Car Chix Women of Motorsports March 2020: Olivia Haworth

Photo: Matthew Haworth
Photo: Eric Storch Photography has partnered with Car Chix, the premier motorsports organization specifically for women, to cross-promote opportunities in the racing industry and support drivers, wrenchers and enthusiasts. Car Chix runs a yearly Women of Motorsports contest, selecting twelve women to appear in the Car Chix calendar and become official members of the organization. RacingJunk will be featuring some of these auto industry standouts as part of its commitment to celebrating the growing diversity of the sport and to recognize the contribution that women have made, and continue to make.

Racer Olivia Haworth from Langhorne, PA fell in love with motorsports at the age of 10, when she sat down to watch the Daytona 500 with her father. What started off as innocent curiosity, quickly blossomed into a full-blown obsession when Haworth learned that there was a female driver. Olivia’s father wiped away all doubts that women can’t race cars and encouraged her to give it a shot. It wasn’t long till Olivia got her first race car and hit the ground running.

Photo: Matthew Haworth

Haworth has been racing for five years. Her career began racing Quarter midgets in 2015, before making the switch to Micros in 2018. An accomplished racer, in 2019, Olivia won 12 races and was crowned the 125cc champion.

When asked what her favorite racing memory was Haworth responded. “My best racing moment would definitely have to be winning the 2019 points championship. My team and I worked hard before and during the season to put the best car possible out on the track and I couldn’t be more proud of myself or my team for everything we accomplished.”

However, her least favorite moment was a learning experience. “My worst racing memory would have to be running out of fuel with 3 laps to go while attending Shellhammer’s in Leesport, Pa. I had a rough heat race that night and unfortunately finished last. When I went out for my feature I was doing a great job passing cars and I made it to the top 5 when I ran out of fuel. I was pretty upset but I was able to rebound from it and win the following race at Airport Speedway.”

Haworth hopes to rise to the level of new competition in the 270 class and is ready to meet all the challenges that come with racing in a new class.

When not racing you can find Olivia staying active by doing Crossfit, skiing, fishing, and taking outdoor trips with her family to the beach or the mountains. She also loves to cook and hanging out with her two cats and dog.

Olivia is a strong advocate for women in racing and supports the Car Chix organization and everything they do for women in the industry. Haworth also has excellent words of advice for young female racers looking to get involved in Motorsports. “Never take no for an answer and don’t give up. If you can dream it, you can do it. Nothing is Impossible!”

Follow her on Facebook at Olivia Haworth Racing

Or Instagram: @oliviahaworthh


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