Professional barrel racer Tana Poppino together with three women race car drivers will join 500 girl scouts at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, MO on October 1st during a unique event being planned as part of a NASCAR race weekend at the track.
Tana, plus drivers Alli Owens, Tiffany Daniels and Johanna Long will participate in this event which is intended to provide the girl scouts with an opportunity to meet women who are successful in non-traditional careers. They will interact with the womennd ask questions and then they will watch the ARCA/ Remax Kansas Lottery 150 race in which Ms. Owens will be driving for the DeHondt racing tream. Many of the Girl Scouts will be watching a stock car race for the very first time.
Tana Poppino After 20 years of combining careers as a part time professional rodeo barrel racer and a full time corporate marketing position, Tana Poppino, decided to devote her full attention to barrel racing. It paid off handsomely when she qualified for the 2006 and 2007 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. During the past two years she has won the barrel racing event at major rodeos such as the Calgary Stampede, The National Western Stock Show Rodeo, Cody (WY) 4th of July Rodeo, Oklahoma State Fair, Louisiana State Fair and the Sand Hills Stock Show Rodeo (Odessa TX). She has been a finalist at dozens of others. Learn more at www.tanapoppino.com.
Alli Owens drives for D’Hondt Motorsports piloting the #19 ElectrifyingCareers.com Toyota. This is Alli’s second year in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. She began her racing career at eight years old racing in a BMX bicycle race. Learn more at www.alliowens.com.
Johanna Long will be seated with Girl Scouts sharing her racing background beginning at five years old. She has several wins in the Florida Kart scene, experienced Legends Cars and then the tough Pro Late Model Series. Last year at age 15, Johanna became the youngest and first female track champion at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. Learn more at www.johannalong.com.
Tiffany Daniels will be seated with Girl Scouts sharing her racing and engineering background. Tiffany drives in the UARA-Stars Series and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. In addition to her racing career, Tiffany also hold a full-time job as an engineer with a NASCAR Sprint Series team. Learn more at www.tiffdaniels.com.
D’Hondt Motorsports headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina is home to the #19 Toyota Camry ARCA RE/MAX Series team and the #92 Toyota NASCAR Nationwide Series team. With over 75 years of collective NASCAR and motorsports experience from general management to crew, D’Hondt is poised to skyrocket into NASCAR’s next generation. Learn more at www.dhondtmotorsports.com.
Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri is an organization that, in partnership with committed adults, helps girls grow courageous and strong through a variety of enriching experiences. Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri supports about 35,000 registered Girl Scouts, grades Kindergarten – 12th from all populations, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds in 47 counties across Kansas and Missouri. Learn more at www.girlscoutsksmo.org.