No Substitute for Hard Work for Racecar Driver Molly Helmuth
(Seattle, WA, July 10, 2018) Molly Helmuth, one of seven Racecar Drivers representing the Kulwicki Driver Development Program this year, is no stranger to hard work and perseverance. Born and raised in Seattle, Helmuth decided at the beginning of the season that she would venture to the East Coast to expand her brand presence and face a new challenge in her racing career.
This season Molly Helmuth has competed in eight racing events between Southeast and Northwest racetracks. Although her finishes haven’t been to her liking, Helmuth continues to strive for success. “I knew going into this season that it wasn’t going to be easy.” Molly stated, “I understood that I would be racing at new racetracks that I have never been on before, against the top drivers in the country. However, I’ve always enjoyed a challenge.”
Helmuth has had multiple strong runs. She ran in the top three in her debut in the CARS Tour at Myrtle Beach Speedway and she ran second at the Mark Galloway 150 at her home track of Evergreen Speedway in the month of May. Most recently, Helmuth started 41st out of the 41- car field at the Summer Showdown, one of the largest races in the country, due to an engine failure in qualifying. Her team performed an engine swap in order to compete in the 200-lap race on the 5/8 track. “We started last in the Summer Showdown, and we raced our way up to the 9th position. We struggled towards the end of the race with rear end, and tire issues, placing us 15th. We seem to have good runs, but it just never looks good on paper afterwards, and that’s what matters most.” Helmuth said.
Despite the fact that Molly isn’t too pleased with her on-track results, she continues to open many eyes within her local community. Molly has currently put in a total of 67 hours of community service efforts between Washington and North Carolina. She has raised $5,135 for two different organizations and gathered hundreds of pounds of food and water for her local foodbank. While that is impressive, she isn’t stopping there. “I’ve always believed that it is important to give back to my community. I am blessed with the life that I’ve been given and I try to use my platform to give back to those around me. Each opportunity I have been involved in is so incredibly satisfying. I put in so many hours to make sure that my brand is being represented in the greatest light possible, and I am so glad that I have been able to be a part of so many wonderful events and organizations. I am also glad that I have the Kulwicki Driver Development Program pushing me each and every day to be my best self, and Racecar Driver. This is an opportunity of a lifetime, and I am going to take full advantage of it.”
Organizations and events Molly Helmuth has been a part of: Sky Valley Food Bank, Molly’s Mighty Mouse’s, Dress for Success, Ronald McDonald House, Mooresville Soup Kitchen, The Samaritan House, Lynnwood Rotary Club Challenge Series Race, Earth Corps, Dearborn Park Elementary School speaking engagement, Racers Against Child Abuse, The Racing Brotherhood Foundation
For more information on Molly Helmuth and future events, go to www.mollyhelmuth.com
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