ENGINEERING/MECHANICS

Representatives for Women in Motorsports North America include the following individuals:

Angela Ashmore

Assistant Engineer, Chip Ganassi Racing

Hometown | Residence:
Coopersville, MI | Indianapolis, IN

First Year in Racing: 2012

Greatest Accomplishment:
Writing a fuel strategy tool which helped me to my first two career wins in 2021.

Advice:
Don’t be a victim. Meaning: your circumstances do not dictate your future. You have control of your own attitude, work ethic, words, and choices.

Alba Lynnette Colon

Hendrick Motorsports Director of Competition Systems

Hometown | Residence:
Mayaguez, PR | Huntersville, NC

First Year in Racing: 1994

Greatest Accomplishment:
Mentoring the next generation of motorsports professionals.

Advice:
Never give up. The best things in life take hard work, commitment and passion.

Madison Conrad

Powertrain Reliability Specialist
at Roush Yates Engines

Hometown | Residence:
Albuquerque, NM | Mooresville, NC

First Year in Racing: 2016

Greatest Accomplishment:
2018 NASCAR Cup Series Championship

Advice:
Never underestimate how far your work ethic and attitude can take you. Hard work and a positive attitude know NO gender.

Lauren Elkins

Lauren Elkins

The Elkins Group, LLC, Vice President

Hometown | Residence:
Rolling Hills Estates, CA | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

First Year in Racing: 2004

Greatest Accomplishment:
Winning back to back championships in LMP1 with Muscle Milk – Pickett Racing.

Advice:
Integrity matters…in data & in life.

Gracie Hackenberg

Damper Engineer/Tire Changer at Arrow McLaren SP

Hometown | Residence:
Gainesville, FL | Indianapolis, IN

First Year in Racing: 2012

Greatest Accomplishment:
Going over the wall for the first time (2021 Mid-Ohio IndyCar race) as an outside rear tire changer.

Advice:
Discipline, work ethic, and passion are the most important attributes race teams are looking for in young people, your skill set and experience will come with time.

Nicole Rotondo

Nicole Rotondo

IndyCar Trackside Powertrain Support Engineer for Honda Performance Development

Hometown | Residence:
Middletown, NJ | Livonia, MI

First Year in Racing: 2012

Greatest Accomplishment:
Securing our first 2 wins for Marcus Ericsson and Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2021 Indycar Season.

Advice:
Be genuine in all that you do; in your passion, in your interests, in your learning and your failures, and in your interactions with others. In my experience, those who show up eager to learn rather than with something to prove tend to earn more respect in our field.

Nicole Stout

Goodyear Racing, Sportscar Design and Development Engineer

Hometown | Residence:
Sagamore Hills, OH | Sagamore Hills, OH

First Year in Racing: 2013

Greatest Accomplishment:
First female Sportscar Design and Development Engineer for Goodyear Racing

Advice:
Do whatever job that needs to be done in order to ensure the success of the team.

Lauren Sullivan

Team Penske - Engineering and Team Logistics Coordinator for IndyCar

Hometown | Residence:
Walnut, CA | Mooresville, NC

First Year in Racing: 1999

Greatest Accomplishment:
Supporting the first female-forward IndyCar team, Paretta Autosport, at the Indianapolis 500 as a performance engineer.

Advice:
Everyone is taught the same thing in school; therefore, on paper, everyone looks the same. What you learn outside the classroom is your leverage.

Lizzie Todd

Andretti Autosport, Systems Engineer

Hometown | Residence:
Vail, CO | Indianapolis, IN

First Year in Racing: 2017

Greatest Accomplishment:
Getting my first full time job in racing!

Advice:
Ask Questions!!! All the time, about everything!

Tatjana Ziemer

Sonoma Raceway; Kart Track Marshal and Mechanic and CEO of Never Lift Consulting

Hometown | Residence:
Sebastopol, CA | Walnut Creek, CA

First Year in Racing: 2016

Greatest Accomplishment:
Becoming a finalist for the 2021 Formula Woman Racing competition.

Advice:
Drivers need three things – control, vision, and determination. Speed is a byproduct of the three.