COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. — While 2020 has been a whirlwind year for just about everyone in the racing industry, Colorado race car driver Mariah Boudrieau has found a way to make it a memorable one and use it as a stepping stone for 2021 and beyond.
Boudrieau is a 19-year-old 3rd generation racecar driver based out of Colorado Springs Colorado. Boudrieau has been racing since the age of eleven when she drove a quarter midget for the first time, but her racing aspirations started when she was only a few months old after she attended a NASCAR Busch Series (now NASCAR XFINITY Series) race at the former Pikes Peak International Raceway where her dad was a pit crew member.
Boudrieau ran the full 2020 Colorado National Speedway Super Stock season in what was her rookie campaign at the historic track in Dacono, C.O. While the season didn’t start on time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Boudrieau eventually got her rookie campaign underway in late June. and had a successful campaign in which she finished eighth in points and became the first female to win Rookie of the Year at Colorado National Speedway in the Super Stock division.
“I am absolutely thrilled that I could be the first female driver to win Rookie of the Year in the Super Stock division at Colorado National Speedway. My team and I worked so hard to achieve this goal, and it is the third year in a row that I’ve received a Rookie of the Year award as I’ve advanced through the racing ranks from mini stocks to street stocks and now super stocks!”
While winning Rookie of the Year at Colorado National Speedway is an outstanding feat, Boudrieau had some more exciting news in store for her fans. In mid-October, Boudrieau applied for an ARCA Menards Series license for the 2021 season, and early last week she was approved to run tracks one-mile and under as well as the road courses on the ARCA Menards Series calendar in 2021.
“While I am only approved to run the short tracks so far, I have a test in January at Daytona that will determine if I can upgrade my license to run the other tracks on the schedule.” Boudrieau explained. “I obviously couldn’t do any of this without the support of everybody important in my life. The support of Duane Schram, the Simmons family, my fiancé Ethan Gillett, and finally my parents has been something I could only dream of. They have always pushed me to be my best, and I am proud to have all their support. I also have some great sponsors such as Car Worx Warehouse that backed me this season and I’m looking to continue to build a relationship with them next season.”
As the 2021 ARCA Menards season approaches, Mariah is still searching for sponsors who want to join her on this journey. If you have any interest in sponsoring a personable racecar driver with an expanding fanbase, then Mariah is the lady for you. If you want to follow Mariah Boudrieau’s journey in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021 and everything going on with her personally, you can do so on her Facebook page: Mariah Boudrieau Racing. She plans on providing the fans with plenty of content and updates right from the pits to the drivers’ seat.
Based out of Spartanburg S.C. and founded in 2020, MDR Sports Management has grown from a group of people with a mission to make dreams a reality through Motorsports to a company that prides themselves on giving drivers a chance to progress through the racing industry. MDR Sports Management is doing our part to assist this sport’s newest stars in learning how to become a marketable resource.
Written by: Michael Harvey