Terri Leigh O'Connell, born July 7, 1964, in Corinth MS., (F.M.A. J.T. Hayes) won National Championships in Go-kart, Midget Cars and Sprint Car competitions across the country. She rose to compete in Winston Cup Series for Donlavey Racing in 1990 at North Carolina Speedway, now known as Rockingham Speedway. Terri amassed over 500 career victories through out her career.
Terri was born with a Disorder of Sexual Development, and had corrective surgery in March of 1992. She legally changed her name to Terri O'Connell. The former fashion model and Racing Champion is the author of a cutting edge, Tell-All, Five Star autobiography called Dangerous Curves, which was called the new benchmark for Southern autobiographies, by NYT's best selling author, Patrica Nell Warren. It is published by BookSurge.
Ms. O'Connell who is also well known as a world class artist, also created the first apparel company for the female race fan called "Speedsters" in 1995. She runs her new Urban all original Apparel/Art Company "Dangerous Curves Society". Ms. O'Connell has been linked to many Hollywood celebs and national politicians both in business, and socially, which she details in her autobiography Dangerous Curves. She is making her racing comeback in 2011, developing a World Class all female driving team headed up by Dick Barbour Racing of Atlanta, Ga. Her driving stats and new press material are posted on her personal web site www.goterriogo.com.