Join us in welcoming Tess Wood as an Official Car Chix Member! Tess Wood competed and finished in the top 12 of the 2021 Women of Motorsports Contest to earn her spot as Ms. February in the DucK X Productions sponsored month of the 2022 Car Chix Calendar.
TESS WOOD BIO
NICKNAME: Miss Midnight Maverick
PHOTO CREDITS FOR SUBMITTED PHOTOS: Self
PROFESSION: Aspiring race car driver
YOUR VEHICLES (in photo): 1973 Ford Maverick
MOTOR/SPECS: 8.2 deck 363ci with 240cc High Port heads build by Pettis Performance with a crank driven Procharger F3-R-112 supercharger.
RACING CLASS/TEAM/DIVISION: No Time shootouts, grudge racing, ASAG, and Limited Small Tire
HOMETOWN: Palmdale, CA
PERSONAL WEBSITE/FANPAGE: youtube.com/c/MissMidnightMaverick
CLUBS/AFFLIATIONS/SPONSORS: Procharger, Vibrant, Nitrous Express, Team Z motorsports,
ACCOMPLISHMENTS/ACHIEVEMENTS: WCHRA 2020 LST class winner, SCSN 2020 Small tire Semi-Finalist, Irwindale No Prep Girl’s Race winner.
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH AUTOMOBILES/MOTORSPORTS: I grew up building off-road vehicles with my dad and watching him compete in the Baja 500.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH AUTOMOBILES/MOTORSPORTS: since before I can remember.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT AUTOMOBILES/MOTORSPORTS: Learning and problem solving when issues arise, the sense of accomplishment it brings and of course the pure adrenaline associated with competing in a drag race.
WHAT IS YOUR WORST CAR/RACING/MOTORSPORTS RELATED MEMORY: Just last week I crashed my car at the top end of the race track. I was going 160mph when I hit the wall three times.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR NEXT SEASON: This next season I will be building a new car. I’m hoping to be able to finish the build before the following season.
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES FOR REACHING YOUR GOALS: Saying goodbye to the car I’ve had and raced for 9 years now and having to build another car is going to be one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.
ANY BIG MODS OR BUILDS GOING ON DURING THE OFF SEASON: Building a whole new car
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER HOBBIES OR PASSIONS: I love photography and videography. I’ve been able to combine this with my passion for racing by starting a YouTube channel.
IF YOU GOT A MILLION DOLLARS TOMORROW, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT? I would definitely get a new car built a lot faster and probably take time to travel and go to a lot of my bucket list races around the country.
ADVICE TO OTHER WOMEN IN MOTORSPORTS OR WOMEN INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED IN MOTORSPORTS: Just get out there and do it, no matter how much or how little you know or have. The motorsports community is an amazing thing to be a part of and the people are so amazing