November 18, 2020
As we begin our preparation for the 2021 season the #YRDArmy has already strengthened with our latest addition to the programme, Macie Hitter. Macie is the inaugural winner of the YRDA ‘Drive for Diversity’ Award after displaying her fantastic talents in the Junior X30 class which has seen her win the HKRC Top Female Driver award two years in a row. Now Macie has her eyes set on making the next step in her Motorsport career and we are glad to be by her side in what will be a very exciting season.
Since beginning her racing career at Kimbolton in 2017 in the Honda Cadet class, Macie has always been collecting trophies. Taking five podiums and a further two 5th place finishes, Macie was immediately identified as a promising talent. Despite Honda Cadet being a very competitive class and a tough one to race in, Macie seemed to fit right in and it only seemed a matter of time before she took her first win.
That win would come in 2018 at Kimbolton with Macie taking four victories in her 2018 campaign at both Kimbolton and Ellough Park seeing her finishing 6th in the Honda Cadet class in the HKRC Championship. The result would see Macie win the Top Female Driver Award at the club and she was only just getting started!
With now proven ability at club level finishing 9th in the TVKC PFI Winter Cup, Macie made the step up to race in the British Kart Championships in 2019. With a promising sign ahead of her biggest challenge she would go on to finish 18th out of the 60 competitors, also being top female in this class. Visiting new tracks and up against new competition it was a year of progression for Macie and she would demonstrate the skills she had by qualifying 3rd in Round 5 at Kimbolton and at the end of the season her best result of 6th place in Round 12 at Whilton Mill, gaining an impressive eleven places in the process!
Heading into this season Macie skipped past the Mini classes and decided to take the leap to Junior X30 class straight away. In a season that has been cut short due to the pandemic Macie has had a restricted amount of time on circuit, but sitting 4th in the HKRC championship, which features fellow YRDA athlete and UKC Champion Luke Watts, is a hugely positive result.
Now with a new season emerging, Macie has set herself some new targets and has joined the Academy to help her achieve those. There are exciting announcements to be made in the next weeks and months on Macie’s plans for 2021. It’s set to be her biggest season in the sport and she will no doubt become a familiar name in the Motorsport community.
Macie will be looking to follow in the footsteps of female YRDA drivers past and present including, Jem Hepworth, Logan Hannah and Emily Linscott who are now all present within GT and single seater racing.
Macie Hitter: “I am so grateful for being awarded this scholarship , and really excited to be working with all the team at #YRDArmy. Looking forward to 2021 Season.”
You can follow Macie’s career in 2021 right here on the YRDA website as well as our social media pages. #YRDArmy
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