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Cooper Tire National Tire Safety Week

Posted at 11:38 AM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 11:38:23-04


With a background in line-finding sports including ski racing, Loni Unser started racing cars in 2017 and has shown promise in NASA Rocky Mountain Spec Miata competition. In 2019, she added select MX-5 Cup weekends to her schedule. The young driver carries her family name to a new generation of fans. Her grandfather was Jerry Unser, the first of the famous Unsers to race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. From then on, the Unser family has won the prestigious Indianapolis 500 nine times and become known as “The First Family” of American auto racing.

She believes in the power of positive role models and hopes to inspire young girls through her activities on and off track. The 21-year-old always makes time to talk to girls in the paddock and grandstands during race weekends, and served as a board member for the Wood River Valley chapter of Girls on the Run, a non-profit program that works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through physical fitness.

Interview Provided by: Cooper Tire