Heinricher Racing has assembled a group of drivers combining experience, race knowledge and speed on the track—a strong combination as we compete for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Katherine Legge : 2O19

A native of Guildford, England, Katherine began her racing career in karting at age 7. Over the past two decades, she’s competed in the Champ Car World Series, DTM, IndyCar, American Le Mans, IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship and IMSA WeatherTech Championship, just to name a few. She’s won three championships, six races and 15 podiums and even drove the innovative DeltaWing. When she’s not at the track, Katherine enjoys staying active and speaking to girls about careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Career Achievements

  • Indianapolis 500 driver for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports — joined the team during the final days of practice and qualifying, was quickest in the final day of qualifying to secure her second start in the 500 and was sixth fastest in the final “Carb Day” practice (2013)
  • First woman to win a major open-wheel race in North America
  • Two-time recipient of the Lord Wakefield Trophy for outstanding services or performances to the sport (2006 & 2016)
  • IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship — Acura Works driver for Meyer Shank Racing, 2nd place at Rolex 24, 2nd place at Acura Grand Prix (2018)
  • Twice led the Rolex 24 to become the first female driver to lead
Christina Nielsen : 2O19

The daughter of a professional racecar driver, Lars-Erik Nielsen, Christina got her start in go-karting at age 13. That kicked off a career that’s led the native of Horsholm, Denmark, to multiple high-profile series and more than 40 racetracks around the world. She was the first woman to win a major, full-season professional sports car championship in North America and owns nearly 50 podium finishes. Off the track, Christina recently co-founded “Accelerating Change,” an organization that celebrates women in the automotive industry.

Career Achievements

  • Two-time champion in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship (2016 & 2017)
  • Made history by becoming the first woman to win a major professional sportscar championship in North America
  • Vice-champion of the 2015 IMSA WeatherTech Championship
  • Three-time competitor at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Became a LEGO© model as a part of the “Speed Champions” products by LEGO© and spokesperson for one of the newest editions to the “LEGO© Technic” product line
Simona De Silvestro : 2O19

Simona was born in Switzerland and now calls Australia home. She started her racing career in the Toyota Atlantics series, made her IndyCar debut in 2010 and won the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Award as well as the Tony Renna Rising Star Award that same year. She’s competed in the Indianapolis 500 five times and the Bathurst 1000 four times. She’s also raced the Formula E series and Australian Super Cars Championship. When she’s not racing, Simona likes to golf, play tennis, listen to music and stay active.

Career Achievements

  • First woman to compete full-time in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship (2017)
  • First Formula E female full-time driver for Andretti Autosport (2016)
  • First woman to score points in a Formula E race (2016)
  • Finished 4th in New Orleans and 19th at the Indianapolis 500 (2015)
  • First IndyCar podium spot with Team KV (2013)
  • Fastest lap at São Paulo with HVM Racing (2011)
  • Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, Tony Renna Firestone Rising Star (2010)
  • Finished 3rd overall in Toyota Atlantic with four wins (2009)
Jackie Heinricher : 2O19

Jackie is the visionary behind Heinricher Racing and the all-female race team. On the track, her career achievements speak for themselves. Off the track, her passion for change has attracted the support of major sponsors Caterpillar and ExxonMobil—making this championship effort possible. When Jackie isn’t at the racetrack, she’s a scientist and the CEO of Booshoot Technology, a leading biotech firm.

Career Achievements

  • Eight podium finishes, including two at the world finals in Valencia, Spain (2016)
  • First female driver in her debut season in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo of North America (2016)
  • Competed in open-wheel and other sports car series, including the Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites Series, while teaming up with legendary performance driver Rhys Millen and the team at Rhys Millen Racing (2015)
  • Raced in the Jim Russell F3 Series, BMW Pro5 Series NW, World FIA Rally Series, Ferrari IMSA FIA and Formula 3 (2013-2017)
  • Featured by Tauolieo Films in an NBC short film and shorts about Red Bull Global Rally Cross Lites Series
Alvaro Parente : 2O2O

Alvaro was born in Portugal and still calls his birthplace, the city of Porto, home. He joins Heinricher Racing and Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) for the 2020 season after competing with MSR in 2018 and 2017, when he was part of MSR’s run to the Rolex 24 At Daytona podium. Also in 2017, he scored three more podium finishes as well as a win at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Parente has previously competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Career Achievements

  • Five podium finishes and one win in nine IMSA events in 2018
  • Second-place finish in the 2018 Suzuka 10 Hours
  • 2016 World Challenge champion
  • 2016 class winner at the 12 Hours of Bathurst
Misha Goikhberg : 2O2O

A native of Russia who now resides in Canada, Misha is making his GT debut with Heinricher Racing in 2020. He’s raced in the IMSA Prototype category for the past five seasons and is a two-time champion in Protoype Lites. In 2018, Misha claimed victory at Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, and in 2016, he won at both Daytona International Speedway and Long Beach, made the podium at the Motul Petit Le Mans and finished third in the Prototype Challenge championship.

Career Achievements

  • Two-time winner of the Jim Trueman award, presented to the top Pro-Am driver in the Prototype class
  • Three IMSA victories and seven podium finishes overall
  • 2014 IMSA Prototypes Lites L1 class champion with nine victories
  • 2012 IMSA Prototype Lites champion
Trent Hindman : 2O2O

Born in New Jersey, Trent still calls the Garden State home. He takes on IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup duties for Heinricher Racing in 2020 after clinching the 2019 GTD Series championship for Meyer Shank Racing (MSR). During that championship season, Trent scored a big win at Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen and finished on the podium four additional times.

Career Achievements

  • Second-place finishes at Daytona and Motul Petit Le Mans in 2018
  • Podium finish in his first-ever IMSA WeatherTech GTD outing in 2017 at Lime Rock
  • Lamborghini Super Trofeo Pro Class champion in 2017
  • Youngest pole position winner in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge
  • Youngest driver to win a Michelin Pilot Challenge Championship at age 19
AJ Allmendinger : 2O2O

AJ is a California native who now calls North Carolina home. He joins the Heinricher Racing team for the 2020 Rolex 24 At Daytona — a race in which his performance is legendary. In more than a dozen previous outings there, he’s led laps in every race and drove to a big win in 2012 for Meyer Shank Racing (MSR). He finished on the podium in his first-ever entry to the event in 2006, drove to a third-place finish in 2013 and most recently claimed second in the GTD standings in the 2018 edition of the race.

Career Achievements

  • 57 Top 10 finishes in 13 years of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing
  • Monster Energy Open winner in 2018, 2014 and 2008
  • Champ Car World Series Rookie of the Year in 2004
  • Analyst for IMSA on NBC and NASCAR America