Professional race car driver, Maryeve Dufault, known for making history as the first Canadian female to compete in a NASCAR race, will be one of the three judges on the second season of the reality competition series ‘GT Academy 2012.’ How awesome is that!
Premiering on Spike TV on Thursday, November 1st at 11:30pm/ 10:30pm CET, GT Academy 2012 is a six-week series will follow the top 16 virtual racer finalists who emerged from a pool of over 400,000 racing hopefuls. And Maryeve Dufault, the first Canadian female to compete in a NASCAR race, will be one of the judges during this second season!
“I’m very excited to be part of this incredible show that is really showcasing what this amazing sport is all about,” said Dufault. “I’m honored to be a judge alongside two legendary racers and I feel like this shows that women have come a long way, especially in this sport and we are finally being taken seriously.”
Dufault, along with Danny Sullivan and Boris Said will judge the 16 virtual racers on various criteria as they compete in a week long boot camp for the chance to become a part of a professional race car team.
Born and raised in Quebec, Dufault inherited a passion for racing while growing up with a brother and father who raced motorcycles. Now, Dufault has been named “Most Popular Driver” by Speed Channel, she has been listed as Fox’s “Top Female Drivers to Watch Today” and “Top 10 Fittest Women In the World” by Men’s Fitness magazine.
And also make sure to take a look at the amazing GT Academy 2012 trailer below!
So HollywoodLifers, Are you ready for what will certainly be an amazing show! We can’t wait!