Julia Laundauer's previous race was in the 25 car for Canada's Best Racing Team, in the K&N West Series at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. This week I was very fortunate to be able to get an interview with Landauer. Enjoy!
Firstly can you tell the story of how you got into racing?
I started racing when I was 10 years old in go-karts because my parents were looking for an activity that my whole family could do together on the weekends, and they wanted something that their girls could do against boys. I fell in love with racing right away!
What is the biggest sacrifice you've had to make for racing?
In high school I missed out on friends’ birthdays and overall didn’t see them as much on weekends because I was racing. But I developed great friendships anyway and they all understood my passion.
How do you get pumped up before a race?
I get really nervous before races, so I actually always sprint to the bathroom and sprint back to expel the negative energy and get some endorphins!
What is the most grueling workout you've done?
This year I started working with Trey Shannon Fitness, and we had one day where we did an awful workout on the rower and I almost threw up. I wasn’t happy, but I’m also very noticeably stronger than I was last year.
What is the most inspirational advice you've been given in your life?
I’ve been very lucky to receive a lot of great advice, but one piece that I really love is to remember to take the time to do the things that bring you pure joy. It’s important to give yourself a break and do something that makes you happy. I believe that can give everyone the new energy to keep persevering when it’s tough!
How well do you sleep the night before a race?
Very poorly :) my last good night’s sleep is always two nights before my race, so I make sure I get that.
What is your biggest strength in racing?
I’m really consistent and methodical when getting faster.
If you could give any advice to a girl who wants to succeed in racing what would you tell her?
Always, always, always believe in yourself. Give yourself pep talks, pump up yourself, whatever you have to do. Because if you don’t believe in yourself, why should other people? Good luck!
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