Leilani Münter is a professional race car driver and environmental activist. She holds a bachelors degree in Biology specializing in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from the University of California San Diego. Leilani adopts an acre of rainforest for every race she runs and is a long time vegetarian and eco activist. As an Ambassador for the National Wildlife Federation, she is politically active in the legislative fight for the environment and has made several visits to Capitol Hill to speak with members of Congress on behalf of clean energy legislation.
Leilani races in the ARCA Series, a development league of NASCAR. She is the fourth woman in history to race in the Indy Pro Series, the development league of IndyCar. She set the record for the highest finish for a female driver in the history of the Texas Motor Speedway when she finished fourth in 2006. Her racing accomplishments have landed her on the
pages of USA Today, Italian Vogue, Esquire, ESPN and Sports Illustrated named her one of the top ten female race car drivers in the world.
Leilani is also an accomplished public speaker and writer. She currently contributes to the Huffington Post and Discovery’s Treehugger. With family ties in the music community – her brother-in-law is Grateful Dead guitarist and singer Bob Weir – Leilani is a self described “vegetarian hippie chick.” She documents her efforts to go green on her eco site http://carbonfreegirl.com. Leilani is left handed. She is small, but tough.