Getting Back Into Racing

 In 2015, my dad bought me a dirt modified. We made it to about 2 races, but I did not race the car, my dad’s friend did. I didn’t think I was prepared. In 2016, we redid the car. We put a new body on it and made it purple and green. My first season was definitely the toughest season.

My best finish that season was 6th. I had fun racing last year, but some people weren’t so nice. Being a girl in the sport isn’t easy. I’m not saying the girls should get any kind of special treatment. We just have to work hard, just like everyone else in the sport of racing. I think it’s great that more girls are getting into a male dominant sport.

I received a lot of hate last year and I still do. All I can do is ignore them and prove them wrong. There are a lot of people who support me and I appreciate it so much. Last year we didn’t have any sponsors and this year we have 5. All I have to say about getting into racing is; it takes time! Being patient will do you all the favors. I raced at Sharon Speedway last Friday and I finished 6th. My first race last season I finished almost dead last.

I’m so glad I made the decision to get back into racing. It has made me the person I am today. I used to play softball and basketball, but I quit those and pursued racing. I am working towards gaining respect from the great racers at my home track and proving everyone, who doubts me, wrong.

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