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Makala Marks

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Makala Marks

Indianapolis, IN

My name is Makala Marks and I'm 15 years old. I'm from Indianapolis, Indiana so I was born and raised around racing. My dad is a crew chief at Andretti Autosport so the racing atmosphere comes natural to me. My biggest dream is to become an open-wheel champion. I began racing karts at 8 years old. My accomplishments include two championships, three Driver of the Year awards, among wins and podiums. I have faced many challenges in my life from battling a traumatic brain injury at age 4 to Epilepsy. I transitioned to open-wheel and attended Lucas Oil School of Racing and received my SCCA novice license at 14. This year I’ll participate in a full season in Formula Vee with Wasserman Racing in the Challenge Cup Series. 2018 will also include karting and seat time in a F1600. I’ve also been invited for the Brazilian Formula Vee in 2018. I was a top-ten finalist in the Search For A Champion contest last year. Champion's sponsorship helped me afford the training needed to chase my dreams. I’m moving up the ladder in car racing and with Champion Auto Part’s support I know I have what it takes to make it!