Meet: Gray Leadbetter
MORGANTON, NC - If you have met Gray, you can attest to her dedication, athleticism, and passion for racing. She has raced motocross, karts, and will be on a plane to Sweden to train in a Global Rally Cross Supercar Lite this month. We caught up with her just after she raced the 2nd round of the Winter Cup in Jacksonville, Florida to get the scoop on her #RaceLife.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?:
"I live in Morganton, NC."
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RACING?
"I have raced dirt bikes since I was 4 and go karts since I was 9 or 10."
HOW DID YOU GET INTO RACING?
"When I was 2 I got an electric 4 wheeler and kept rolling it onto myself so my dad decided to get me a dirt bike, so I raced dirt bikes. Then when I was 7, I broke my shoulder and couldn't race for a year. A year or so later I got back on a bike and started racing. When I was about 10 I started racing go karts and fell in love."
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF RACING?
"The excitement and also going fast."
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE FUTURE?
"When I turn 14 I really want to race global rally cross (GRC) and other types of races on 4 wheels."
DO YOU HAVE ANY PRE-RACE RITUALS?
"Right before I go on track I like to sit in my kart and think about the race while
no one talks to me."
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE RACER?
"My favorite racer is Patrick Sandel because he races GRC."
WHICH TRACK IS YOUR FAVORITE?
"Probably Wisconsin or GoPro Motorplex."
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT WKA RACES?
"I like that everyone is very nice and helpful."
WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO BESIDES RACE?
"I like to go on hikes and also like to swim."
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
"I want to race GRC (Global Rally Cross), open wheel or NASCAR. I also like to bake and I started my own YouTube baking channel, Its called 'Sifting Gears.'"
IS THERE ANY OTHER INTERESTING THINGS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH US?
"I have 2 older sisters, 2 cats, and 1 dog."
Check out Gray's website for more details and contact info: http://grayleadbetter.com/