Kate Dallenbach To Be Introduced By Lyn St. James At PRI In Indianapolisby Press Release December 7, 2016 0 comments
Kate Dallenbach, pictured at Myrtle Beach before a race in 2016. (Photo credit: Andy Marquis/Race22.com)
Third generation racer Kate Dallenbach, who has set out to make her own mark in racing, will be introduced by Lyn St. James at the Women in Motorsports seminar on Friday, December 9th in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Kate Dallenbach, 19, from San Antonio, Texas, is a Richard Childress Racing development driver who has had the support of Bass Pro Shops in racing since she was eight. She comes from a rich racing heritage, with both her parents having competed in NASCAR’s premier series. With success in Quarter Midgets and now in Late Models, she’s looking to make her own history.
“I’m extremely proud to be a Richard Childress Racing development driver and have the support of Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops,” Kate Dallenbach said.
Her grandfather, Wally Dallenbach Sr., is a former Open Wheel racer and Chief Steward. Her father, Wally Dallenbach Jr., has been successful in multiple forms of auto racing with four victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race, championships in Trans-Am and a former Pikes Peak Hill Climb winner. He also competed in NASCAR’s premier series, scoring a best career finish of second twice at the Watkins Glen International road course. He is also known for his work as a broadcaster on NBC Sports and TNT Sports and currently works for Fox Sports.
Kate’s mother, Robin McCall Dallenbach, is also a racer, having started racing in Quarter Midgets when she was eight years old before moving up to Late Models and racing on asphalt and dirt. Robin made two appearances in NASCAR’s premier series, becoming the youngest woman to ever start a race in the premier series back in 1982. She also competed in road racing. Now, she is a stunt driver for car commercials and movies. Robin is also a part of a permanent display featuring women in Racing at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan.
“I’m extremely proud of Kate’s focus and desire to win, which she has proven time and time again with race wins and championships,” Robin said. “She understands the racing business and knows what it takes to be successful and has the determination. She has the support of her family behind her.”
Racing was already in Kate’s blood when she set out to make her own history. Raised in San Antonio, Texas, Kate Dallenbach began racing in Quarter Midgets at the age of eight and began racking up championships all across Texas before moving up to the Allison Legacy Series and, eventually, dirt and asphalt Late Models.
After an impressive 2015 season which found Kate knocking on the door of her first win, she finally broke through in her first race in 2016. Kate Dallenbach picked up her first career NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car victory at Hickory Motor Speedway on April 23, 2016.
“My first Late Model win meant so much to me, especially since it was at Hickory Motor Speedway which is one of the toughest short tracks to win at,” Kate said. “Lee and Mike Faulk have always given me competitive cars.”
Dallenbach races Late Models for Lee Faulk Racing, with her sights set on hopefully competing in the NASCAR ranks in the next couple years.. She was a member of the Lyn St. James Driver Development Program when she was 13 and has always admired Lyn St. James.
“The next step for me would be to compete in the NASCAR Truck Series, and do some K&N races,” Kate remarked. “Lyn St. James has always been a great role model for me and I have learned so much from her and I’m looking forward to attending the seminar.”
The Women in Motorsports Seminar, which is hosted by PRI Magazine Editor Dan Schechner, will take place on Friday morning from 8am-9am in room 242 of the Indiana Convention Center. The seminar will take place as part of the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. The seminar is offered free of charge to registered Trade Show attendees and exhibitors.