Next Level Racing is proud to announce their first female ambassador, race car driver Lindsay Rice! Lindsay has had three 1st place wins, and thirteen podium places (top 3) in her career so far.
Check out some questions below that Lindsay answered to get to know her a bit.
What got you into racing?
It was the feeling that I got behind the wheel of a car. I never felt like that before with anything else in my life. It was the pure power, raw machinery, and the speed that hooked me. I knew that I had to focus on cars in my life and in my career.. and this included getting on track and competing with them. It was very tough, being a first generation racer in my family and not being sure how to get into racing.. but we found our way track and have built an amazing program here in Canada in just over 4 years time.
Where do you see yourself in the next 12 months?
I see us on the podium, multiple times this season in the #18 Rice Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR car in Canada. Taking home vistories. I see us getting down to the US and racing the TCR car there as well, and I hope that by this time next year we will be competing with top talent in other countries, and putting ourselves to the test amongst some top level drivers. Racing is a very unpredictable career – things can happen very fast or very slow – so I am just pushing as much as I can to do well, on and off the track. So this time next year.. I can’t say what will happen, but I know I will be working very hard to take the next steps in my racing career.
Why did you decide to become a global partner of Next Level Racing?
Next Level Racing is a prestigious brand, with a very impressive line up of products for racing simulators. It was natural for me to join the NLR team, as I know that they place a lot of focus driver development for race car drivers – behind the wheel of their simulator equipment. This is my goal with Next Level Racing – learn new tracks, become an expert on my ‘home’ tracks, feel different cars, different weather conditions, and experience the true, true feel of a race car – all from the confines of my living room :). It will be my first time entering into the world of online racing as a sport, so I am looking forward to doing so alongside Next Level Racing.
What is your favourite Next Level Racing product?
I could be cliché and say the motion, since it is the thing that most connects you to the feel of the car – but I’d like to place focus on how important it is to use your sight and listen to the sound of the car… I love love love the Next Level Racing Triple Monitor Stands for the NLR set up. It is the perfect tool to immerse yourself completely with extreme visuals; straight ahead, and with peripheral vision – just like in my race car. To be able to hook this up to my surround sound system and hear the roar of the engine from all around me is also really what gets me in the mode to push myself in the cockpit of my Next Level Racing seat.