Seriously hot women have been driving fast cars for decades. They started off as being “eye candy” and used as simple fixtures, or even as navigators for "the real" drivers. There were only a handful of brave women who stepped into the sport as actual drivers. In the early years of racing, those strong, independent, and beautiful women were treated as if they were overstepping boundaries, especially since it was considered a male sport.
However, it was women like Sara Christian, who drove at the inaugural NASCAR race and Janet Guthrie, who first competed in the Indy 500 that paved the way for the future women of racing. Now, ladies are seen as fierce racing competitors, in different driving sports all around the world. One thing that hasn't changed through the years is that aside from being some of the best athletes, these women are still seriously hot.
Just think about it: sexy, intelligent women driving really fast cars. Whoever it was that thought women shouldn't be taken seriously in racing was an idiot. These women have all earned a solid income by driving in stock racing, Indy racing, drag racing and more. They are the women that use a combination of beauty and speed to make your heart race. They are 15 seriously hot women who have driven fast cars for a living.
15 Leilani Munter
Hello, Leilani Munter. Don't you wish all ARCA race car drivers could look as hot as this one? She is model, biologist and environmental activist, all balled up into one woman, who also drives fast cars for a living. Above all else, she uses racing to speak up about saving the environment, but she's pretty great behind the wheel, too.
Leilani has set several records as a female driver. In 2003, she raced her first NASCAR Weekly Racing Series and placed ninth. She later qualified 4th for her first speedway start, which was the highest qualifying effort for a woman. A couple of years later, Leilani made history again by finishing fourth at the Texas Motor Speedway and gaining the highest finish for a female in the history of that speedway.
14 Leah Pritchett
Leah Pritchett looks nothing like a drag racer. With her long hair, jaw dropping figure, and beautiful brown eyes, she is every man's dream. She also drives a sexy Camaro in honor of one of her current sponsors, Papa John's (Papa John sold his gold Camero in order to start his pizza company).
Drag racing since she was only eight years old, Leah Pritchett has set records in her adult drag racing career. However, Leah faced a rough situation earlier this year. It was her first full season in the top fuel category for Bob Vandergriff Racing, but BVR was unexpectedly shut down. It was her perseverance that pushed her to find a new team and sponsors quickly (hence the Papa John's car). Leah still managed to finish 7th in the NHRA Mello Yello Championship Series.
13 Susie Wolff
This seriously hot woman used to drive fast cars for a living too. Susie Wolff retired from Formula One last year, after realizing that it wasn't ready for a female driver. She drove her way up the ranks, starting in British Formula Renault and progressed to British F3. Susie thought her dream might come true when she was signed to Formula One as a developmental driver in 2012. She quickly became the first woman in 22 years to take part in a Formula One weekend. Wolff spent three years stuck in developmental before realizing that she wasn't going to advance any time soon. It's a shame that her racing potential was never fully recognized. Susie is now a Formula One anchor for Channel 4 in the UK.
12 Amber Balcaen
This Canadian bombshell is being hailed as the next Danica Patrick. Amber Balcaen is shockingly gorgeous and drives fast cars for a living. She wanted to set a record as the first Canadian woman to win a NASCAR sanctioned race. Guess what? That's just what she did on August 27th of this year, and in her rookie season no less. She has long dark hair that makes her painstakingly beautiful blue eyes stand out even more. Curves that could make your head spin and she is on fire in NASCAR.
Amber currently drives the #10 car for Lee Pulliam Performance, in the NASCAR Whelen All American series. Amber claims that she makes a statement not only because she is one of the only women who races in her field, but also with her hard earned racing talent.
11 Shannon McIntosh
Shannon McIntosh is your next up and coming racer. This seriously hot brown eyed beauty was voted IndyCar Nation's fan favorite at the USF2000 series, although now she competes in the ARCA Racing series. Shannon has only raced once in the ARCA series, but finished 15th after starting 28th. She has already been recognized by Seventeen Magazine, ESPN, and even Mashable for Top 5 “Must Follow Athlete on Social Media.” Shannon has amazingly soft features that one wouldn't expect from a race car driver, but she is obviously on the move. You wouldn't want to meet this beautiful lady for any kind of race on the open road!
10 Jessica Barton
I know just what you're thinking… Jessica Barton looks more like a car model than an actual race car driver. This is somewhat a correct assumption. However, this is only partly true. She is a model, actress, and believe it or not, Jessica is also an Import race car driver. Could you imagine riding passenger next to her?
In fact, this smokin' hot model beat the brakes off of Nissan Skylines and Lamborghinis with just a street legal 94' Toyota Supra during the TX2K12 event. She also pushed said car to over 170 mph during the 16th annual U.S. Army Cup Finals. I'm very sad to say that Jessica's famous ride was stolen and dismembered for parts in 2013. However, you can check her out as Miss August 2017 on the Fireball Model Video Calendar.
9 Milka Dunos
Milka Duno has seriously hot curves and she's also quite talented at driving for a living. She is considered to be one of the most successful female drivers ever. Milka has had a very successful history with racing sportscars, where she won 8 races combined between the ALMS and Grand-Am series. She has since moved on to finish 2nd place in the legendary 24 Hours of Daytona. This was the highest finish by a woman in the history of that race. She also made history as the first Hispanic female to compete in stock car racing at the national level in the US. Milka Duno has had a history of crashing, although it is possible that her beauty may have caused some heads to turn. She has dark brown eyes, beautiful hair, and a show-stopping smile.
