The majority of racing headlines are controlled by NASCAR and Formula 1, and the vast majority of those highlights are likewise male dominated. However, if you’re a fan of BMW or the Pirelli GT4 America series, you’ve likely heard about Samantha Tan. The Canadian-born champion is the owner of ST Racing, a team that competes in a variety of forms, including one-hour, two-driver races, eight-hour, and 24-hour endurance events, both in the United States and internationally.
Samantha Tan Setting the Bar High for Others
Samantha, a young woman fueled by a passion for the sport, began her professional racing journey only lately but has progressively climbed to the top levels of GT and endurance racing. Tan began racing in the Pirelli World Challenge in the TC class in 2016, before switching to GT4 machinery in 2018, all while remaining in the US-based and SRO certified series. She improved significantly in the GT4 America championship in 2019, where she partnered a BMW M4 GT4 with Jon Miller and finished third in the Silver division.
Samantha Tan, 23, celebrated the milestone on Monday by posting a list of the titles she achieved during the 2021 season, comprising Overall GT Teams Champion, Overall GT Drivers Champion, GT4 Class Team Champion, GT4 Class Drivers Champion, GT Junior Cup, and GT Ladies Cup.
From Samantha Tan’s Instagram:
“What a year, what a season,” says the narrator. Tan wrote, “I’m obviously still trying to comprehend all of this.” “We had our ups and downs, but we persevered against the obstacles and triumphed.” Despite the fact that this was our first endurance series, we had a lot of success: 8 straight pole positions, 4 wins, and 7 podiums.” Tan praised BMW Motorsport, their sponsors, the Creventic crew, and the people who supported them during their career, in addition to her teammates.
“I’ve learned a lot this year and still have a lot more to learn, but I know I’ve got the proper people behind me,” Tan said at the end of her message. “Being able to celebrate these tremendous triumphs with my own team makes me so proud, and I can’t wait to do it all over again in 2022.”Rewritten by Geek Impulse Foundation, Original Post is Here
A #StopAsianHate hashtag on the back of her #438 BMW race car wing is just one further sign of her awareness of issues: Samantha Tan also declared that her team would plant trees to counteract the carbon imprint that their racing exploits have caused. All photos belong to Samantha and are used here for editorial purposes only.