Samira Rached currently resides in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico where she was born. She is the third generation of the Rached motorsports family and the daughter of national champion Raul Rached. Samira began training in karts at age 7 and in Formula Vee at 11. She competed in several championship races in both karts and touring cars where she took 3rd and 1st places, respectively. After a hiatus of motorsports racing hit Mexico both the sport and Samira returned with the Super Copa Championship (which later became the NASCAR Mexico Championship). It was then that Samira began her professional racing career in the open-wheel Mexican Formula 1800 where she was the only woman in the championship.
Samira competed in the “24 hours de Mexico”, as one of three drivers, logging the teams best night session time. She participated in F4 in Mexico, finishing 6th after several failures that prevented her from practicing. She is currently racing in the Formula 1800 Mexicana category within three national championships, “Nascar Mexico”, “Super Copa” and “Speed Fest”.
Off-track Samira was in an episode of The Discovery Channel’s show “Mexicanicos” which achieved record-breaking audiences in the US. She was the image of the Cooper Tires “Mujeres al volante con Cooper Tires” ( Women behind the Wheel with Cooper Tires) campaign, where she gave safety and driving tips. She recently began public speaking, telling her life story being in a world “dominated by men” (motorsport) and the condition that led her to undergo 3 hip surgeries, leaving her with physical limitation of her left leg. Her story is inspirational and empowering regardless of gender. Samira started Power Ladies in December 2018, with the purpose of uniting women who love cars, motorsport, work in the industry, or just want to learn more about their cars.