Drive for Diversity profile: Megan Reitenour

BY foxsports • January 22, 2009

Team Owner: Leicht Motorsports

Track: Tri-County Speedway

Hometown: Miamisburg, Ohio

Years in Racing: 12

Date Of Birth: 4/30/91

Megan Reitenour, 17, hails from Miamisburg, Ohio, and is a senior in high school. She is part of a third generation of racers in her family. Reitenour began her career racing Quarter Midgets at the age of five. She earned three consecutive track championships and over 150 top-three finishes.

In 2004, she moved to the Bandolero Series where she won the Great Lakes Nationals, the Buckeye Nationals and the 2004 & 2005 Ohio State Championships, finishing 5th in the nation. Reitenour continued to charge up the racing community ladder in 2006 when she moved to the Legends Series. She also won the 2006 Semi Pro Young Lions Ohio State Championship.

In 2008, she was selected as a development driver for the Super Cup Stock Car Series. Reitenour competed in ten races, compiling an impressive record. In those ten races, she had three wins, nine top fives, 10 top 10s and two poles. She finished second in the series points standings, missing the championship by seven points, and was named Rookie of the Year. Reitenour, was the only driver in the series to post three victories for the season.

Reitenour continued her success in 2008 when she was selected for the first time to participate in the 2008 Drive for Diversity Testing & Evaluation Combine presented by Sunoco at South Boston Speedway. Her performance at the Combine earned her a spot in the 2009 Drive for Diversity class. She will drive for Leicht Motorsports in the 2009 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Tri-County Speedway in Hudson, N.C.

Reitenour attributes her success to her team, family, friends and independent sponsorship.

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