When Alexis “Super Lex” Olivera crashed in a Junior Cup race at Ridge Motorsports Park in 2020 she suffered two badly broken ankles that basically ended her racing career. But the crash definitely didn’t end her career in racing. The 19-year-old picked up a video camera and has yet to put it down as she now works in the MotoAmerica Championship and IMSA as a videographer. And a good one at that. Knowing where to be and when to be there is half the battle in being a racing videographer and Olivera’s years in racing have no doubt helped with that.

What was your introduction to the motorcycle world?

My grandpa buying me a pocket bike.

What led to you working in the MotoAmerica paddock?

I honestly couldn’t tell you. Sometimes I wonder how I got here myself.

What part of the job do you enjoy the most?

The part of my job I enjoy the most is being at the track and keeping up with everyone I grew up racing with.

What part of the job is the most difficult?

The part that is the most difficult is managing my time and the horrible weather, like at the Ridge and New Jersey last year. They were rough.

What do you like to do when you’re not at the racetrack?

Lately I’ve been going to antique stores, so maybe that and sleeping. I enjoy a good 16 hours of sleep.

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