Leilani Munter


Race Car Driver & Eco-Activist


Leilani Münter is a biology graduate turned professional race car driver and environmental activist. Discovery’s Planet Green named Leilani the #1 Eco Athlete in the world. She is a recipient of ELLE Magazine’s 2012 Genius Award and Sports Illustrated named her one of the top ten female race car drivers in the world. Leilani races in the ARCA Series, a development league of NASCAR. She is the fourth woman in history to race in the Indy Pro Series, the development league of IndyCar. She has 9 top fives and 19 top ten finishes in 50 starts.


Since 2007, Leilani has been adopting an acre of rainforest for every race she runs. She uses her race car to spread environmental awareness among 75 million race fans in the US. Leilani sits on the Board of Advisors of The Solutions Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to 100% renewable energy.


Leilani, an almost lifelong vegetarian, has been vegan since 2011. Off track, Leilani drives a 100% electric Tesla Model S and with the solar panels on her house, she is driving on the power of sunshine. Her motto: Never underestimate a vegetarian hippie chick with a race car. You can find out more about Leilani on her official website http://carbonfreegirl.com.