A Conversation With…Marissa Odgers, Eastwood Industries
When she is not powder coating at Eastwood, Odgers is hell on wheels in her racecar.
When she is not powder coating parts at Scott Eastwood’s facility, Eastwood Industries, Marissa Odgers is hell on wheels in her racecar, racing at Chowchilla Speedway in Merced, California. The race season runs March through October, and in November they finish the season in Las Vegas at a large race, the Duel in the Desert, which attracts hundreds of racers from all over the U.S.
PF: At what age did you start racing, and what inspired you to get into the sport?
MO: I started racing when I was 14. I started in the beginner’s class, the four-cylinder division. My first car was a pink and green Honda Prelude. My dad is the whole reason I am even racing. He has been racing since 1995. I’ve been around racing my entire life, and it is a huge part of my life. Racing is everything to me. Every race we go to it is always my dad, my boyfriend Robert and myself.