Lexi Gay is a 18 year old from Canton, Georgia. She began her racing career at the age of 12 racing a small car called a Bandolero at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Her debut race in the Atlanta Motor Speedway Thunder Series landed her in the winners circle! She took to the track like a natural. She was fastest in practice and qualifying and was able to get the win to kick off her first race season. Her second year in the Bandolero would be more difficult. Injury would take her out for most of the race season.
After a full recovery and a failing car count in her class her team decided to make the jump into full size late model stock race cars. Lexi was lucky to have Gordo’s Cheese Dip take a chance on a rookie and partner with her as title sponsor for the entire race season. This partnership has turned into fun on and off the track for the Lexi Gay Race Team, traveling when not racing taking her race car to NASCAR Fan Zones, charity events, car shows and even parades! Promoting her partners is something that Lexi really enjoys and is always looking for creative ways to get them more exposure.
Lexi made her debut in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series driving the #77 Gordo’s Cheese Dip Limited Late Model in April 2016. It was a tough first race, getting caught up in an early race wreck with no where to go damaged the radiator and took her out early. Her rookie year had proven to be a time to learn and adjust to the bigger car and speeds making progress with each race.
In 2017 Lexi returned to Limited Late Models with a new team and new confidence. Lexi had a year of consistent progress staying in the top 5 with her first late model win just out of reach after leading more than half of her last race.
2018 will be a big new year for Lexi. She has signed as primary driver for Hawk McCall Motorsports driving under the coaching of Lee McCall. Lexi moved up to late model stock cars in NASCAR Whelen All American Series and has settled into the faster car quickly and is looking forward to racing with the great talent this series offers.