Racing is full of multi-generational families. Usually it’s a tale of “like father, like son.” In the case of Debbie Kerswill, it’s the daughter continuing where mom left off. We spoke with Debbie about her experiences.
In 2001, Debbie Kerswill was a minivan-driving mom when a friend took her to an SCCA autocross challenge event.
“I co-drove my friend’s Audi and I was the slowest driver out there,” Debbie said. “I was terrified and filled with adrenaline, but I survived and I was hooked!
“In 2002, I bought a Subaru WRX and became quite involved with local autocross and Audi track events. It was an exciting time and I was gaining skills and knowledge about performance driving. My first SCCA Solo National Championships was in 2003 as a tire warmer, and it opened my mind to a new level of competition. I finished third in my class. I vowed that I would go back and it became a dream to win a class one day.”