Zoe Mattis

Zoe began her racing career in quarter midgets at the end of the 2003 racing season at the age of 7. After five plus years of quarter midget racing, she has amassed over 75 feature wins as well as the 2007 Region II Dirt Championship in Senior Honda. She also captured fast time at the Montgomery County Quarter Midget Club’s Beat the Clock race in 2007. For 2006, 2007 and 2008, Zoe also captured most wins in her class at MCQMRC and for 2006 and 2008 also captured most consecutive wins.

 

In 2008 Zoe began racing a 125cc microsprint at Airport Speedway in the Junior Division picking up 10 feature wins, and 6 second place finishes and capturing the point championship for the Junior 125 class. Zoe had the most wins of all Juniors, was the youngest driver to have competed the entire season as well as the youngest driver ever to capture a point championship at Airport Speedway, and one of only a few females to hold such a title.

 

Zoe ran in the Junior Division at Airport Speedway for the 2009 season driving a 125cc microsprint where she was the Junior 125 Runner-Up Points Champion. Zoe accomplished 4 feature wins and 13 top 5 finishes in the 2009 season. In 2009, Zoe was also a finalist of the K&N Filters/Ron Sutton Winner’s Circle Driver Development Program where she went to Stockton, California to compete for a ride against other accomplished drivers.

 

Zoe received the Project Podium grant sponsorship from Lyn St. James as of July 2009. Project Podium is a program of Women In the Winners Circle Foundation, a non-profit organization established by Lyn St. James, and is a matching-funds grant program designed to help promising young female race car drivers furthering their driving careers. Current Project Podium partners are: Newman's Own, Grand- Am, NASCAR Foundation, NHRA, Indy Racing League/Firestone Indy Lights, Atlantic Championship, Toyota, VW, Rolex, and Mike Helton.

 

In 2010, Zoe moved up to the adult division at the youngest age possible where she accomplished 2 top five finishes and 9 top ten finishes against individuals who had been running this series for upwards of 20 years. In 2010, Zoe continued the Driver Development Program with Lyn St. James.

 

In 2011, Zoe continued to race in a 125cc microsprint while doing some testing in a 270cc microsprint. She accomplished one feature win, 6 top five finishes, and 10 top ten finishes throughout the course of the race season. Zoe also joined a fabulous organization in 2011 called Race Against Drugs.

 

2012 brought new opportunities for Zoe and her team. Zoe started to race a 305 sprint car. In the beginning of the season, the car was still being put together and she did not make her sprint car debut until the middle of June. Zoe made the feature her first night out and received accolades from her fellow competitors immediately after the race regarding her stellar driving. Zoe was planning to run all scheduled races a Bridgeport; however, rain prevented her from racing in all but two races.  Zoe was extremely unhappy about this turn of events but made the features and finished every time.

Zoe is currently a straight A student in 11th grade where she takes all Honors and AP courses. In addition to racing, Zoe enjoys reading and participating in martial arts where she will soon achieve the level of black belt. Zoe studies the Okinawan style of karate and credits her years of martial arts training with much of her racing success as it has taught her focus, confidence and the discipline required of a race car driver.