Meet Kristin Bumbera, a driver for NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Program. See photos, video and a biography of Kristin below.
Kristin Bumbera is being touted as the next “Danica Patrick” of the racing world. She recently made her NASCAR Grand National Division debut on April 19, 2008 at the Allstate Texas Thunder 150 in Kyle, TX, and was the only female driver in the race. She finished 11th. She has had three Top 4 finishes since then at the All American Speedway in Roseville, California, and will race again on May 24th.
As a biography, Kristin Bumbera was born on October 5, 1987 in Houston, Texas. She is 20 years old. She began racing go-karts at 8 years of age and moved to the Super Mini-Cup Division at Houston Motorsports Park in 1998, when she was 11 years old. She won every race during that season and was named Rookie of the Year. The next few years were spent traveling with her father, Kenny Bumbera, and his Super Late Model Team.
In 2004, when Kristin was 16 years old, she was Rookie of the Year, in the Late Model Division, with two Top 5’s and six Top 10’s. In 2006, Krisitn became the first female to win a Late Model race at the Houston Motorsports Park.
Kristin had a successful 2007 season and because of it was invited to the Drive for Diversity Combine in the Late Model Series.
2008 has started off quite well for Kristin, and it will just be a matter of time when her name will be synonymous to Danica Patrick.
Kristin is currently attending Houston Baptist University, where she is majoring in marketing and communications.
More photos and video of Kristin Bumbera below.