Eagle River native Natalie Decker, who recently completed her first Xfinity race at Talladega, made sports news last week for another reason.

Writer Jennifer Maas wrote about Decker as part of a story for The Wrap. Maas wrote that Whistle Studios and Insight TV are partnering on “Making (Her)Story,” a documentary following three rising female athletes competing in male-dominated sports.

Featuring  Decker, Hollie Doyle and Emily Linscott, the six-part series centers on the three women throughout their respective sporting seasons in NASCAR, horse racing and Formula 4, as they battle competitors, stereotyping and public doubt.

Maas offered the bios for the three athletes, courtesy of Whistle Studios: “Natalie Decker, a NASCAR driver racing in the Xfinity series, one step away from her ultimate goal of racing in the highest level of NASCAR at the Cup Series; Hollie Doyle, the record-breaking British female jockey who finished third in the Flat Jockeys Championship in 2020, the highest result for a woman to date; and Emily Linscott, an 18-year-old British racing driver, racing in the F4 U.S. Championship, who’s aiming to scale the single seater ladder to IndyCar and the prestigious Indianapolis 500.”

In her story for The Wrap, Maas said Whistle Studios, the production arm of global sports media and entertainment company Team Whistle, and Insight TV, global channel and content producer, plan to work with a distributor to release “Making (Her) Story” in the U.S. in 2022. The docuseries will later debut internationally on Insight TV, Team Whistle’s OTT network Whistle TV and on their digital owned and operated channels. 

Maas wrote that in a statement to The Wrap, Whistle Studios stated: “Our combined audiences crave relatable, uplifting content and we’re excited to introduce them to the stories of these female athletes as they compete and battle stereotypes on and off the field in their sports.” 

With each episode featuring Decker, Doyle and Linscott, Maas said the series promises thrills from the start as the three women blaze trails in the sports which they love.

“I’ve battled stereotypes and overcome barriers from very early on in my career,” Decker, 23, told Maas. “I’m so excited to share my story and hope to inspire female athletes, women in male-dominated fields and audiences around the world to pursue their dreams and achieve their goals.”

Decker’s fans across the North Woods look forward to watching the inspiring story.