Grace Howell has been around racing and cars her entire life. Growing up in a “racing family” where both her mother and father raced, Grace got the urge to race early on. She began racing Junior Dragsters at the age of eight and enjoyed much success. She was able to travel to Puerto Rico and race three times and also had the opportunity to race in Australia at the ANDRA Junior Championship race, where she was crowned champion in the 8.50 class. Also, she was able to achieve the highest honor in Junior Drag Racing when she won the NHRA National Championship in 1996 at Texas Motorplex.
In 2002, at the age of 16, Grace made the change from Junior Dragster to an adult racecar, racing within the NHRA Super Stock class. She finished up 7th in the always tough division 2 ranks while also achieving a runner up finish at her very first race.
2008 brought in Grace’s professional driving debut, with her driving a General Motors factory backed, front wheel drive Cobalt within Nopi and Battle of the Imports Pro Stock Divisions. She enjoyed back-to-back wins in June when she won Pro Stock at the Rocky Mountain Raceway event in Salt Lake City, Utah and then also winning Stock eliminator at the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Hebron, Ohio the following weekend.
2010 brought even more changes as she added a Ford Motor Company factory built Cobra Jet stock eliminator car and also a Cavalier for the Super Stock modified division. She had great success winning the AA/SA class at the US Nationals in Indianapolis, IN with the Cobra Jet. She now continues to race the Cobra jet and Cavalier in the two fastest classes in Stock and Super Stock making her the quickest female in each!