Reyes's debut in autoracing was at the age of 10, as her father´s co-driver in the Mexico-Cuernavaca Rally. In 1991, she started officially as a driver at the age of 14 in a regional championship on a tubular VW Beetle. There were 35 drivers at the championship, she was the only woman and finished in the Top 5 and as "Rookie of the Year".
In 1992, Reyes took part in the GT II series, the National Resistance Championship, she participated in 2, 4, 6, 12 and 24 hour races. At her first 12 hour race, she finished 6th out of 30 drivers, and she placed 11th in the championship standings.
Reyes was upgraded to the GT III series in 1993, and finished in the top 10 in each race, for a finish of 9th place in the championship. She won the "Sport Merit Award," an annual award from the Government in Pachuca, Hidalgo.
1995: Continues at the GT III series, where she wins several podiums. In July, she was invited to represent Mexico in the "3rd Shell´s Grand Prix Series" at El Salvador, in the Super-Tourism Series. She won 3rd place of her category and 5th Place in the general race and received a special award from the El Salvador authorities. She drives in the "Neon Series Challenge" alternating with her father, where she wins a "Pole Position" and the 11th place of the Championship of a total of 80 drivers. At the same time, she starts racing the Nissan Prototypes and Trucks, just driving for the 4 last races of this year.
1996: Daimler-Chrysler Mexico invites her to take part in the Skip Barber Racing School Driver Course at Sears Point, CA. She continues at the Neon Series representing the Chrysler Racing Team, where they obtain 3 Pole Positions, one 1st place, a 3rd place and 12th place of the championship of a total of 120 drivers. She also keeps driving the Trucks Series, finishing in 8th place of the Driver Standings.
1997: A new championship begins, the Mustang Series. She finishes 5th place in the first race. Unfortunately, she couldn´t keep racing because she didn´t have sponsorships. Continues in the Neon Series; wins one race and a 2nd place, finishes 10th place of the Championship. Also finishes in 4th place of the Truck Series Standings.
1998: Participates in 4 different championships. Wins 2nd place at the driver standings of the Truck Series with several podiums; 9th place at the Mustang Series; 7th place in "Fórmula México" Championship (old skip barber´s formulas); The "Scudería Rodríguez Award" for the Truck Series 2nd place. She was the only woman who took part in all these Series.
1999: Repeats a 2nd place at the Truck Series; 8th place at the Mustang Series, winning 2nd place in the last race of the year; wins the "Press Award" from Ford Motor Company and important people awards from Mexico´s National Press; Scudería Rodríguez gives her the "Best Female Driver Award"; Hidalgo Government gives her the "Sportswoman of the Year" Award.
2000: Travels to Phoenix, AZ to take part of Bondurant´s Racing School. Also keeps racing at the Mustang Series with the AUTOFIN TEAM, finishing 5th place of the Driver Standings. Wins the Trucks Championship with CONTINENTAL TYRES TEAM.
2001: For second consecutive time, Wins Trucks Series Championship; 2nd place on the Pick-ups Dodge Series; 5th place on the Ford Mustangs Series; "Best Driver of the Year Award" from Scudería Rodríguez Organization.
2002: 3rd Place on Pick Ups Dodge Series and Top 10 on Mustang Series.
2003: Participates just on 3 Mustangs and Pick Ups races in the year because she didn´t have sponsorship. Unfotunately, she couldn´t keep racing for the first places in the Pickup Series, because when she left she was 3rd place in the driver standings.
2004: Becomes one of the selected drivers of SCUDERÍA TELMEX. After almost a year of inactivity, she gets into the new NASCAR Series in Mexico "Desafío Corona", where in the first round of this series wins the first "Pole Position" in the history of stocks in Mexico and becomes the first woman in NASCAR to achieve it. She went to the podium several times and finished 6th place in the driver standings. She travels to North Carolina, USA to practice in a Winston West NASCAR and a few weeks later travels to Irwindale, CA to take part in a race. She is the first Mexican and Latin woman to get a NASCAR´s license. She qualified in 21st place out of 26 stock cars on the grid and was the only Mexican driver in this race to qualify. She had the same lap time as the first places in the race and she went all the way through to 10th place when she got a black flag, lost a lap and finished 18th.
2005: First Latin Woman ever to drive the NASCAR Busch Series. She took part in the Mexican NASCAR Series with TELMEX team, and was in 2nd place in standings right in the middle of the season when she had a hard time with some health issues. She lost some races and points and, at the end of the season, finished 8th place on the final standings.
Motorsports career results
(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)
|NASCAR Busch Series results|
|2005||Jay Robinson Racing||49||Ford||DAY||CAL||MXC
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- "Estadisticas". sportcar.net. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
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