Hannah Grisham is a 20-year-old race car driver from Glendora, California, born on Valentine’s Day in February 2000. Hannah began driving at age 3, riding motorcycles at age 4, racing karts at age 6 and racing Spec Miata at age 16, now in her fourth year in the series. Hannah has over 800 competitive starts spread across more than 300 races in cars and karts from the club to the national level.
Hannah has recently secured the 2019 Southern California Teen Mazda Challenge championship, earning a spot in this year’s Mazda Road to 24 Shootout (Hannah was one of four finalists last year). After 12 races, she is the So-Cal NASA Spec Miata champion, having won 7 of those races (21+ entry average) and being featured several times in NASA’s national magazine, Speed News.
Racing with NASA So-Cal, Hannah has finished second regionally for the last two years, earning top 10 finishes at the NASA Western States Championships in both 2016 and 2017. In 2018, Hannah earned a Teen Mazda Challenge podium at the 2018 NASA National Championships at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Hannah also recently tested for that all-female Formula 3 series the WSeries.
Hannah holds multiple karting class championships. Her two national championships have earned her the “IKF Expert” designation. Hannah is the second female to win the prestigious IKF Lake Speed Achievement of Excellence in Karting award and has earned the So-Cal Sprinters Driver of the Year along with the High Point Eagle awards.
She has been given the nicknames “The Closer” and “Hannah-Zillah.”
teachings of a Mentor
“STEM careers and motorsports are both fields that are heavily male-dominated. The fact that we are bringing both together is amazing.
Being younger than the other board directors, I feel I have gained a closer relationship with all the girls on the team and can better understand their struggles and what they are going through. I respect and see a lot of potential in each of them.”
– Hannah Grisham
I am currently in college studying towards a business major. Racing is much like running your own business. Everything I do on a day-to-day basis will teach me many valuable lessons, even if I am not racing.
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- 12 races, 7 wins, 9 podiums
- Current points leader in NASA So-Cal Spec Miata series, averaging over 21 cars per race
- Won 2019 Southern California Teen Mazda Challenge Championship, earning a return spot in this year’s Mazda Road to 24 Shootout
- 12 races, 2 wins, 10 podiums
- NASA So-Cal Spec Miata Vice-Champion
- Mazda Road to 24 Shootout Finalist
- TMC podium at the NASA Nationals