March 24, 2016 (from Fan4Racing.com) — Not a typical woman, Ali Kern is a racer and according to her, that’s just fine. She knows her passion is slightly different from most, as a professional race car driver.
“I’m just living my life through a different set of goals than what some of my other friends may be,” says Kern.
“They have certain goals and I have mine, I just get to drive faster than most”
A native of Fremont, Ohio, Kern will turn 23 in May and has already been racing for 15 years. Her career began at the age of seven, racing quads and with her success, she went on to go karting, where Kern continued, eventually earning over 350 wins combined over the two series. That seems a trend with her as every time she races, she is contending for wins, with championships to follow.
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2015 Season in Review:
Ali Kern’s successful climb through three years and 34 races in the ARCA/CRA Super Series
Fremont, Ohio (Wednesday, October 7, 2015): Without question, Ali Kern is the most successful female driver in the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS 19-year history. The 2013 Rookie of the Year became the second female driver in series history to win a race when she went to victory lane in Kalamazoo Klash XXIII at Kalamazoo Speedway (MI) on August 12th. She was also the second woman driver ever to win a Fast Qualifier award when she scored her first one at Baer Field Speedway (IN) on August 22nd and then backed that up at the legendary high-banks of Winchester Speedway (IN) on September 6th.
In 34 career appearances and in addition to her coveted victory, she also recorded three runner-up showings and a total of six top five finishes. In 13 of those events, she scored at least a top 10 run. This never give up attitude was despite the roadblocks of being a female driver in a male dominated sport while juggling a full-time college life and two part-time jobs. Despite an underfunded team and in addition to winning the 2013 Rookie of the Year title, she was also the overall runner-up during her freshman season, the 22-year-old persevered towards her ultimate goals against the toughest Super Late Model competition in the country in the premier organization for short track racing in the country; Champion Racing Association (CRA) Powered by JEGS. Continue reading “Rising above the roadblocks; Ali Kern”