McKenna "Sassy" Haase is a 21 year old racecar driver from Des Moines, IA. She primarily races at Knoxville Raceway in the 360 division and is Knoxville's first and only female feature winner in 100+ years. Off the track, McKenna owns and operates her own sprint car team, THR LLC, a youth driver development program and is actively involved at Drake University. When it comes to health and fitness she enjoys training for ninja warrior, and practices gymnastics, Krav Maga, and Tae Kwon Do. In 2017, she completed her rookie year in the 360 class and is now looking forward to having an even stronger year in 2018!
In racing, it has been said that you go to the track to race, not to make friends. McKenna tells her side of the story on how making friends at the track and having good intentions has impacted her racing career.
While jealousy can be derived from a multitude of aspects of our sport, there’s a few that seem to stand out above the rest. McKenna talks about jealousy in Motorsports and how it affects the industry.
Are you a savvy racer? Read up on McKenna's 5 pieces of financial advice for racers and fans. Racing, like any other hobby or sport, is expensive. Be responsible, save/invest if you can, and race with whatever you can.
They say races are won in the shop. While there's a variety of factors that go into being successful on the track, having a strong weekly maintenance program can provide great value to your performance.
As we kick off the racing season, remember that attitude is everything. One of the best ways to preserve a positive attitude at the track is to have realistic expectations on both ends of the spectrum.
After reaching out to a few parents of youth drivers, McKenna has compiled 3 major crucial safety tips that are often times neglected in youth racing. Find out what parents wish they would've known about safety gear before their child started racing.