The starting line

After an afternoon of walking the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, pointing out the intricacies and details of an incredible show of cars and telling tall tales of racing adventures, Loxley walked away from the crowd more determined than ever to get back to her one true love – racing. 

As an advocate of STEM education, she immediately began thinking of how she could turn this love into a team… a movement… a way of changing the status quo for young girls. Her first pitch at lunch with “the guys” resulted in heads nodding, more introductions being made, and a list of donors and sponsors being drafted. The race to the start line has been in full throttle ever since.

Our team of experts

Our team of driving instructors and industry experts are paramount to the learning experience provided in this intensive one-year training program.

They bring experience from the race track and the board room to instill the needed fundamentals in our STEM curriculum.

TIMELINE

August 31, 2020

Lucky Dog Racing League choses Athena Racing as the Charity of Choice for the Wild Dogs of Chuckwalla endurance race.

August 31, 2020

Student Advisory Board is announced with 13 elite young ladies in middle school and high school.

July 29, 2020

Athena Racing is chosen as the Honorary Charity for Team Ponderosa at the Rebelle Rally.

July, 2020

FABcamp is a pandemic pivot success! Mihika Tiwari wins the Grand Championship.

February 21, 2020

Awarded the “Outstanding Engineering Project of the Year” by the San Diego County Engineering Council

February 19, 2020

Accepted into the prestigious Silicon Valley Accelerator M10 LIFT

October 20, 2019

The inaugural team is announced live on KUSI TV with Dave Stall.

October 12, 2019

Tryouts are held at K1 Carlsbad.

September 30, 2019

The application process closes and the shortlist is created for the inaugural team of Athena Racing drivers.

August 1, 2019

The application process opens for the inaugural team of Athena Racing drivers.

July 17, 2019

Community Partnerships are formed with 20+ STEM Ecosystem organizations.

July 4, 2019

The business plan is in place and the budget is formed.

June 27, 2019

501(c)(3) designation with the IRS is granted.

June 10, 2019

The nonprofit corporation, Athena Racing,  is recognized by State of California.

May 10, 2019

The brand is set and the website is live!

April 17, 2019

The idea is formed and the is pitched over lunch the next day.