009: BMW M5 Mom / Racecar Driver / BMW Spokesmodel – Laura Hayes

Race car driver Laura Hayes, a star of the exhilarating Thunderbunny Racing team, pulled in for a pit stop on this week’s podcast. Ready to take us on a high-speed journey through her career, Laura gave us fascinating insights into the incredible growth of Thunderbunny Racing. From its humble origins in a high school automotive shop, this team has shifted gears to dominate a 30,000-square-foot space, tackling the World Racing League’s amateur endurance racing series and recently securing a podium finish at Daytona!

Laura takes us through her own racing journey and imparts some valuable lessons for inspiring racers. Her experience with prestigious teams such as Richard Petty Driving Experience and BMW Performance Center, alongside her victory at the Mazda Women’s Initiative Scholarship in 2021, are all checkpoints that underline her formidable journey. 

Listen in to hear about Laura’s adrenaline-fueled experiences and the palpable gratitude she feels being part of the track scene. It’s a real treat for racing enthusiasts or anyone curious about the world of high-speed competition!

In this episode, you will hear about:

  • Expansion of Thunderbunny Racing’s vehicle lineup from a Nissan to Super GT4s and a Porsche GT4, highlighting their growth and ambition.
  • Overview of Thunderbunny Racing’s services, including their auto shop and plans for a local car community club.
  • Discussion on Laura’s personal racing journey.
  • Laura’s win at the Mazda Women’s Initiative Scholarship in 2021, emphasizing her success in the racing field.
  • Insight into the World Racing League’s amateur endurance racing series, including the competitiveness and team dynamics.

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