a big NHRA fan, so it’s always been a part of my life and definitely my weekends! I really got into MotoGP, Supercross and Motocross a few years ago and now anything on wheels and with a motor is pretty much all I think about!

What Do You Bring to the Sonoma Raceway Girls:
I’ve grown up in Sonoma County so the racetrack has always been a big part of where I’m from! Not only am I a huge racing fan, but as a younger girl I’ve always looked up to the Track Girls. When I’d go to the track with my family, they would be a role model to me. To be able to be a role model for the next generation of young girls, and to represent Sonoma Raceway, well that is definitely an honor.

5 Things You Should Know About Me:

  1. My first vehicle was a ’94 Chevy Silverado 4x4 and it was my baby!!
  2. Rode quads when I was younger, and I have been riding dirt bikes for a while now.
  3. I absolutely love country music! Anything from Conway Twitty and Merle Haggard to Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton!
  4. My favorite show is Sons of Anarchy.
  5. I would TOTALLY be on that reality show called Redneck Island!

 


Name: Cacia 

Hometown: LaVerne, Ca

Education: Bonita High & Utah Valley University

Hobbies: Hiking, camping, fitness, cooking, photography, quading, service projects, traveling, drawing, weight lifting, eating

Most Influential Person in Your Life: My son, Matix! He is my best friend, inspiration, and biggest fan. He’s the meaning to life wrapped up in one little person.

Favorite Racing Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Favorite Driver/Rider: Jimmie Johnson! He’s an amazing driver, from California, and he has a beard (most of the time). What’s not to love!

Dream Car/Current Car: My dream car has always been a ’57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible, candy-apple red.

Who or what got you interested in racing? 
Danica Patrick was who initially got me interested in racing. Aside from the many records she has set as a woman in this industry, she is a great example of independence, perseverance, and dedication.

What Do You Bring to the Sonoma Raceway Girls:
My sense of humor, passion for life, carefree spirit, and Southern Cali charm.

5 Things You Should Know About Me:

  1. I’m a huge prankster
  2. I learned to surf when I was 12, and have even surfed with seals!
  3. I am the middle of five kids, and have an awesome one of my own.
  4. I’m ambidextrous.
  5. I adore animals, I’ve rescued several and plan to have lots of land one day filled with rescues.