Tia Norfleet, the multi-talented, beautiful Suffolk, VA native is the daughter of 20 year veteran NASCAR driver, Bobby Norfleet. Tia started racing, under her father’s tutelage, at the age of 9 and has a true passion for the sport. In addition to Tia’s “Get Right or Get Left” mentality, experts believe that she has a signing voice like that of Whitney Houston, but has the range and skill to sing in any genre of music.
On the track, Tia Norfleet boasts an impressive winning record racing cars. From 1995- 2000, Tia started racing go karts, with 22 top ten finishes, 6 top 5 finishes and 2 wins. She then moved up to the BandolerosSeries from 2000-2003, accumulating 3 top 10 finishes and 2 top 5 finishes. In 2004, Tia began racing in late model series with 18 starts and 2 top 15 place finishes. In the drag racing circuit, she has amassed an impressive 52 starts with 37 wins.
Off the track, Tia and her father volunteer in a number of programs together, including entrepreneurship for at risk youth. She is committed to an array of programs, including, but not limited to, the National African American Drug Policy Coalition and the Motorsports Institute, Inc. Tia promotes her literacy program called Driven to Read through her comic book and up coming cartoon series “Lil Tia”.
Tia Norfleetis the “Goodwill Ambassador for The International Museum of Twenty-first Century Arts, (TIMOTCA), and Brand Ambassador for Verizon Wireless initiative “Celebrating Your Story, Powering Your Network program. Tia hopes to spread the message that “if one can think it, then one can achieve it”. Tia is the First and only African American woman to be licensed to race in NASCAR’s 67 year history.
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