Leilani Münter is a biology graduate turned race car driver and environmental activist. She believes it is essential for humans to adapt and evolve the way we are living to a sustainable way that does not destroy the world around us. Leilani is an advocate for renewable energy, solar power, electric cars, plant-based diet and animals. Leilani wants our future to be a cleaner and kinder world. Read more
NEWS AND NOTES
#RacingExtinction - A Global Television Event
Leilani has teamed up with the Academy Award winning team who brought you The Cove on their next documentary Racing Extinction which aired in 220 countries and territories in 45 languages on Discovery Channel in December 2015. Watch the trailer here. You can now watch Racing Extinction on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and DVD. If you have seen the film, please share your #StartWith1Thing
Leilani's Interview with Material World
She's doing something extraordinary for our planet. And soon, you’ll see her go on an undercover operation to document the link between carbon emission and mass extinction by exposing some of the world’s most dangerous black markets... Read the interview
Leilani & SolarCity vs. Utilities
Re/code: It’s nearly 1:00 am in San Francisco, outside the California Public Utilities Commission building downtown, and Leilani Münter, a woman who drives a race car for a living, steers her Tesla as slowly and quietly as she can. Read article and watch the video on Re/code
An Insane Tesla Ride Surprise
Aug 24, 2015 Leilani teamed up with The Solutions Project to surprise a 16-year-old electric car advocate in New Jersey with a ride in her favorite electric car. Watch the video and view more about the 100% campaign at 100.org
Leilani Joins the Board of OPS
Aug 2, 2015 Leilani has served on the board of advisors of The Solutions Project since 2013 and today she joined the board of the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS). Founded in 2005, OPS is a non-profit that creates film, photography and media, inspiring people to save the oceans. Their first film The Cove is the most winning documentary of all time and won the Academy Award for best documentary in 2010.
2015 Magazine Covers
Leilani is on the cover of San Francisco's Common Ground's Green Issue. She is also on the cover of the May-June 2015 issue of Vegan Health and Fitness and the spring 2015 issue of EcoZine Magazine. The most recent is a shared Thrive Magazine cover with Paul McCartney, Moby and others - on Whole Foods newsstands starting in September.
Top 10 Qualifying Run at Daytona
Feb 13, 2015 - Leilani qualified 10th of 49 race cars at Daytona International Speedway today with a speed of 186.357 mph. Watch live on Fox Sports 1 as Leilani takes to the high banks of Daytona in the #66 Energy Freedom, 100.org race car.
Fastest Lady at Daytona Testing
Dec 20, 2014 - Leilani went to the top of the leaderboard during all three test sessions she participated in at Daytona International Speedway, posting . During the two day ARCA series test, she was 7th quick overall in a field of 52 cars with a speed of 187.188 mph.
12th Place at Kansas Speedway
Oct 3, 2014 - Leilani finished 12th of 33 race cars under the lights at Kansas Speedway tonight in the #66 Energy Freedom, 100.org race car.
A Solar Milestone
July 19, 2014 - At Chicagoland Speedway today, Leilani's race team became the first in the world to power their pit box using 100% solar power, using a system from ZeroBase Energy.
Strong Run at Chicagoland
July 19, 2014 - In her first race on a 1.5 mile track in over four years, Leilani finished 12th of 26 race cars on the lead lap at Chicagoland Speedway today in the #66 PrairieGold Solar race car.
Electric Route to the Racetrack
July 18, 2014 - Leilani becomes the first race car driver to get to a race oil free by driving her Tesla Model S and meeting with race fans along the way to show them the benefits of going electric.
Impressive Debut at Talladega
May 3, 2014 - Leilani ran as high as 4th and was in the top 8 in her first race at Talladega Superspeedway today, getting significant television coverage for her #55 Blackfish race car. On the final restart Leilani was bumped from behind and was shuffled back to finish 14th of 36 race cars. Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, was on hand at the race to cheer Leilani on. Sam was the primary sponsor of the #55 Blackfish race car which was raising awareness about the struggle of captive orcas.
She's Quick: Starting 8th at Talladega
May 3, 2014 - For her first race at Talladega Superspeedway Leilani qualified 8th of 37 race cars in her Blackfish race car with a speed of 180.976 mph. Leilani will be giving away DVDs of Blackfish at the driver autograph session in the infield.
Strong Run at Daytona Cut Short
Feb 15, 2014 Although Leilani qualified her #55 Go 100% Renewable entry to a 7th place start at Daytona yesterday, ARCA's post-qualifying tech inspection claimed one of her springs was not sitting properly (even though the spring had been approved by ARCA pre-qualifying tech just an hour earlier. As a result Leilani's 7th place qualifying time was thrown out and she was forced to start 33rd in the race today. Leilani was incredibly fast, racing her way all the way from 33rd to 9th place only to get taken out by a spinning car later in the race.
Leilani Electrified and Solarized
Feb 6, 2014 - Leilani's dream of owning an electric car powered by solar has been realized. Her Tesla Model S was delivered in September 2013 and now with the solar panels installed on her home, her home and car are now powered by sunshine!