What started as a family hobby has become a full-time occupation for Mackena Bell.

Bell, of Carson City, is receiving what can be considered a formal education in the sport. Bell is the only female of four drivers in a reality TV show called “Changing Lanes.” The show is scheduled to air on BET early this summer.

Bell is in NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program, and she will race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, two steps below the Sprint Cup. The series starts March 27 and races on the East Coast.

In 2009, Bell was the highest finishing female in Super Late Models at Toyota Speedway in Southern California, with a third-place finish.

She moved to North Carolina in January to work with the Revolution Racing Team, under the guidance of CEO Max Siegel.

“She’s got the right attitude. She’s extremely charismatic. She’s incredible with sponsors and fans,” Siegel said. “Her energy is infectious.” Read the rest of the story at RJG.com

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