SANCTIONING BODIES/SERIES

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

Deanna Flanagan

SCCA Director, Road Racing

Hometown | Residence:
Topeka, KS | Topeka, KS

First Year in Racing: 2002

Greatest Accomplishment:
Oversee event operations and logistics planning for the SCCA Runoffs, the largest road racing event in the U.S.

Advice:
If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

Teresa Hanken

Teresa Hanken

Secretary of the meet at SRO Motorsports Group

Hometown | Residence:
Oregon City, OR | Oregon City, OR

First Year in Racing: 2000

Greatest Accomplishment:
Secretary of the Meet

Advice:
Live life to the fullest, you only get one.

Michelle Kish

Andersen Promotions COO

Hometown | Residence:
River Vale, NJ | Palmetto, FL

First Year in Racing: 1992

Greatest Accomplishment:
Being a part of building the Road to Indy ladder system alongside my father

Advice:
Any organization is only as good as its people. To be successful in any business you need to build a team of dedicated people and give them room to grow. It’s all about the people.

Vicki O'Connor

Vicki O'Connor

President Pro-Motion Agency, Ltd.

Hometown | Residence:
Highland Park, IL | Carmel, IN

First Year in Racing: 1968

Greatest Accomplishment:
The Atlantic Championship Series

Advice:
You can do anything you set your mind out to do and accomplish.

Rebecca Rawski

IMSA, Senior Manager

Hometown | Residence:
Jacksonville, FL | Daytona Beach, FL

First Year in Racing: 2013

Greatest Accomplishment:
Working with a team to continue to organize, execute and continue to deliver a phenomenal race experience for partners & fans in 2020-2021.

Advice:
Knowledge is power. Take the time to ask questions, learn and understand areas of the business that you may not have direct influence, responsibility or oversight of.

Kristen Wentzell

NHRA VP National Event Marketing

Hometown | Residence:
St. Paul, MN | Rancho Cucamonga, CA

First Year in Racing: 2012

Greatest Accomplishment:
Working alongside a talented leadership team at NHRA to bring drag racing and family entertainment back to fans in the safest ways possible after the pandemic outbreak.

Advice:
Never stop learning!

Sydney Yagel

Parella Motorsports Holdings, Vice President of Event Operations

Hometown | Residence:
Cypress, TX | Brownsburg, IN

First Year in Racing: 2007

Greatest Accomplishment:
Recognition in the FIA Women in Motorsports Careers Booklet

Advice:
When things get hard, you have the strength and knowledge to get through it. Take a deep breath, and this too shall pass.