Mackena Bell, 22, of Carson City, Nevada is competing in her third season with Rev Racing after running a full season in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in 2011 and 6 races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2010.
In 2009, after testing at the annual Drive for Diversity Combine, Bell was invited to compete with Position One Motorsports in the Super Late Model division at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.). She embraced the challenge of a new division and a new race track and finished her rookie season with an eighth place points finish. She also made history becoming the first female in the Super Late Model Division to make the podium with a 3rd place finish in August 2009.
In 2008, she competed in her first full season in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., under her family owned race team, “Mackena Bell Motorsports”. The youngest competitor in the field of late models finished ninth in the overall point standings after missing 4 races. That season was enough to earn the attention of the Drive for Diversity program and Position One Motorsports.
Bell has worked her way up the racing ladder from Super Outlaw Dirt Karts to Super Late Models, and began racing karts in her hometown at Thunder Bowl Speedway before advancing to an asphalt Legends car in 2005. That season, she became the only female to win a Legend Car championship at Champion Speedway in Carson City and was the youngest driver to win a title in the track’s 42-year history.
- Six starts with NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and 11 with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series – One top 5 and 7 top 10′s in 2010 and 2011.
- Finished eighth in the SLM standings in 2009 at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California, with one top 5 and 10 top 10 finishes.
- Three top 5′s and eleven top 10′s in 2008, finishing 9th in her rookie season in the standings at All American Speedway
- Finished fourth in the Legends of the Pacific West Coast Tour standings in the 1250cc asphalt division in 2007; also ran a limited number of late model events.
- The only female in the Top 15, Bell finished 3rd in the PRO Division of the 1250cc Legends of the Pacific West Coast Tour standings in 2007.
- In 2007 she earned the Team Adversity award, with 22 starts – Seven top 3′s, 13 Top 5′s and 16 top 10′s.
- In 2006, earned the Most Inspirational Driver honor in her rookie season after she finished fourth in the 1250cc division standings with 10 starts – Nine top 5′s and 10 top 10′s.
- In 2005, Youngest driver and only female to win the asphalt Legends Division Rookie and Promoters Choice award at Champion Speedway
- Earned a Runner-Up position in the point standings as well as the Rookie of the Year title at the Super Outlaw Dirt Kart- Open Intermediate 500cc Division in 2005.
- Only female to win the prestigious 6ft Perpetual Trophy in Red Bluff, California, history