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About Natalie


  • Height: 5'3''


  • Eye Color: Green/Hazel


  • Hair Color: Black


  • Favorite Movie: The Proposal


  • Favorite Book: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein & Twilight Series Books


  • Favorite TV Show: Friday Night Lights


  • Favorite Music: Country


  • Favorite Food: Grilled Cheese w/Pickles


  • Favorite Color: Blue & Green (its a tie)


  • Favorite Vehicle: Chevy Truck


  • Other Hobbies: Baking, Hunting, Fishing, Jet skiing, Working Out, Shopping, Scrapbooking, Volunteering, and Speaking at Schools about racing&car safety

BIO

Birth Date: March 12
Hometown: Fargo, ND
Series: NASCAR All American Whelen Series
Sponsors: K&N, Lady Eagle Safetywear/Design 500, Bell Helmets, Butler Built Seats
Chassis: Hedgecock Motor: Chevrolet Built Motor
Hobbies: Hunting, Scrapbooking, Working Out, Baking, Shopping, Volunteering



Natalie Sather is a 25-year old race car driver from Fargo, ND. Her father is in the automobile business so she developed a natural affinity for cars and racing at an early age. She began her career racing go-karts when she was nine years old and became the first female driver to win the Duffy Trophy for the Grand National Championship on pavement. In 2002 she made the jump to sprint car on dirt and was involved in a serious accident after only her fifth race that required several surgeries. Amazingly, she came back later that season to post two top-ten finishes. In the following off-season she went on to compete
in the Miss Teen North Dakota pageant where she was voted Miss Congeniality! She has since competed in the Miss North Dakota pageant and was 2nd runner up. In 2007 she became the first woman to win a major ASCS trophy when she won the Midwest Points Championship. The 2008 season was very successful she finished Top Ten in the Knoxville Raceway Point Standings, and also became the first women to receive the Knoxville Raceway 360 Rookie of the Year Award. Natalie aspires to become a professional race car driver and for the past 16 years, she has been working hard to achieve her ultimate goal – that of racing a stock car at the NASCAR Sprint Cup level. Natalie has discovered it takes hard work, specialized training, determination, and support from her family and friends to become a professional race car driver. Over the years, she gained knowledge racing 360 and 410 Sprint Cars on dirt tracks and Go-karts on dirt and asphalt tracks. She attended racing schools and racing programs, some of which include:

-Skip Barber Racing School
-Finish Line Racing School
-Lyn Saint James Women in Racing Program
-Drive for Diversity

The experiences received from this training helped her grow into the confident and well-rounded driver she is today. The skills honed through working on race cars, presenting speeches to children and young adults, training in the gym, and reading books related to her endeavors have played vital roles in preparing her for a career in the racing world.
The 2009 year witnesses Natalie transitioning from a dirt track and Sprint Car into a Super Late Model race car on asphalt. From a field of 125 candidates, Natalie was one of twelve selected to participate in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program. Having very little asphalt experience didn’t play a factor in her selection. She impressed many team owners with her self-assuredness and raw driving talent. Receiving a couple of offers, she made the superlative decision to sign on with Total Velocity Motorsports from Monroe, Washington. With the completion of the 2009 racing season at Evergreen Speedway, Natalie wrapped up the year by placing fourth in the point standings and earned the title of Washington State and Evergreen Speedway Rookie of the Year.
Moving across the country for the 2010 racing season Natalie competed in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series at South Boston Speedway. Natalie and Sellers Racing Inc. teamed up and had a rollercoaster of a season. After scoring her first top ten in only her third race of the year, she was involved in a wreck (second feature) that broke her wrist. Not missing a single race despite a cast, and surgery she rallied back just three races later with another top ten. She continued to progress and work through her injury and finished the season off strong with multiple top five and top ten finishes.
For the 2011 season Natalie will continue racing with Sellers Racing by competing at tracks across Virginia and North Carolina. With the hopes of wheeling a K&N East Car throughout the season as well, Natalie continues to work hard to make this possible.
Every week, she will continue to learn more about the asphalt track, strategize with her crew, improve her driving skills, and nurture her dreams. Competing in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series is helping to pave her way toward competing in the Camping World, the Camping World Truck, and Nationwide Series and bringing her closer to attaining her ultimate goal of racing in the Sprint Cup Series.



Career Highlights:
2010: First women to sit on front row in the 54 year history of South Boston Speedway
 2009: Washington State Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series
 2009: 4th place points at Evergreen Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series
 2009: NASCAR Drive for Diversity Participant
 2008: 360 Rookie of the year at Knoxville Raceway
 2008: Top 10 points in the 360 Knoxville Raceway Point Standings
 2008: 4x Hard Charger Award at Knoxville Raceway
 2008: Highest finish by a female in Knoxville Raceway history with 3rd place in a 360
 2007: ASCS Midwest Points Champion
 2007: Highest finish by a female in Knoxville Raceway history with 5th place in a 360
 2007: Qualified for preliminary A Main at 410 Knoxville Nationals
 2005: ASCS Hard Charger Award
 2004: ASCS Young Lion Award
 2004: 11th Place in ASCS National Points
 2001: IKF Grand National Champion on Pavement
 2000: 2nd Place Tulsa Shootout/ Go-Karts
 1999-2000: Regional Champion/ Go-Karts
 1998-2001: Track Champion/ Go-Karts
 1998-2000: Sportsman of the year/ Go-Karts



Other Accomplishments:
 2008: Graduate of the Lyn St. James Women in the Winners Circle program
 2008: Graduate of the Finish Line Racing School
 2007: Invited to race with the World of Outlaws in Australia at Parametta Raceway
 2006: Participated in the Skip Barber School of Racing, for a TV pilot on
women in racing with MTV
 2005: Competed in Miss North Dakota and was 2nd Runner up
 2004: Attended The Jimmy Sills Racing School
 2003: Competed in Miss Teen North Dakota & was voted Miss Congeniality
 ----Articles in Speed Sports News, K&N.com, Sprint Car Annual, Flat Out, Sprint Car & Midget
 ----Appeared on NASCAR Sirius Satellite Radio, Fox Charlotte, Knoxville Raceway TV Show, and many local stations

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