Tiffany Daniels is one of NASCAR's up and coming female racers, participating in the Drive for Diversity Program and the Camping World Series East.
She has recently been invited to race in South Africa and contacted Bleacher Report to share her personal stories as she makes her most exciting trip to South Africa, representing herself and her country in one of the world's most prestigious races.
The following is Tiffany's third installment from her race adventure diary as she and her team prepare themselves and the car for the big trip across the world.
The past week has been great! We have accomplished a lot in preparation for the upcoming race in South Africa. Demi Clark, my dad, and I also traveled to the PRI trade show in Orlando, and had a fun, but busy show. It’s always good to meet up with friends in the racing industry who I don’t get to see often, and I had a great time appearing on TrackChic Live!
As I mentioned in the last blog, three new sponsors have come on board, so I will be driving the No. 19 SnowTheRacehorse.com Marc Davis Motorsports Toyota, with support from Skincode.com and product sponsor HINT water! I am thrilled to have such great partners, who all seem genuinely happy to support our racing effort in South Africa.
Snow the Racehorse’s story is really cute —author Demi Clark was posting pictures for her two daughters to Facebook of “Snow” the No. 19 racehorse when she traveled to racetracks this year with the D’Hondt Motorsports team. She didn’t post any for a couple of weekends and got tons of messages on Facebook from people whose kids were also following Snow as she traveled, and the idea came to write a children’s book about Snow’s adventures! Visit the website and you can pre-order a signed copy —www.SnowTheRacehorse.com .
Keeping up with the “kids” theme, we’ve also had our first kindergarten class sign up to “follow” our progress in South Africa. Mrs. Buskirk’s kindergartners from Baltimore, Ohio will be doing fun class projects about South Africa throughout January, plus they’ll get to talk to me via Skype while I’m there. We’ll post pics!
I also have to plug Skincode really quickly —I just got a huge shipment of their products in this week, and they are fabulous! Skincode is an upscale Swiss skincare line; you can view their products at www.Skincode.com . I will also be doing a photo shoot for Skincode on Monday, so that should be fun!
The cars made it —WHEW! It’s amazing the logistics required to ship a race car internationally. ASA organized the shipping of the containers, which had to be sent 6 weeks in advance of the race to ensure that they arrived on-time.
The track itself should be fun to race on —from the videos and pictures I found online, the mile-and-a-half D-shaped oval should provide for great action, as it looks to be fairly smooth with a wide racing surface that will promote side-by-side multi-groove racing.
As I mentioned last time, when we go to South Africa I am hoping to able to contribute to a humanitarian project or a school visit with the kids while I’m there. We are still working to pick the right opportunity and get something set up. I’ll keep everybody posted as we go along. As a team, it’s really important to us that we take advantage of every chance we have to contribute time to something positive and inspire young people! For more information on the January 31st race, visit www.asa-racing.com .
Also, I’ve got a great update on the Toys for Tots event that we held at our race shop two weeks ago: we were able to donate almost 3,000 toys! Thank you so much to all our event sponsors, everyone who came out in the rainy weather and all those who donated toys…we helped to make a lot of kids Christmases a little happier!