Corte Madera Teen Auto Racer Eyes World Title

September 9, 2019 By Maryann Jones Thompson Senior year is an exciting time for most teens and Heather “The Heat” Hadley is no exception: The Corte Madera 17-year-old semi-pro driver is training for the U.S. Legends Cars International championships in Georgia in November. “This year has been like no other,” says Hadley, who became the first female…

Vallejo’s Heather ‘The Heat’ Hadley burning up the track

Heather “The Heat” Hadley got her nickname years ago by her father while playing softball, but it’s on the racetrack where the 17-year-old has truly been on fire lately. In February, the Vallejo native won the Silver State Winter Series Semi-Pro top honor in Las Vegas with four wins to become the Legends Car Champion.…

Jason Irwin & Heather Hadley Sweep Weekend; Lemke & Rankin Split Bandos at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV : This past weekend the 2018-19 edition of the Silver State Championship road course series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway got underway with the first two rounds under perfect weather conditions for December.  A total of 57 race cars showed up on Saturday for the first round of action with 60 cars in…

Teen race car driver encourages girls to live their dreams

FAIRFIELD — Legend Car race driver Heather “The Heat” Hadley struggled her first time on the Driven Raceway track. The 9-year-old was getting passed by other drivers and was trying to keep up with their speed. When her time was up, she told her father, Damon Hadley, she didn’t want to go back on the…

Vallejo native Heather Hadley captures Legends Championship, named top rookie

Heather “The Heat” Hadley is the newest Legends Car champion, capturing the Silver State Winter Series Semi-Pro top honor in Las Vegas with four wins, four more podium finishes and the Rookie of the Year title. She raced in the Semi-Pro division, winning her debut on the last corner of the last lap and putting…

Heather Hadley: Racing in Sonoma

Through the whine of the engines and the squealing of tires, Sonoma Raceway on a raceday is a chaotic scene. Taking part in this chaos is Sophomore Heather Hadley, nicknamed “The Heat”, with her helmet on her head and her hand on the wheel. Hadley lives a life that many of her friends and peers…