STEPHANIE MOCKLER RECEIVES KARA HENDRICK AWARD Stephanie Mockler of Westfield, Ind. is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Kara Hendrick Award. The award was presented today at Lyn St. James' "Women in the Winners Circle" gala at the ...
STEPHANIE MOCKLER RECEIVES KARA HENDRICK AWARD
Stephanie Mockler of Westfield, Ind. is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Kara Hendrick Award. The award was presented today at Lyn St. James' "Women in the Winners Circle" gala at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Stephanie, the daughter of accomplished USAC racing veteran Warren Mockler, has carved her own niche in the sport, recording three feature victories in Regional Midget competition and two wins in the Ford Focus Series. Her award was presented by USAC President/CEO Rollie Helmling. No other female driver has more USAC feature victories. The only other female driver with five career USAC feature victories is Audra Sasselli of Fresno, Calif.
In 2005 Stephanie was the runner-up in USAC's Midwest Ford Focus Midget Series and led the August 3 female podium sweep of the Indianapolis Speedrome Ford Focus feature, beating Alison MacLeod and Erica Santos to the checkered flag! In only her second National Midget Series start in 2006, she posted a third-place finish at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis in the prestigious "Night Before the 500" classic.
Stephanie led a star-studded field of female drivers from various forms of motorsports who were saluted at today's luncheon. Her award honors the memory of one of USAC's most accomplished female drivers, Kara Hendrick, who posted a pair of USAC TQ Midget feature wins before tragically losing her life during a USAC Western Midget event at El Cajon, Calif. in 1991.
Stephanie's father Warren is one of only a handful of drivers to have won both the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" and "Hut Hundred" Midget classics during his career.