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#RaceLife Spotlight: Colin Neal

PEEBLES, OH - Our next #RaceLife Spotlight racer will most likely be packing up this afternoon to make it to New Castle Motorsports Park this weekend for the Manufacturer's Cup race. Colin Neal is 15 years old and has been racing karts for the past 4 years.  His favorite F1 driver is Lewis Hamilton and Colin hopes to one day follow in his footsteps in becoming a professional racer. Even more impressive than Colin's aspirations is his attitude! Seeing that Colin's favorite race track is NCMP, it would be fair to say that we can anticipate a good result from him this weekend. Read more about Colin Neal below.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?        

"I live in Peebles, Ohio."

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RACING? 

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"I have been racing for 4 years."

HOW DID YOU GET INTO RACING?

"I had always seen karting in ads and videos and really wanted to get into it. My dad eventually took me to an indoor karting track. He started showing me the lines and etc. I picked up on it pretty quickly. At that point, my dad thought that karting was something we should get into. We started at the local level and soon moved on to the regional and national levels of karting."         

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF RACING? 

"My favorite part of racing is when the kart setup, driving and everything clicks. Winning isn’t so bad either."

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE FUTURE? 

"My goal in racing is to eventually get into professional car racing."   

DO YOU HAVE ANY PRE-RACE RITUALS? 

"I usually say a quick prayer before I take track."

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE RACER?  

"My favorite racer would have to be F1 driver Lewis Hamilton."

WHICH TRACK IS YOUR FAVORITE?

"My favorite track would have to be Newcastle Motorsports Park." 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT WKA RACES? 

"My favorite part about WKA racing is that most of the people involved in the series are nice genuine people."

WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO BESIDES RACE?  

"Besides racing I play basketball."

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?    

"I would like to move up the motorsports ladder and hopefully become a professional driver of some sort. As of now I would like to go into motorsports engineering as a second option."