Heinricher Racing has assembled a group of drivers with plenty of experience, race knowledge and speed on the track. They also happen to be the first full-season, all-female team to compete for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. We’re moving forward. Fast.
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.
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.
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.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and now a resident of Rio de Janeiro, Bia has competed and won across several different motorsports series. She got her start in open-wheel racing, became the first female to win an Indy Lights race and was the first Brazilian woman to make the grid and race the Indianapolis 500. She’s also a regular competitor in the Brazilian Stock Car Championship. At home in Brazil, Bia is involved with a ride-sharing startup that will pair female passengers with female drivers.
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.