Muscle Shoals, AL (July 27, ’22)….Record-setting racecar driver, Taylor Ferns, has signed with 8 Track Entertainment for exclusive management representation, it was announced today by 8 Track’s co-founding partners Jeff Goodwin, V.P. Marketing/Partnerships and Bill Harbin, V.P. Corporate Partnerships. 8 Track’s Sports Management division will be actively pursuing opportunities for Ferns to help increase brand awareness for a variety of companies. “Taylor’s career trajectory has been impressive. I am sure she will be just as successful with her corporate partners as she has been on the race track,” said Goodwin, a seasoned marketing executive who has developed partnerships for some of the world’s most influential companies. “We are looking forward to working with Taylor. She is a very talented race car driver and her marketability and intelligence is a corporate partner's dream,” added Harbin, whose background also includes creating and developing corporate partnerships for numerous Fortune 500 companies. "I am really excited to work with the 8 Track Entertainment group and embark on this journey with them. I believe they will be able to help elevate my motorsports career in a multitude of ways which will enable me to obtain my goals of winning races and championships in a greater capacity than ever before," remarked Ferns. "I know what I am capable of doing in a racecar, which includes winning, and I feel confident this partnership will present me with the right opportunities to achieve that objective." Early in 2022 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, and again last week at Winchester Speedway, Taylor became the first and only female to podium in a USAC Silver Crown race surpassing her own record of being the “Highest Finishing Female” in USAC Silver Crown history. Additional career achievements include being the second female driver to win a USAC Championship, the youngest female to win a Sprint Car race (14 years and 4 months old), 2010 USAC/Lyn St. James Kara Hendrick Spirit Award Winner for Outstanding Achievements, and most USAC wins in a single-season by a female. Sponsored by The Sam Bernstein Law Firm, Ferns’ racing career spans 20 years. The 26-year old graduated cum laude from Grand Valley State University in 2018 with a BBA in Finance and Economics, Wayne State University in 2020 with a MBA in Finance and Management, and is a second-year law student at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan.
Ferns owns the best results ever by a woman in USAC Silver Crown history and has pioneered the way for females within the division. Other firsts include, but are not limited to, being the first female to win a Sprint Car race at Berlin Raceway, the first female to win a Sprint Car race at Galesburg Speedway, and the first female to win a 410 Wing Sprint Car race on dirt at Southern Ohio Speedway. Ferns is also an ambassador for Women in Motorsports North America (WIMNA).
Ferns' 2022 Upcoming Race Schedule:
07/30/22 Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN - Sprint Car 08/01/22 Lucas Oil IRP, Brownsburg, IN - Sprint Car 08/06/22 Toledo Speedway, Toledo, OH - Silver Crown 08/13/22 Berlin Speedway, Marne, MI - Sprint Car 08/19/22 World Wide Technology Raceway, Madison, IL - Silver Crown 10/06/22 Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN - Sprint Car 10/22/22 Lucas Oil IRP, Brownsburg, IN - Sprint Car + Silver Crown About Taylor Ferns: Taylor Ferns, at 26 years old, is an accomplished racecar driver, second-year law student, and employee at The Sam Bernstein Law Firm. Throughout her 20-year racing tenure, she has won numerous races, championships, awards, and set records that do not only pertain to her gender, in a diverse portfolio of racecars, and on varying race surfaces. As a United States Auto Club (USAC) champion, Taylor has carved a name for herself within the open-wheel ranks including, but not limited to, being the youngest female driver to win a sprint car race, becoming the first female to win USAC midget and sprint car races at a multitude of racetracks, being the second female to ever win a USAC championship, having the most USAC Silver Crown starts by a female, and having the highest finish by a female in USAC’s 51-year Silver Crown history. The latter record she intends to break by winning. Over the years, Taylor’s perspective of the motorsport’s world, and her placement in it, has evolved. She now recognizes the power and greater meaning behind being a female in a male-dominated trade. With that, she has made it a personal mission to give back to a sport she is so passionate about by mentoring younger girls interested in racing. Taylor is also an active member of Women in Motorsports North America and regularly takes part in professional speaking engagements regarding women in racing.
For more information, visit www.TaylorFerns.com About 8 Track Entertainment: 8 Track Entertainment is a multi-faceted global entertainment company based in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with satellite offices in Nashville, Tennessee. Under the 8-Track Entertainment moniker is a Sports and Entertainment Management division, a Music Production and Publishing entity, and a full-service TV/Film division. Since launching in 2021, 8-Track Publishing has celebrated its first #1 Billboard Hot Country Song (Aaron Lewis/“Am I The Only One”) and first #1 iTunes Country Album (Aaron Lewis/”Frayed At Both Ends”), and #7 iTunes Country Album (Eddie Montgomery/“Ain’t No Closing Me Down”). The company has also partnered with the NHRA to produce an exciting live concert series. 8 Track Entertainment founding partners are Grammy award-winning engineer/producer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter, Noah Gordon; Jeff Goodwin, Vice President Marketing & Partnerships; and Bill Harbin,Vice President Corporate Partnerships.
Visit www.8TrackEnt.com for more information.