“I had a great time getting to meet all of the girls yesterday. It’s so nice to see so many young women interested in STEM and Motorsports,” Grisham said.
Even after a long day of tryouts and proving their skill, the young aspiring female racers had great things to say about the event.
“Getting to meet all these amazing people that put this program together was truly great. I got to meet actual professional female drivers, the founders of this program and other girls with the same passion as me, which truly inspired me. Everyone has such passion for this sport and after meeting them I immediately knew this was where I belonged,” Athena Racing applicant Marissa said.
“To finish first, you must first finish.”
-Juan Manuel Fangio
News & Media Assistant
Cydney Melton is a fourth year journalism major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, but is originally from Cardiff, California. Although she has not spent much time around race cars, she has spent a lot of time riding motorcycles in the desert, on the back of her dad’s Harley and just recently got her own motorcycle license. Cydney is a big advocate for women empowerment and encouraging women in male-dominated industries. She will be working as the News and Media Assistant, highlighting the progress and power of the Athena women as they claim their spot in the racing world.