"Future Faces" is dedicated to featuring the next generation of African American leaders, innovators, and trailblazers in various sectors of the automotive world. From Motorsports, engineering, and design to entrepreneurship and marketing, these individuals are breaking barriers, driving change, shaping the future of the industry, and making their mark in the automotive industry. We believe in the power of representation and want to showcase the inspiring stories, achievements, and contributions of these rising stars.
Professional Race Car Driver
Myles Rowe, made history in 2021, becoming the first Black driver to win an INDYCAR-sanctioned race.
The first season in USF2000 proved to be a success - as Myles had not been able to compete since 2017. Though finishing the season placing 13th out of 30 was not the goal... it was indeed progress towards his goal of becoming and IndyCar champion.
Myles is currently working to compete in the 2022 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship with Pabst Racing.
The 21-year-old Pace University student from Atlanta produced a sensational performance in mixed conditions following an earlier rain shower for his first USF2000 victory and first win for the Indianapolis-based Force Indy team, which was formed in December 2020 as part of the Race for Equality & Change diversity initiative introduced in July 2020 by INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Race Car Driver
Since the age of 6, Cam has been driving Late Models and Micro Sprints. He has participated in over 240 races across the country, reaching the podium in over 90% of his races.
Cam is the first Black State Champion in California, winning in two driving classes.
ultimate goal of becoming a NASCAR driver.
Dystany’s passion for speed started at the early age of 6, riding on the back of a motorcycle with her mom and dad. But 6 years later, while attending a drag race with her godfather, she realized what she wanted to do.
Her life would be altered at 12 when she attended a drag race at Virginia Motorsports Park with her godfather. Something about the sound of the bikes speeding on the asphalt positively triggered her, and she kept going back. Quickly taking note of her daughter’s activities, her mother purchased her a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R 750. Three months later, she broke the record on the Brocks BMW Performance Center bike by traveling the quarter-mile in 8.46 seconds at 163 mph.
Dystany is also the fastest woman on a BMW s1000rr in Curacao with a time of 8.57 seconds, and in 2018 she was inducted into the Hopkins BMW Museum. In 2019, she made history by becoming the first woman to win a 4.60 index final at the South Georgia Motorsports Park and has made several final-round appearances since then.
Dystany makes her own rules, sets her own goals, and at a young age, serves as a role model for women of all ages. As she pushes to accomplish her dream of racing professionally in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle, her fan base continues to build, as does her enthusiasm for life – behind and beyond the driver’s seat.
Stepping off the Paris catwalk and onto an Harley-Davidson LiveWire is all in a day’s work for the American athlete-turned-model. Jordan Rand has been modelling for the past five years and has recently shot a global campaign for a major car manufacturer’s new electric vehicle.
As an environmental campaigner, she’s also planning to sell her Ducati in favor of an electric bike. Jordan grew up in Colorado Springs, studied psychology in Manhattan and her modelling has taken her to London and now Paris. But her passion for sport developed at school, where she would regularly set an alarm for 4am to practice figure skating before classes started.
With no scholarships for skating at college, Rand switched to track and field and while successful, admits that athletics didn’t fulfil the same passion — that’s when she decided to start riding motorbikes. For nearly a decade she has attended sessions at the California Superbike School in LA, but never committed to a racing career because she has been focused on her modelling career.
Jordan’s first competitive sport since college will be the eSkootr Championship, something she describes as “really cool and badass”. She adds that she is striving to raise awareness for diversity, inclusion, equality and sustainability and is excited by both the accessibility and the gender equality of eSC. “I want to advocate for women, people of colour and, as I’m bisexual, I’m going to race with a rainbow flag on my helmet to advocate for LBGTQ+.”
Professional Stock Car Driver
Armani Williams is a professional stock car driver currently competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Armani races the #43 for RBR, Reaume Brothers Racing. Armani is the first professional driver in NASCAR openly diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Armani uses his racing career as a platform to draw awareness and acceptance to Autism, and create better life outcomes for families impacted by the disorder.
Armani has competed coast to coast in the United States and Canada.
Motorcycle Road Racer
Mikayla Moore learned how to ride a dirt bike at 6 years old and started racing with MotoGladiator Racing on a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250. She transitioned to a 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 300 and eventually to a 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 400 and a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6-R.
In 2023 Mikayla will be competing in Royal Enfield 2023 Build. Train. Race. Roadracing Season. Its the first all-woman initiative teaching women to build & race their own motorcycle. The Build. Train. Race. program highlights women and motorcycle culture in North America through a unique format that brings together riders from different backgrounds to compete in several different track events in MotoAmerica.
Ernie Francis Jr
professional race car driver
Ernie Francis Jr. is a sports car and open-wheel driver competing in the Indy Lights Championship with Force Indy. He previously ran full-time in the Trans-Am Series, running the 98 car for Breathless Racing, where he is a seven-time champion.
In 2021, Ernie competed in the Formula Regional Americas Championship, running the 98 car for Future Star Racing, and in the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience, driving the No. 2 car. He became the youngest winner in the SRX series when he won at Lucas Oil Raceway. He secured second place in the SRX championship.
Professional stock car driver
Rajah Caruth is an African-American stock car racing driver who has been making a name for himself as an up-and-coming talent in the world of motorsports. Born on October 20, 2002, in Washington, D.C., Caruth developed a passion for racing at a young age and started his racing journey through iRacing, an online motorsports simulation platform.
Caruth's success on iRacing caught the attention of industry professionals, and he was eventually selected to join the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program in 2019. The program aims to provide opportunities for women and minority drivers to compete at higher levels within NASCAR.
In 2020, Rajah Caruth began racing in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, competing in the Late Model Stock Car division. He has shown impressive growth and talent in the sport, earning multiple top-10 finishes and becoming a promising young driver.
In 2023, he will race full-time in the Craftsman Truck series for GMS Racing. He will drive the #24 Wendell Scott Foundation Chevrolet Silverado RST.
Caruth's journey from virtual racing to the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program and real-life competition demonstrates his determination, talent, and the increasing importance of online racing platforms in the development of future racing stars.