Driver Profile

Quick Info

HometownDes Moines, IA
NicknameSassy
Racing Since2010
SpouseNone
ChildrenNone
OccupationRace Car Driver
Birthday2/13
WebsiteVisit Website

Classes

410 Sprints - Winged
360 Sprints - Winged
305 Sprints - Winged
600cc Outlaw Winged Micros
Midgets
Restricted Winged Micros
600cc Winged Micros

Driver Bio

McKenna Haase

About McKenna

McKenna Haase is a 26 year old racecar driver from Des Moines, Iowa. She first fell in love with racing after accidentally meeting NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne in a shopping mall when she was in 3rd grade and was also inspired by her cousin, Trenton, who started racing junior sprints when he was 6. When she was 13, she started her own race team, Team Haase Racing LLC and began racing box stock outlaw karts in 2010. She funded her team through seeking her own sponsorship and has continued managing THR from 2010-2023. She began racing sprint cars primarily at Knoxville Raceway when she was 17, and in her second season she became the first female to win a sprint car feature at Knoxville in 114 years. In 2018, she picked up her 5th career feature win at Knoxville Raceway. Her mission since she began operating my own race team at the age of 13 has been to work in unison with partners, fans, and teams to create not only a winning race team, but a faith based race team focused on honesty, excellence, and integrity both off and on the racetrack. She is committed to putting her partners first and strives to be a good advocate for them as well as her fans and fellow racers. Throughout her career she's gained seat time behind the wheel of outlaw karts, micro sprints, midgets, asphalt late models, and sprint cars. Outside of racing she was a Finance major at Drake University where she was the president of the Drake Investment Club. She's appeared on NBC's American Ninja Warrior Season 11 and 13 and Fox Sports 1's This Racing Life. She also owns her own youth driver development program, Compass Racing Development LLC, which was founded in 2015 as a faith based youth racing program to give kids opportunities in racing they wouldn't have received otherwise. In 2019, she founded Youth Racers of America Inc. as a way of helping kids nationwide to have a more accessible path into racing. Today she lives in Indianapolis and races 410 sprint cars across the Midwest.

Career Highlights

2022: 410 Sprints
• Knoxville Nationals B-Main
• Kings Royal B-Main
2018: 360 Sprints
• 2 Knoxville feature wins
• 2 Sprint Invaders trophy dash wins
• Broke Knoxville 18-lap track record
• 360 Nationals B-Main
• Junior Fan Club Driver of the Year
2017: 360 Sprints (Rookie)
• 3 heat wins
• 1 quick time w/ASCS National Tour
• 360 Nationals B-Main
• Junior Fan Club Driver of the Year
• 2017 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine participant
2016: 305 Sprints-Knoxville Raceway
• 3rd career Knoxville feature win
• 1 quick time
• 6 podiums
• 10 top 5's
• 13 top 10's
• 4 heat wins
• Junior Fan Club Driver of the Year
• 2016 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine participant
2015: 305 Sprints-Knoxville Raceway
• 2 feature wins
• 2 quick times
• 3 podiums
• 3 top 5's
• 4 top 10's
• Junior Fan Club Driver of the Year
2014: 305 Sprints-Knoxville Raceway (Rookie)
• Highest A-Main finish: 2nd place
• 3 heat wins
• Knoxville Raceway Junior Fan Club Driver

Sponsors

Hy-Vee, Delta Dental of Iowa, Laura Kopetsky Tri-Ax, Auto-Jet Muffler Corporation, Alkaline 88, Hooker Harness, OMP, Bell Helmets, Lamo Footwear, Trixies Salon, MyRacePass, Drain Tech Plumbing, Tom and Terry Wilson, Lutheran Church of Hope, Slideways Karting Center, Adam's Polishes, Wix Filters, Brown's Oil Service, Butler Built
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