Having grown up watching Formula 1 and spending weekends watching her Dad participate in autocross and track days with a car club, it seemed only natural that Chloe Chambers would ask her father to take her karting. On an unseasonably warm November day in the northeastern U.S., seven-year-old Chloe had her first kart lesson and was bitten by the racing bug.
It would be the spring of 2012, when Chloe would officially begin racing karts, and in her first-year racing was Oakland Valley Race Park Kid Kart Champion.
Kart-racing became a family sport for Chloe, her parents, Matt & Shannon, and her two younger siblings, Oliver & Emma Claire. The family traveled to Chloe’s kart races in their RV to cheer her on and Chloe’s father worked as her tuner.
Chloe was given a firm foundation in the fundamentals of karting and racing. In 2014, Chloe expanded her race calendar to compete in the highly competitive Eastern Canadian Karting Championship and national-level U.S. races. Within her karting career, she has been coached by three-time world champion, Ben Cooper, and Mike Doty. Beyond being the driver, Chloe was also unafraid to get her hands dirty. She worked with her Dad cleaning and prepping her karts prior to race weekends. She can tune carburetors and change axels and tires. Chloe has earned the respect of her team.
Chloe has racked up numerous wins and championships at every level of her karting career. The eyes of the karting world turned to Chloe in 2019, after she racked up numerous high-profile wins and championships. Her most notable performance of that year was at the biggest karting race in the world, SKUSA Super Nationals in Las Vegas, where she placed 3rd out of 80 of the world’s best drivers. Fantastic performances in the heat races culminated in a hard-fought battle that came down to the last corner on the last lap. The frenzied commentary and euphoric crowd certified Chloe as the crowd favorite.
In 2020, although on a very restricted race program and budget, her final race in the junior class at the prestigious Florida Winter Tour, she finished on the podium. Next, she moved up to the top class in karting, and won her first national race in the senior class making her the WKA Grand National Champion in ROK Senior.
In the summer of 2020, Chloe was approached by Porsche Cars and asked to attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for fastest vehicle slalom. She took the challenge and worked professionally with the team. Driving a completely stock Porsche 718 Spyder, Chloe beat the existing world record by over half a second with a time of 47.45 seconds. The achievement was evidently found inspiring, with media reach going viral globally.
Chloe has set her goals to achieve wins in IndyCar, Formula 1, and sports cars. She continues to build a team of fantastic individuals, brands, and partners who share in their commitment to excellence, teamwork, and continual improvement in being the best they can be. When asked what if she does not achieve her goals, Chloe replies “realistically, I am not sure what I will achieve in motorsports and I won’t know without working hard to find opportunities and making the most of them when I do. I am not naïve about how high the goals I set are, but so long as I give 100% effort and be the best I can be, then I will be happy”.
Chloe’s individuality, aspirations and accomplishments are highly appealing and attract significant media attention. Her marketing appeal transcends generations and gender. Chloe’s inspiring story has been seen by millions of viewers globally. She has been featured on the season 2 episode about Multiple Formula 1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, on the Netflix series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman”, the viral videos of her setting the Guinness World Record and her performance at SKUSA SuperNats, on NBC’s “Proving Grounds”, on regional and local news channels and in countless automotive magazines and journals.
Along with her dedication to racing, Chloe excels academically, taking honors classes and as a high honor roll student. She also swims on the high school varsity swim team, plays piano and violin, and is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Despite Chloe’s attention and accomplishments, her most refreshing attribute remains her humility and modesty.