Brooke Kawell is having a fine second season in her SoCal SuperTrucks Modified Kart in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. The California kid has run in the top, most of the year and is knocking on the door of her first podium at a national race. Last year Kawell became the first female to ever podium in a Modified Kart at a regional race in Chandler, Arizona.
“The field is super competitive this year,” Kawell said. “But I do feel that a podium is coming. I feel like I am getting stronger every race and we are getting closer. I hope I end up on the podium this year, that’s the goal for every racer.”
The ultimate goal for Kawell is to become a star in LOORRS top two divisions, Pro 2 and Pro 4 trophy trucks. It’s an ambitious goal for the young girl. Currently the only full-time female in a pro full size truck is K&N racer Corry Weller. But Kawell has her sights set on reaching her goal one day. In her second full season in the Modified Kart, Kawell is making strides towards her goal.
“I’ve become a stronger driver this year. I have matured and I’m using my experiences from last season to try and improve at every race. I won’t back down.”
Kawell is a respectable eighth in the extremely competitive Modified Kart point’s standings. She said her favorite moment of the year was when she ran in the top five most of the day during round three at Lake Elsinore, California. Her friends say it is “super cool” that she is able to race so competitively, and the confidence boost for her and the team is immeasurable.
Kawell has a lot of racing talent in her family to model herself after. Her father, Jason, is an accomplished Baja racer, and her cousin, Blake Baggett, is a budding motocross star.
Kawell made sure to thank K&N and SoCal SuperTrucks for their support.
“Thanks to K&N products, my Modified Kart performs great. The filters give me extra hours of power that I need to get me around the track faster.”