How Rad Are You: Samantha Tan

How Rad Are You: Samantha Tan

Meet Samantha, a Canadian race car driver who had a successful racing debut at the Canadian Touring Car Championship series. Most recently, she competed in Pirelli World Challenge, in the GTS SprintX category.  

Where are you from?

I'm from Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON, Canada

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Passionate - Ambitious - Creative

What's the best part about your sport?

The competition and constant adrenaline rush. 

Favourite track(s)?

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park or Mosport ;) I really like COTA as well. 

Do you have any advice for young athletes that aspire to become pro drivers?

If you want to succeed in racing, you have to dedicate a lot of time and effort into obtaining sponsorships, physical training, and increasing mental strength. However, if you put in the hard work, you will definitely achieve your goals. 

What is one major challenge that you’ve had to overcome in your career? How did you overcome it?

I think one of the biggest challenges in my career was balancing my college education and racing schedules. It was especially difficult when I had to fly out to a racing event over the weekend and then have a midterm exam on the Monday. To overcome this, a combination of good time management and prior communication with my teachers ensured that I could focus and perform well on both tasks. 

What does the word "Rad" mean to you?

Personally, rad means badass or awesome. I think this quote captures it perfectly: "being rad is like being cool without having to work for it".  

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JUST FOR FUN:

What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

Chicken nuggets. :')

What’s something you wish you didn’t spend so much money on?

In-game purchases.

Next place you'll be travelling to?

Honolulu, Hawaii for my Christmas break!

Who’s one person you think everyone should be following on social media?

@kalesalad for your daily dose of humor!

Which Moradness hat is your favourite? 

Victory Lane because I love the laurels. :)

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*You can follow Samantha on Instagram @SamanthaaTan


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