Metro-area teen drivers revel in summer racing season
July 22nd, 2013
It's tough enough for inexperienced drivers to make a name for themselves on the state’s auto racing circuit. Imagine what it's like for a high school-aged driver.
Jack Purcell is one who has run the gamut at both Elko Speedway and Raceway Park in Shakopee. The 17-year-old will be a senior at Bloomington Jefferson High School this fall.
"The first thing you have to do is earn the respect of the other drivers," Purcell said. "They are all like, 'What are you doing here?" '
Here's a look at four metro-area teenagers who, unlike most of their varsity sports-playing peers, look forward to summer as their season to race and not relax.
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