Sarah Cornett-Ching of Summerland placed 20th in her K&N Pro Series East debut at the Pitt Lite 125 at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee on Saturday.
“Good run today (at Bristol), 20th place in my first K&N start,” she said on social media. “Stayed clean, stayed smart, ran our race, and learned tons.”
Cornett-Ching, 23, was driving the No. 18 for Sam Hunt Racing. She has finished three ARCA races this season. Her best finish was at Nashville, where she placed 11th. She has also competed in one NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event in 2011, when she finished 14th.
Earlier this year, Cornett-Ching competed at the 3.2-kilometre Daytona track in Florida, in the Daytona 200 stock car race.
In March, she was given the opportunity to compete in the full ARCA Racing Season with RACE 101 management.
She has been racing since she was 12 and would like to compete at the top level of NASCAR.