Kayli Barker

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Kayli Barker at Las Vegas Bullring - 2015

Kayli Barker (born July 25, 1997) is an American race car driver based in Las Vegas, Nevada. In October 2013 at the Bullring at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Barker became the first female champion of one of the track's three NASCAR classes.[1][2][3] For the 2014 racing season, Barker has joined the Sigma Racing team along with Jay Beasley and Donny St Ours.[4][5][6] She will race in the super late model division.Her crew chief for racing her super late model is Dana Stahl.[7]

Barker is the daughter of Ron Barker who raced super stocks at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.[8][9] She is the spokesperson for Project 150, a Las Vegas nonprofit organization that helps local homeless, disadvantaged and displaced high school students stay in school and graduate.

Racing titles[edit]

  • 2013: First female to win a NASCAR championship at the Bullring at Las Vegas Speedway, wins Super Stock championship [1][2][3]
  • 2013: Rookie of the Year, Super Late Division[10]
  • 2012: New Record for Youngest Female to win NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Super Stock Division[2][11][12][13][14]
  • 2012: Bullring Spring Sizzler champion
  • 2012: Rookie of the Year, Super Stock Division
  • 2011: Finished 4th Las Vegas Motor Speedway Open Competition
  • 2011: Qualified 10th out of 46 cars at the Street Stock Shootout at Orange Show Speedway
  • 2011: Charger Division- Finished 9th, 5th, 7th, and 6th in Four Local Races
  • 2011: 25 Wins- 18 in a row, 36 of 40 (top 3) 38 of 40 (top 5)
  • 2011: 4th in National Points, Top Female
  • 2011: 1st Female to Win Two Track Championships in Las Vegas History
  • 2011: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring Bandolero Outlaw Champion
  • 2011: Nevada State Bandolero Outlaw Champion
  • 2010: 3rd at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bandolero Outlaw Division
  • 2009: 11 wins, 31 out of 37 (3rd place), 36 of 37 (top 5)
  • 2009: 10th in National Points, First Female to Reach Top 10
  • 2009: Youngest Female Track Champion in Las Vegas History
  • 2009: LVMS Bullring Bandolero Bandit Champion
  • 2009: Nevada State Bandolero Bandit Champion
  • 2008: 6th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • 2007: 7th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • 2006: 7th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • 2006: Nevada State Bandolero Bandit Champion

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Beasley wins feature and championship; Las Vegas Mayor on hand to congratulate young champs | News | Media | Las Vegas Motor Speedway". Lvms.com. 2013-10-06. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  2. ^ a b c Schaefer, Paul (2011-08-20). "Nevadan Kayli Barker Sets NASCAR Record | NASCAR Home Tracks". Hometracks.nascar.com. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Notable Nevadan | Kayli Barker". Nevada Magazine. 2012-08-18 [November/December 2013]. Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  4. ^ http://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/young-local-racing-trio-shifting-their-aspirations-high-gear
  5. ^ http://www.mynews3.com/mostpopular/story/Las-Vegas-teen-a-NASCAR-champion/HjEQKtKZqU2C_LIYeuevLQ.cspx
  6. ^ http://www.racingwest.com/news/articles/30440-the-bullring-at-las-vegas-motor-speedway-opens.html
  7. ^ Snellas, Alan (2013-05-13). "Teen-age stock car racer employs homespun marketing strategy | Las Vegas Review-Journal". Reviewjournal.com. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  8. ^ "Future Stars Of NASCAR Spotlight…Kayli Barker | Featured". Motor Racing Digest. 2013-08-08. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  9. ^ - 11:35am (2013-06-21). "North Las Vegas youth driven to success | Las Vegas Review-Journal". Reviewjournal.com. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  10. ^ "2013 Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway champions honored | News | Media | Las Vegas Motor Speedway". Lvms.com. 2013-11-23. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  11. ^ "Kayli Barker, Racetrack Prodigy". Las Vegas Weekly. 2013-01-10. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  12. ^ Edited By Alexandra Fenwick (2012-09-24). "Faces In The Crowd - 09.24.12 - SI Vault". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  13. ^ Mark AndersonLAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL (2012-11-30). "Racing prodigy Barker already on fast track | Las Vegas Review-Journal". Reviewjournal.com. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  14. ^ "Nevadan Kayli Barker Sets NASCAR Age Record". Racingwest.com. 2012-08-29. Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 

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