Hobbies: Traveling, the beach, movies, sushi and being with family and friends
Languages Spoken: English, Tagalog
Racing goal: To be a very successful race car driver and make a living out of it, and to be the first woman to win the Indy 500 and IndyCar championship.
Racing hero: Being from the Philippines, I grew up watching Formula 1, so it would have to be Kimi Raikkonen. I was always a fan of his!
My fitness routine includes: Everyday workouts at PitFit.
The one talent I wish I had: I wish I could surf!
An interesting note about me: My brother is a very popular fashion designer in the Philippines. I’m so proud of him, check out his Facebook page at Mark Bumgarner Manila.
2013: Made two starts in Pro Mazda at Houston, claiming a top-10 finish and earning the Quarter Master Hard Charger Award for most positions gained in the race.
2009: Won TaG Senior Class at Rock Island Gran Prix, the largest kart street race in North America for a second straight year as a MARGAY Kart Manufacturer driver ... finished third in WKA TaG Championship.
2008: Made Pro Mazda debut at Sebring ... contested five races during partial season ... finished sixth in TaG Senior class out of 48 entries during WKA Daytona Kart Week ... finished 12th out of 84 entries in Robo-Pong Endurance Race.
2007: Selected for ACCELERATE Program by S&L Racing Team after four-day competition at Phoenix, Las Vegas and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca race tracks in various formula cars.
2006: First female winner in the Asian Formula 3 Series and youngest female participant with wins at BRC; Sentul, Indonesia; Batangas Raceway, Philippines and numerous podium finishes ... finished third overall in AF3 Promotions Class Championship ... named as Goodwill Ambassador of the Philippines’ Department of Tourism for Wellness and Sports ... set lap record at Carmona Kart Track, Philippines.
2005: Winner of Formula BMW Scholarship by Formula BMW Racing School at Bahrain Formula 1 track ... nominated for Golden Wheel Award for Overall Motorsports Driver of the Year ... named Karter of the Year in the Philippines ... heat race winner in the Suzuka Asia Pacific Championships to become the first Philippines driver to win an international kart race ... selected for the Red Bull Young Drivers Search semi-finals for karting in Sonoma, Calif., finishing fourth after qualifying in first out of 90 drivers.
2004: Won several Formula Toyota races at BRC, Philippines at the age of 14 ... won Golden Wheel Award for Overall Motorsports Driver of the Year ... recipient of Automobile Association of the Philippines Motorsports Award ... recipient of Philippine Sports’ Association Citation for Karting ... finished second in Super Series Karting Philippines Open Class.
2003: Recipient of the Golden Wheel Award for Overall Motorsports Driver/Karter of the Year in the Philippines ... won the overall championship ... claimed the Asian Intercontinental Junior Karting championship.