Landing sponsorships & accelerating up your social media. 2X NHRA TAD World Champion Megan Meyer-Lingner can help you out.
July 28, 2021
Many people know Megan Meyer-Linger as a 2x NHRA World Champion. But now she's retired from driving and has a new career: Coach and teacher! She's helping race teams land sponsors and accelerate their social media. We've known each other for years, so we take a walk down memory lane to hear how she became a back-to-back TAD World champion and made the career switch.
Driving the road paved with dirt to pursue the dream of driving in NASCAR, meet Amber Balcaen.
July 15, 2021
Amber Balcaen is a 3rd generation race car driver from Canada. She shares her story of driving on dirt tracks when she was just 10 years-old, being on a popular racing reality TV show, and pursuing her NASCAR dream.
Living the racing dream. Julie Nataas shares her journey from Norway to America to race in the NHRA
July 09, 2021
On this episode of Women Take The Wheel, I sit down with Julie Nataas, driver of the Randy Meyer Racing A-Fuel Dragster. Hear how she developed a love for racing all types of cars at a young age in Norway, and made the voyage to America to live her dream of racing professionally.
Taking the passion of racing and putting it into words is what Kelly Wade does
June 17, 2021
When Kelly Wade talks about writing and motorsports - you can hear the passion in her voice... Especially when it comes to Pro Stock! On this episode of Women Take the Wheel we talk about the book she wrote about Warren Johnson, and the joy she gets from sharing stories about racers.
Possibly the 2 busiest women in Indianapolis this weekend: Kate & Suzi
May 28, 2021
Kate Davis and Suzi Elliot are possibly the busiest people in Indianapolis 500 this weekend: Kate of Director of Communications for Indy Car and Suzi Elliot who is Senior Manager of Media Relations for IMS. Find out what goes into putting on the Indy 500 behind-the-scenes, and when planning will start for the 2022 Indy 500.
She’s a double-threat in the racing world – and she’s only 8 years old!
April 22, 2021
Today we have our youngest guest with us. Kolette Dicero is only 8 years-old but already competes in Junior Drag Racing and Junior Sprint Car Racing. Hear some wise words of wisdom from this experienced driver.
What to Expect if you want to work in social media & motorsports
April 08, 2021
Ashley Keller is a motorsports, social media expert. She has worked with every type of race car, whether it turns in circles or goes straight. Hear how her passion for racing began in a small Indiana town watching racing with her Opa and what advice she has for other women who want to pursue a career in social media.
Putting on a Drag Race is harder than you think
April 01, 2021
On this episode of Women Take The Wheel hear from Ellen Eschenbacher, Event Marketing Director for the Mid-West Drag Racing Series. Find out how much hard work goes into putting on a weekend of Drag Racing - and why you may not see as many of her famous Facebook Live broadcasts this summer.
Get your daughter into drag racing – it’s safer than gymnastics
March 25, 2021
Women Take The Wheel goes on the road - rather in the staging lanes - at the NHRA Gatornationals. Meet Macie & Maddi Gordon, their mom, and grandma. The two girls drive Junior Dragsters, work on their dad's Top Alcohol Funny Car and run their own business. Did I mention they are only 15 and 16?
The Family That Races Together – Stays Together OR Find Yourself A Husband Who Encourages You To Race And Follow Your Dream
March 18, 2021
Women Takes The Wheel goes on the road to the NHRA Gatornationals this week. I sit down with Champion A-Fuel racer Jackie Fricke and we talk about her large racing family, when she raced her first car, and when she gets really competitive!
Third Generation NHRA Drag Racer, Krista Baldwin
March 04, 2021
As she gets ready to make her Top Fuel Dragster Debut next week, we talk with Krista Baldwin about being a third generation drag racer and life off the track as a business woman and race car owner.
The Girls of Nitro: Kaylynn Simmons & Jessica Vejar
February 25, 2021
Jessica Vejar and Kaylynn Simmons have unique jobs. They are among the few female crew members working in the Top Fuel and Nitro Funny Car ranks. They share how they got their start in racing, what it's like to be the only girl on a crew, and advice for other women wanting to get into racing.
Success out of chaos with Tera Graves
February 11, 2021Today's guest is Tera Graves. She found her passion for racing at a very young age, and now with her husband Chris, put on the fastest growing racing series: Funny Car Chaos.
Dressing Drivers since 1925 with Nancy Chumbley
February 04, 2021
On this episode of Women Take The Wheel, I sit down with the owner of JB Hinchman Incorporated - Nancy Chumbley. Hear how she became a racing fan and ended up owning the historic Indianapolis Company. She also shares some fun Indy Car stories!
Women in the NHRA on the track and behind-the-scenes with Kristen Wentzell
January 21, 2021
This week I have on Kristen Wentzell, VP on National Event Marketing for the NHRA. We talk women in the NHRA on the track and behind-the-scenes. And both of us being Minnesota girls, we reminisce about going to Brainerd International Raceway.
January 14, 2021
On this episode we welcome Taylor Iacono. She is a 3rd generation racer who got her start in Juniors and now drives Super Street in Super Comp. We talk the ultra-competitive Sportsmen Category and Taylor's plans for the 2021 NHRA season.
January 07, 2021
I talk with long-time auto writer, Susan Wade. Find out what sparked her passion for motorsports and she shares some of her more memorable driver stories.
December 22, 2020
Professional race car driver Pippa Mann talks about her new initiative – Shift Up Now. Find out what she is doing to empower other women drivers.
Carrie Willhoff of Race Chick
December 17, 2020
On today's episode we talk to Carrie Willhoff of Race Chick. When she started racing and couldn't find safety gear to fit women - she started her own company. Now she empowers other women drivers and fans.
Katie Buttera of Apple Girl Art
December 10, 2020Nikki talks with Katie Buttera of Apple Girl Art. Katie talks about the creative designs in her work, where she gets her ideas, what her favorite race car of all time is and how she draws inspiration from her famous grandfather!
Nikki talks with Top Fuel Driver, Leah Pruett
December 03, 2020
Nikki talks with Top Fuel Driver, Leah Pruett, who first started racing at the age of 8! Leah has some advice for young girls who want to race and she reveals what was going through her mind before walking away from her big crash in St Louis.
This is…Women Take The Wheel!
November 23, 2020
Meet the women who make a livin' around fast cars! This is Women Take The Wheel podcast! Nikki Clark takes you behind the scenes and introducers you to women drivers, owners, crew members and fans of the racing world. Plus, Nikki brings you the latest in racing news in Indiana and beyond... from the All INdiana Podcast Network, this is Women Take The Wheel!