Meet Alli Owens. She is a race car driver in the ARCA Re/Max Series from Daytona Beach, Florida. Read her biography, see photos, and watch a fun video.
Alli Owens, who is a second-year ARCA driver and only 1 of 2 women in the field, came in second to Justin Lofton today in the season-opening ARCA race at Daytona International Speedway. As the local girl, Alli’s fast lap of 181.510 was just shy of the winning time of 182.120 mph on the 2.5-mile Daytona oval.
The 20-year-old Daytona Beach native will start from the outside pole in tomorrow’s race. Alli doesn’t shy away from talking about the significance of her race today:
“I got kind of nervous last night when we decided we had a bit of an engine problem and had to change the motor … came back with the outside pole my first time ever. It’s awesome. … Hopefully be able to put on a good show first couple laps of Daytona.”
“…I love drafting. I like the three-wide fender to fender racing getting down and dirty out there.”
“If I did come out and win Daytona… oh boy,” she said, sighing and laughing. “That would be awesome.”
We’re fans here at Right Fielders Alli, and it would indeed be awesome!
Alexandra ‘Alli’ Owens was born on September 2, 1988 in Daytona Beach, Florida so her age is 20. She has an awesome local fan base and an extended family that rally around her with every race.
Alli knew she loved racing at an early age. Her first actual ‘competition’ was a BMX race at the age of 8. Success came quickly for the Daytona Beach, FL native. After her first full season, she was signed as a factory rider for Dan’s Competition/Huffy Bikes. After numerous victories and winning the President’s Cup, Alli turned in her bike and decided to try four wheel competition.
Following a brief stint in quarter midgets, Alli, at age the ripe old age of 13, moved into the Dirt Pure Stock Division on 1/2 mile clay oval at Volusia Speedway Park. Success there came very fast too. In her first season, she finished with an impressive record of two wins, six top five, eight top-10 finishes and ended the 2003 season sixth out of twenty seven cars in the championship standings.
Alli began competing on asphalt in the Mini Stock division on the 1/2 mile oval at New Smyrna Speedway in 2004. She finished the season third in the championship standings and captured the division’s Rookie-of-the-Year honors.
In 2005, Alli advanced to the Late Model division at New Smyrna Speedway. She quickly established herself as a championship contender by scoring a solid second place finish in her first outing. She ended the season third in the championship standings and grabbed her second consecutive Rookie-of-the-Year award.
Prior to the 2007 season, Alli received the break of a lifetime. The National Labor Management Cooperation Committee (NLMCC), a joint entity of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), signed on to be Alli’s primary sponsor. She went on to compete in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Hickory Motor Speedway and in the Late Model division at Tri-County Speedway.
The 2008 season brought Alli to the renowned ARCA RE/MAX Series. With continued support from her sponsors, she drove the No. 12 ElectrifyingCareers.com Chevrolet fielded by DGM Racing. For 2009 Alli signed with D’Hondt Motorsports to drive the #19 Toyota under the ElectrifyingCareers.com banner again.
Being a female in a male dominated industry, Alii doesn’t expect success to come easy. She’s well aware of the devotion and sacrifice it takes to make it in the sport. We, at Right Fielders, are rooting for you Alli!
Alli Owens Video