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Katie Hargitt was born and raised in Indianapolis, a city that lives and breathes two things: basketball and racing. She never mastered a jump-shot, but she was hooked on horsepower.
At just nine-years-old, Hargitt began racing quarter midgets across the country. Just two years later, Lyn St. James invited Hargitt to attend "Women in the Winner’s Circle” and driver development. For the next decade, she continued to work her way up the ranks in USAC midgets.
After racing for more than ten years, Hargitt got out of the driver’s seat and in front of the camera. She graduated from Ball State University in 2013, and scored her first job in local news in Terre Haute, Ind., a city rich in motorsports history. She eventually worked her way back into motorsports as a pit reporter on NBCSN’s IndyCar series broadcasts.
In the spring of 2018, Hargitt established “Fuel the Female,” an organization dedicated to empowering women to achieve their dreams. “Fuel the Female” regularly hosts young women at motorsports venues to introduce them to opportunities in STEM careers.
Hargitt has also worked as a digital reporter for the Indiana Pacers, NCAA and IndyCar.
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