8 The Cope Twins
Amber & Angela Cope will undoubtedly make your head spin, although it's not only from seeing double. Unfortunately, the pair haven't been seen in a race since 2012. Angela and Amber became the first twins to compete in one out of three NASCAR top series. However, the twins fell under heavy criticism and were prompted to leave NASCAR. Apparently, Amber slowed down what should have been a win for Kevin Harvick at the Nationwide series a few years ago in 2012. Some pretty harsh words were spoken by Harvick and NASCAR fans, which eventually led the twins to vacate their engines.
7 Claire Louis Jedrek
Claire Louise Jedrek is Singapore’s only female race car driver. She looks like she could be in a beauty pageant, but instead she is into any extreme sport that catches her attention. Jedrek only just took up racing in 2013, but has already taken a 2nd place podium finish at the 2015 Malaysian F1 support race. She has only had her license for 6 years and originally began racing as a bet to a fellow racing partner.
Jedrek is a rare beauty, with a soft complexion and toned body. She looks kind of like the sweet girl that you wish lived next door, which is also usually the one from your dreams. As a follow-up to the 2015 Malaysian F1 support race she went on to pick up 8th place out of 36 competitors for the Malaysian Grand Prix series. Claire is seriously hot, talented, and she also loves to mimic her favorite rap songs. That is, when she isn't driving fast cars for a living.
6 Natasha Chang
Natasha Chang was a Caribbean race car driver from Jamaica, although her heritage is Jamaican, Chinese and Puerto Rican. She is one of a kind, with her luscious dark hair, tan skin, and seriously hot eyes. They almost seem to be calling your name. Natasha also has a smokin' hot body with toned curves that turns heads at the beach while she is out surfing, which she also loves to do.
In 2006, Natasha started off with the Jetcon Race Team Banner at the Palisadoes International Speedway. She later came in at 3rd place on a racing reality show called Jamspeed that pitted beginning racers against pros. While under the Jamspeed banner, Natasha completed her first rally as a navigator and won her first class. Natasha also won 2nd place in the JMMC rookie Championship! Natasha is still driving fast cars for a living and looking seriously hot at the wheel.
5 Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick is seriously one of the hottest women and surely the most famous to drive fast cars for a living. She is fierce, competitive, and sexy. It's no wonder she has been sought after as a model for Sports Illustrated with her long dark hair, beautiful eyes, and curvaceous body. It's surprising that she doesn't just stop the traffic mid-race.
Danica is also stunning behind the wheel. She started her career off go-karting as a child after her sister, Brooke pushed their parents to get two go-karts instead of a pontoon boat. She was the first woman to get a win in the IndyCar series and she also holds the highest finish by a woman in the Indianapolis 500. Her current status is full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series where she became the first woman to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole.
4 Madalena Antas
Madalena Antas does not drive fast cars for a living, but she does drive fast tricked-out pickup tucks over dunes in deserts on the rally circuit. Could anything possibly get any hotter than that? She makes a living getting down and dirty in the desert. Madalena is a Portuguese hottie, who gets paid to do what most models despise, yet she is also a model too. In men's magazines, nonetheless.
Antas is gorgeous, with long blonde hair, beautiful eyes, and a body that put any imagination of a dream-girl to shame. She drives Nissan Pathfinders in cross country and internationally for Dakar events. Madalena also loves to paint, but only in her spare time. That is, when she's not out bumping the dunes or posing for magazine spreads, which are bound to send chills down your spine. Or at least create the immediate need for a cold shower.
3 Carmen Jordá
Carmen Jordá Buades is painstakingly beautiful, but in seriously attractive kind of way. She looks like a beauty queen, but is really a Spanish race car driver. Carmen is currently a development driver for the Renault F1 team. She is also the daughter of former race car driver Jose Miguel. This dreamy vision of a woman is planning on picking up, right where Susie Wolff left off with F1. If you recall, Susie Wolff left because she wasn't making any leeway after three years spent in development.
Hopefully, F1 plans on letting Carmen work her way up. It would be unfortunate if they lost not one, but two seriously hot women on this list. This gorgeous woman makes looking good easy, and she has done the same so far with her racing career. She's the kind of girl who could make you sweat in the coldest winter, but I wouldn't try to race her on the race track, or off.
2 Natalie Decker
Natalie Decker is a bit of a newbie in the professional racing world, but she has been racing fast cars since she was only 12-years-old. By 2013 she was already ARCA Midwest World Tour and got Rookie of the year after finishing 3rd in points. She also took 3rd in a three-race Midwest Truck Series at Madison International Speedway. All of this before she had even turned 18 years old.
Natalie has grown into a beautiful woman, with curves that could give any man passing whiplash. She loves yoga, which is kind of obvious from the photo above, but very hot. Last year, Natalie participated in NASCARs' Drive for Diversity. This year, she attempted to make her first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, but fell short in qualifying. As of right now, this blonde bombshell has been racing with the Nason Motorsports team in the ARCA tour.
1 Inessa Tushkanova
Okay! Inessa Tushkanova is seriously hot. A curvaceous, beautiful, possibly flawless woman. She drives fast cars in Pro Rallys and in her other life she is a Playboy model. Big job contrast on that one. Inessa is sexy, smart, and even witty. Her personal website is adorned with an assortment of quotes, one of which claims that “boobs are like shoes, good as they are, but there is no place to wear them”.
Inessa may not seem like a race car driver, but she has been for 8 years now, and she's pretty good at it. In fact, she won the 2nd place trophy for ladies in the FIA ERC, which is the European Rally Championship. She has a total of 42 starts in several races, most in Ukraine as that is where she is from. Apparently, PR is the purpose behind her Playboy spreads because men do not like women in racing and it is difficult to get sponsors.
There you have it. These women are seriously hot, they all drive fast cars for a living, and most have been pretty great at it. In fact, they leave the race track sizzling and smoking, and it's not just from their car exhaust.