Miss-Fire Julia L!
Julia Landauer knew she wanted to be a professional car racer by the time she was 12 years old. She caught the racing bug at age 10 in go-karts and transitioned from karts to racecars at age 13, when she joined the Skip Barber Racing Series, and made history at age 14, as the youngest and first female driving champion of that series. She never looked back.
She’s also raced Formula BMW, Ford Focus Midgets — where she won in her first season. While holding a NASCAR license Julia raced in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and is now winning in the U.S. Legend Cars Series in California and New York.
At the end of high school Julia knew that she would benefit from a college education, both personally and professionally. In June she will graduate from Stanford University with a B.S. in Science, Technology and Society. Having always been fascinated by the human-machine interaction at the heart of racecar driving, Julia wants other people to experience that thrill. She is taking an interdisciplinary approach to her education to better understand the many ways that people can utilize technology to make their lives better. She is developing JLR as a platform to then implement technological advancements for the masses.
The next step is to move to Charlotte, North Carolina to integrate with the NASCAR world and continue pursuing her dream of becoming the first woman to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
Can Nice Girls Win (Races)?: Julia Landauer at TEDxStanford