KATIE HETTINGER

KATIE HETTINGER

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BIOGRAPHY

AGE: 13 

BIRTHDAY: June 25, 2007

HOMETOWN:  Dryden, MI

Katie started racing at 5 1/2 years old in .25 Midgets and quickly started winning races.  She won over 40 feature races in .25 Midgets. In 2016 she moved to Jr. Sprints.  She won 2 Jr. Sprint feature races in 2016 and in 2017 she won the B-Main and finished 10th at the Tulsa Shootout A-Main.  In 2017 she also won 2nd place in championship points at Jackson Speedway and Rookie of the Year.  In 2019 she moved up to Jr. Late Models and brought home 1 top 3 finish, 5 top 5 finishes, was 2nd fastest qualifier at Corrigan Oil Speedway and Anderson Speedway and finished the season 4th in championship points.

For the 2020 racing season Katie will be racing in the CRA Jr. Late Model Series at various tracks around the Midwest and in the Late Model Sportsman Series at Corrigan Oil Speedway.

Katie lives in Dryden, MI with her Mom, Dad, a little sister and a little brother.  She is a third generation racer, both her dad Chris and her grandfather Jim were racers.

 

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ACHIEVEMENTS

2019
CRA Jr. Late Model

  • 1 top 3 finish – 2019
  • 5 top 5 finishes – 2019
  • 2nd fastest qualifier at Corrigan Oil Speedway and Anderson Speedway
  • 4th place in championship points
  • Sportsman of the Year Award

2017-2018
Restricted 600CC Micro Sprint - Dirt

  • Won 3 feature races at Jackson Speedway – 2017
  • Rookie of the Year at Jackson Speedway – 2017
  • 2nd place in championship points at Jackson Speedway – 2017
  • Several top 5 finishes at Logansport Speedway – 2018

2016-2017
Jr Sprint - Dirt

  • Won 2 Jr Sprint features US24 Speedway – 2016
  • Won Jr Sprint feature US24 Speedway - 2017
  • Won B-main and finished 10th in Tulsa Shootout A-main – 2017

 

2013-2016
USAC .25 Midget series

  • Started racing at age 5
  • Over 40 feature wins in .25 midgets
  • Won 13 races, including 5 regional races as a rookie – 2013
  • Won Jr Honda feature race at BQMRA Winternationals – 2013
  • 2nd place in Jr Honda championship points in BQMRA Winternationals – 2014
  • Set new Jr Animal track record at COQMRA – 2014
  • Finished 4th in Jr Honda at QMA Eastern Grand Nationals – 2014
  • Finished 3rd in Jr Animal at USAC .25 National race at LKS – 2015
  • Jr Honda points champion at CQMRA – 2015
  • Jr Animal points champion at CQMRA – 2015
  • 2nd place in Jr Honda Midwest Thunder Regional Series Championship – 2015
  • 4th place in Jr Animal Midwest Thunder Regional Series Championship – 2015
  • 2nd place in Jr Animal at NCQMA Fall Nationals – 2015
  • Jr Honda points champion at BQMRA Winternationals – 2016
  • Jr Animal points champion at BQMRA Winternationals – 2016
  • Won 3 Jr Honda Midwest Thunder Regional Races and finished 3rd in points – 2016
  • Won 4 Jr Animal Midwest Thunder Regional Races and finished 3rd in points – 2016

Won 1 Mod Midwest Thunder Regional Race and finished 3rd in points – 2016

KATIE HETTINGER RACING TEAM MISSION

My mission is to be and become the best driver I can. I also want to improve my communication and connection with my team. I hope that other drivers will think of me as a clean driver and a good sportsman. I also hope my fans will feel the same way and I can be a role model for younger kids.

THE KATIE HETTINGER MOTORSPORTS TEAM

Chris Hettinger: Owner/Father/Crew Chief

Jessie Hettinger: Owner/Mother/Manager

Bobby Murany - Crew Chief

Steve Chrisman - Tire Specialist

"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." --Phil Jackson