Eagle River native Natalie Decker will be back on the track with Ave Motorsports at “The Glen” in New York in the Trans Am Series.

Decker will make her debut at Watkins Glen International in Schuyler County, N.Y., in the WiscLift Audi R8, driving with Ave Motorsports in the Trans Am Championship Round 9 presented by Perelli. Racing will take place Sept. 9-12.

This will be Decker’s second race this season with Tony Ave, who is an icon in the series with many championships. In March, Decker took second at the famous Roval 400 in Charlotte, N.C., and sat on the pole. 

Tony Ave explained, “Can’t wait to get back to racing with Natalie. We had a great test at Virginia International Speedway (VIR), and our last SGT outing saw her fighting for the pole and race win at Charlotte.”

The Trans Am Series presented by Perelli will be running the long course with 11 turns covering 3.4 miles at the track known as “The Glen” and will be a double header so fans may get their fill of racing action on both Saturday and Sunday.

The livery of Decker’s Audi R8 will have a totally new look, thanks to partner N29 Capital Partners LLC. N29 has partnered with WiscLift, a drone-based dynamic networking company aiming to keep Decker — as well as emergency services, the U.S. military and the general public — connected in a way never seen before.

“Racing with Ave Motorsports in the Trans Am Series is amazing and I continually am learning from the best. This will be my first time at Watkins Glen and I have been preparing for the race by iRacing, watching videos, and we did a test day at VIR,” said Decker.

Decker posted a social media teaser the day she tested at VIR, having her fans try to guess where her next race in the Audi R8 would take place.

“My partner N29 has introduced me to the most amazing company that we just had to let everyone know about. WiscLift is in my hometown’s backyard and they are involved with my high school, Northland Pines,” Decker added.

From a young age, Decker set her goals high in the motorsports industry. Now, at age 22, the Eagle River native is already well on her way toward becoming one of the top young drivers on the NASCAR scene.

Victories and a strong fan base have been a part of Decker’s life and career since she first got behind the wheel of a go-kart. In the years since, she has won races and championships, all leading to being part of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program and on her way into the top levels of the sport.

Good luck to Natalie at “The Glen.”