The Official Website of Amy Elizondo

About Amy

Fifteen years of racing seems like a long time. But at 22, for Amy Elizondo, racing has been more than just a part of her life; it has been most of her life. When she was seven, Amy competed in Quarter Midgets and holds numerous wins and track records, the most notable of which was 1997’s first place holder in Senior Honda’s Thunder on the Mountain, and 2002’s first place holder for the same event.

When Amy was 13 she went to a National Auto Sport Association event at Phoenix International Raceway and entered their competition driving school. Completing it meant she could earn a race license for road courses, even though she could not legally drive a car on the street. By the time Amy could drive a car on the street, she was racing in the American Speed Association Speed Truck Challenge Series. This consists of midsize trucks, powered by Chevrolet 350 engines with a two-speed transmission. In 2005 she won the Truck Championship and Rookie of the Year with Pro Auto Sports at Firebird Raceway.

At 17 Amy was given the opportunity to race a Formula Ford on the East Track at Firebird, in Chandler, Arizona. Shortly after, she drove a Formula Mazda on two of the three tracks there. A year later, she competed in the World Karting Championship at F1 RaceFactory in Phoenix, Arizona, and was the Top Woman Driver. Amy raced at Tucson Raceway Park in a Legend Car, finishing third in points after racing in only half of the season; she then drove GTO and GTSC Stock Cars, which are NASCAR Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Series cars. This is a step down from the Nationwide Series, which is a step down from their Sprint Cup Series.

Amy has successfully passed driving schools at Pro Auto Sports, Bondurant, ARCA, and was a scholarship invitee to the Lynn St. James Driver Development program. Lynn St. James was the first woman to receive the Indy 500 Rookie of the Year award in 1992. In 2007 Amy raced for a second time in the World Karting Championship and finished as the second Top Woman Driver. She then competed in Colorado Indy Racing League’s Drivers Search and finished first. In addition to all the competition licenses she has earned over the years, Amy also held a NASCAR Competition license for the Whelen Series.

One of the keys to Amy’s success has been her competitive spirit and her drive a lot of which came from her number one fan, crew chief, mechanic, rig driver, and social watchdog; her father Manny, who is a lifetime racer of circle track cars.

What Clients and Racers Say

Robert M. Powers - Pro Per Racing

Sports Car Diver, Hill Climber, Drag Racer, Landspeed Record Holder

Amy is a cool headed, analytical, and savy racer. Anyone interested in becoming a better driver should spend some seat time in a car with her!