On track since 1993 and racer since 1995, Lea has been a top competitor in several genres of racing. Early on, it was racing production sports cars in the Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Championship, SCCA National Competition and Valvoline Championship Runoffs, the ESPN2 PPG Neon Challenge ProRacing Series, and the Longest Night 24 Hour Endurance Race. More recently, she's been a competitor in endurance natured race events including Tire Rack One Lap of America, 25 Hours of Thunderhill Endurance Race, Rally America, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and NASA Enduro Races.

Pro Driver.

Year round, Lea works for premiere automotive and motorsports companies around the country. Aside from her driving skills, her specialities include in-car instruction, demonstration driving and facilitation. Croteau's name is on the staff list of several elite driving and racing businesses including:  Bridgestone Winter Driving School, Skip Barber Racing School, BMW Performance Center, Ford Performance Racing School, and Porsche Sport Driving School. She has been a select member of the PPG Pace Car Team for the PPG CART/Indy Car Series, and the Marlboro Mustang Drift Team. On top of all that Lea has two decades of experience at The Bridgestone Winter Driving School, most as lead instructor. Her outstanding skill? It's as a low friction and ice-driving specialist–Dirt, Wet Pavement, Snow or Ice...or just ask her to drift a car on dry pavement.


In recent years, Lea has also been driving on-camera as a stunt driver, double, and actor for film, television, and commercials. You've probably seen her in the movie Need For Speed; the television series NCIS New Orleans; and numerous television commercials for Audi, BMW,  Cadillac, DodgeRam, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Mazda, and Sprint. You can also view her driving in four editions of the Bridgestone Winter Driving School The Fastest Ride on Ice videos. On camera and print appearances also are in wide array, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, Outdoor Channel, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, GoRacingTV (reporter), USAToday, WSJ, SpeedNews, Grassroots Motorsports, MoparNews, Automobile, and AutoWeek. 


  • SCCA Series Regional / National / Pro Racer

  • Valvoline National Championship Runoffs Competitor

  • Scholarship winner of Lyn St. James Driver Development Program

  • PPG IndyCar/CART Pace Car Team Driver

  • Several time 24+ Hour Endurance Race Driver

  • Five time Podium Finisher Tire Rack One Lap of America 

  • Rally America Championship and Podium Co-Driver

  • Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Competitor

  • Taurus World Stunt Awards Nominee

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