In an unconventional twist, Ashley’s interest in fast cars first blossomed due to drag racing. She has won many championships to show her skill and experience as a race car driver, with her dad being a racer too.
In fact, the two would turn out to be the first father and daughter race car drivers to compete against each other in an official race! Funnily enough, she has been featured on the automotive show, “Driving Force” which also happens to be her middle name!
Besides being a known journalist, Denise is also one of the world's most accomplished female race car drivers. She had many trophies under her belt, including winning the 1961 Sebring 12 Hours GT and the Copa Damas during the Grand Prix Venezuela.
Her earliest winnings include the Nassau Ladies Race 1 in 1956 and the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Ladies Race in 1957. Her career as a journalist focusing on automotive also earned her many awards. In 2001, she was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.
Odette Siko is a female race car driver who likes to keep on going despite the numerous risks to herself from her career. During the 1933 24hrs of Le Mans, her Alfa Romeo started to burn up after an accident, but she tried to put out the fire to get back into the race.
Her career eventually ended due to the World War, but despite this, she still has standing records in endurance and speed on the Yacco Speed Trials. She is also the woman with the highest Le Mans finishers!
Simona de Silvestro
Simona is a swiss race car driver who has garnered a lot of attention for her winnings and the nicknames she earned throughout her racing career. With titles such as "The Iron Maiden" and "The Swiss Miss," she had definitely earned her spot as one of the world's top racers.
She is very respected in the racing scene, alluding to her wins in the many races she participated in. The racer is still active in the racing and motorsport scene, so she's likely to put more trophies on her shelf.
Christina Nielsen is a Danish driver who happens to be the daughter of Lars-Erik Nielsen, a fellow racing hero. Her most well-known achievement as a driver is being the first woman to win a WeatherTech sportsCar championship.
Throughout her racing career, her skills have held up throughout her many tournaments, winning second place in her first season at IMSA. In 2016, she also participated in the 12 Hours of Sebring, along with four podium finishes throughout the same year.