Highly competitive late model driver in the Charlotte, NC area, Dominique Van Wieringen is considered the first female to win an All-Stars Tour event as she achieved record-setting success at the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. Dominique made great strides in her racing career as she joined NEMCO Motorsports allowing her to maximize her full potential by becoming integrated in a program that combines the best equipment with a strategically developed schedule.
Dominique is currently working on advancing into the NASCAR ranks with NEMCO’s NASCAR Camping World Truck and Xfinity Series programs awaiting her.
Birthdate: June 22, 1995
Hometown: Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Resides: Charlotte, NC
Marital Status: Single
Dominique joins NEMCO Motorsports Team to maximize her full potential and advance her to compete in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Camping World Truck Series
#1 female to win All-Stars Tour event
#3 female to win a CRA-sanctioned event
Dominique is the first female to win an outlaw super late model championship in the USA
Graduated from World Karting Association to full-size stock cars, earned Rookie Of The Year and Most Improved Driver honors as well as ranked #5 in points at season end
Dominique Van Wieringen began her racing career in motocross at age five and transitioned to race cars at age 11 where she competed with the World Karting Association for five years. In 2011, she graduated to full-size stock cars and competed in the Outlaw Super Late Model Division at Spartan Speedway, in Mason, MI, where she picked up her first career late model feature win and earned Rookie of the Year and Most Improved Driver honors, while ranking fifth in points at season’s end.
2012 brought new challenges and a new racing venue. Dominique competed at Springport (MI) Speedway where she captured the Outlaw Super Late Model Championship putting her in the record books as the first female to win that series championship in Michigan. While testing the waters in various open wheel modified events that season as well, Dominique turned her focus back to super late models as the best path to take her to her ultimate goal of competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
In 2013, Dominique hit the road with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour where, once again, she achieved record-setting success. By winning the event at Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Clermont, IN on September 22, she became the first female to win an All-Stars Tour event and only the third female to win a CRA-sanctioned event.
Competing for her family-owned team throughout the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Dominique made a pivotal career move joining the NEMCO Motorsports late model division near the end of the 2014 season. She competed in her first event for her new team at the Snowflake 100 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL, where she fought through overwhelming obstacles, including two restarts from the rear of the field, to finish a very respectable 14th.
Joining the team at NEMCO gives Dominique the opportunity to become integrated into a program that is designed to combine the best equipment with a strategically developed schedule, thus allowing her to maximize her potential in a highly competitive arena. It also affords her the platform for advancing into the NASCAR ranks with NEMCO’s NASCAR Camping World Truck and Xfinity Series programs awaiting her.
A native of Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, Dominique now calls Charlotte, NC home as she is currently working toward a Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte as a sophomore. She is also earning a minor in Motorsports Engineering at UNCC.
Realizing that having a solid understanding of the mechanics of racing is as important as how you develop behind the wheel, Dominique’s work ethic shows through every day as she manages her time between studies, working at the race shop and actual time in the race car. Dominique brings the complete package of education, talent and dedication and is poised to emerge a pioneer in a new generation of racers.
Other accomplishments include being the first rookie to win a JEGS/CRA All-Stars Series points race, 2008 WKA Regional Karting Series Junior Driver of the Year and 2007 ELKT Rotax Junior Series Karting Champion.
With an anticipated schedule of a combination of some 20 pro and super late model series events on the slate for the upcoming season, Dominique is eager to continue her progression throughout 2015 and beyond.