Speed Rack, a national competition highlighting female rising stars in bartending, has announced Haley Traub as the winner of Miss Speed Rack 2018.

Traub, a New York-based bartender at Dutch Kills in Long Island City, Queens, and Fresh Kills in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was crowned Miss Speed Rack 2018 on Tuesday night at the Speed Rack National Finals held at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago. Eight finalists went head to head to compete for the title.

Created by acclaimed bartenders, Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix, Speed Rack was designed to support up-and-coming women in the cocktail industry while raising money for breast cancer research. To date, Speed Rack has raised more than $800,000 for such charities.

Photo: Haley Traub wins the Speed Rack Tri-State competition in January 2018.