Astrid Lynn’s racing interests began as a young girl. Astrid’s parents, Scott and Michele exposed Astrid to both the professional and amateur levels of racing at a very young age. Whether it was attending a Porsche Club event or IMSA race, Astrid was always there getting involved. Astrid’s exposure to motorsports naturally evolved into a desire to race. At the age of 8, she joined the Somerset County 4-H Go Kart Club and the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix Junior Karting Leagues. With many successes as a junior racer, Astrid progressed to competing in the Gear up and F-Series organization in 2016.
Karting in the very competitive F-Series was where Astrid began to develop and expand many of the basics she learned as a junior racer. This series also exposed Astrid to different aspects of racing such as engineering. In 2016, Astrid secured the IAME Contingency Championship and secured “Rookie of the Year”. 2017 was the year of transition for Astrid. She entered into the TaG Jr. class of the F-Series and participated in her first high performance driving event in her BMW at the age of 13.
Throughout 2018, Astrid and her team continued to develop the BMW E36. Spending countless hours removing stock components of the BMW and installing race hardware and safety equipment. All while participating in more high performance driving events. During the off season of 2018, Astrid completed her freshman high school year and her first school year in the Mechatronics Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing program (MEAM). By the end of the school year, Astrid had become OSHA 10 certified, manufactured NIMS certified projects and programmed a HAAS CNC using G Code.
2019 has been a pinnacle year for Astrid. Beginning with a race ready BMW E36 at Road Atlanta in February, Astrid worked diligently preparing herself to be ready for NASA Northeast’s Competition School in October. On March 22nd, Astrid was interviewed by CGTN’s (Global News Network) Liling Tan at Precision Motorsports in Long Valley, NJ. CGTN would follow Astrid to both Watkins Glen and New Jersey Motorsports Park, highlighting Astrid working her way up in the racing world. In addition to all of these incredible moments for the then 15 year old, Wurth USA officially partnered with Astrid Lynn Racing in May 2019.
As the 2019 season progressed, Astrid progressed as well. Every event she attended, new milestones would be achieved. Professional racing driver and coach Cameron Lawrence also attended multiple events with Astrid, helping her to achieve each of these milestones. In October, Astrid completed NASA’s “Comp School” and competed in her first two races in the E36. Obtaining her provisional racing license at 15 years old.
In November, Astrid and the team along with Cameron Lawrence convened at the Cresson Motorsport Ranch in Cresson, Texas for a test day. However, this was not an ordinary test day at the track. Astrid drove a factory prepared 2018 BMW M240 race car. Executing excellent driving alongside other factory race cars, Astrid proved she would be ready to compete at the professional level in the up and coming 2020 season in the SRO America series.
One final objective and goal was left for Astrid to cap off 2019. Ending the season where it all began, Astrid attended NASA Southeast’s final race of the year at Road Atlanta on December 7th and 8th. Astrid ran two flawless races in her BMW with her reward being the completion of her provisional racing license and receiving her full racing competition license.
While the 2019 racing season might be over, Astrid and her team will be hard at work preparing for 2020. Stay tuned for all of the exciting updates!