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Massey Student Chasing Racing Dream

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Massey Student Vying to Race in Michigan Speedway

 

            Grade 9 Vincent Massey student Ray Morneau is certainly racing down the road to victory at an early age!   Although only 14 years old and still years away from obtaining a Canadian driver’s license,  Ray is preparing to compete for a coveted spot in the Street Stock Division of Michigan’s Flat Rock Speedway! 

            While the Automobile Racing Club of America will allow capable 14-year-olds to race full size stock cars, earning the go-ahead at such a young age is still no light task.  A rigorous screening process has been set in place in order to uphold the safety of the young competitors, and Ray will be required to rent a quarter-mile track at Flat Rock during the spring for a private assessment.  He will also need to submit a racing resume and background, as well as partake in an interview with track officials.

            This would definitely present as a daunting undertaking to many 14 year olds.  Ray, however, is a three-time Grand Bend Micro Sprint Champion who started racing go-carts at the age of seven.  He feels confident that his experience with racing competition will help pave the way towards a great future track record, so to speak!  Competing in the Legend Division for two seasons after moving up from go-karts, he drove a 1932 Ford Coupe and finished fourth in the overall points race in Grand Bend 2014.  Even more remarkable:  he was one of the field’s youngest drivers!

            Ray certainly has the support of all of his fellow Mustangs behind him. Along with support from family and community, passion is the fuel pushing him towards the finish line and, eventually, his ultimate goal of NASCAR. Through watching Ray embark on his goals, it is humbling to be reminded that even while racing towards the finish line, we can always take the opportunity to both learn from and enjoy the race!

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