Articles about Michele Bumgarner

The race car has no clue I wear mascara
As one of the few female drivers on IndyCar's Mazda Road to Indy circuit, I am asked a lot (like a whole lot): What's it like to compete with the boys?Seriously?I do not know what it's like
Happy and sad endings
The year 2014 has been an up-and-down year for motorsports. And while we'd like nothing more than to have a top 10 list full of feel-good stories, there are some notable downers on this list. But these are
In constant threat of heat and rain
Rounds 8 and 9 of the Pro Mazda Championship were held in Houston, Texas, on a street course that runs beside the historic Astro Dome close to downtown. Having made my debut at this very track in October last year, I was
Here's how it went down
It was humid on June 21, the day of the "Head To Head: Can You Beat Michele Bumgarner In An All-New Mazda 3 Skyactiv?" at the SM Mall of Asia open grounds. It was the perfect day for ice cream.But
Here's how my race went
When you think of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you automatically think of the famous Indianapolis 500, "the greatest spectacle in racing." So you can only imagine my excitement when I knew that the Pro Mazda Series would be racing at the Grand
Happy for a chance to compete with her
What started as mere curiosity on our part became an exciting reality last Saturday: Can a good male driver beat a female racing driver in a simple driving contest? That was the basic premise of "Head To Head: Can You Beat Michele
Tomorrow, June 21, at SM Mall of Asia grounds
Tomorrow, June 21, a field of 30 drivers will try to knock out each other for the ultimate chance to race against Michele Bumgarner in "Head To Head: Can You Beat Michele Bumgarner in an All-New Mazda 3 Skyactiv?" The venue
At SM Mall of Asia open grounds
Tomorrow, June 21st, we will all find out if Road To Indy race driver Michele Bumgarner can be beaten in a driving contest using the all-new Mazda 3 at SM Mall of Asia (Block 12 parking area). In this event--called "
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What's the next best thing to racing against a professional driver who represents our country at international motorsport events? Well, it's riding shotgun with her, of course!That's the rationale behind Category B of the "Head to Head: Can
Find out on June 21st
Last week, we dared our readers to beat Michele Bumgarner in a driving contest using the all-new Mazda 3 Skyactiv. Aspiring participants who were up to the challenge had to join a virtual racing contest on PlayStation.The qualifying leg happened
This weekend at 3 Mazda showrooms
Yesterday, we told you that if you could beat Michele Bumgarner in a driving contest using the all-new Mazda 3, we would send you to the United States on August 21-25 to watch her compete in a Road To Indy
Then join this contest
When professional race driver Michele Bumgarner started writing a blog for this website in January this year, Top Gear Philippines editor-in-chief Vernon B. Sarne wondered just how good of a driver she really was, and if regular guys could actually
Here's how the weekend went
For Rounds 3 and 4 of the Mazda Road To Indy (Pro Mazda) Series, we found ourselves back at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. The series had previously been there in February for Winterfest, so I was excited to finally go
Unleashing my sassy side
Part of being a race car driver is the willingness to put yourself out there, not only on the track but off it. I mean, we're competitors--we want to stand out in our own unique way. At least, I sure
The year's not going to be a cakewalk
Going to St. Petersburg on race weekend was different from going to Houston or the Winterfest at New Orleans Motorsports Park and Barber Motorsports Park. This is simply because it was the opening round of the 2014 Pro Mazda Championship. It was
Heels on wheels!
When it comes to cars and driving, men automatically think--or sometimes maybe even assume--that it is their territory and theirs alone. But I am here to tell you that is not the case.* The problem with men as drivers is
It's not all about speed
When you ask people what their ultimate dream is, many will say that they dream of being a race car driver. They think of the speed, the fast cars, the trophies, the champagne showers and the overall lifestyle they think race car
Let our lovely blogger tell you
Although the Mazda Road to Indy (Pro Mazda division) 2013 season finished back in early October, that doesn't stop everyone from doing some winter testing to get a head start for preparations for the 2014 season in March. I myself booked
Michele Bumgarner kicks off her new blog
My love for racing started when my father first opened the Subic Le Mans fun kart track around 1995. For as long as I can remember, my brother Mark and I would spend hours at the karting track and drive hundreds of
And meet driver Michele Bumgarner
Mazda Philippines wants you to show your support for homegrown racer and \"Mazda Road To Indy\" competitor Michele Bumgarner by submitting a selfie of yourself with a Mazda vehicle to its official Facebook page. In exchange, you might get a limited-edition
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