Name: Ava Dutton

Age: 10

Home Town: Pataskala, OH

Years Racing: 4

Sponsors: CRP Racing, Bazell Race Fuels

Level of dedication: National/Regional/Club

Series Competing in 2018: 2018 Route 66 micro swift (limit schedule), 2018 WKA Man Cup micro swift (limited schedule), 2018 KRA Club Series (limited schedule), 2018 Midwest Junior Drag Racing Series (Full schedule)

How I got started karting: My dad had grown up racing karts with his dad, so when I turned 5 he bought karts for both of us. We began racing together on the weekends at Circleville Raceway Park. We had a lot of fun. I really liked it so my dad decided to quit racing himself and concentrate on me. Now we travel all over the country.

Driver Accomplishments :

Karting: 2015 8th place in WKA Kid Kart National Points Standings. 2016 2nd Place finish in Kid Kart at Daytona. Third place overall in WKA Winter Series for kid kart. 5th place Overall in the season standings for Yamaha Rookie with the Route 66 Regional Sprint Series. 2017 - 2nd place overall in the season standings for Yamaha Rookie and 8th in Micro Swift with the Route 66 Regional Sprint Series.

Junior Dragsters: I started racing juniors in June of 2017. In my first club race I went 4 rounds and won the final on a full tree. Two weeks later the Midwest Junior Drag Racing series came to my home track. I was #1 qualifier and went 5 rounds and won the Final for my first National win in 11.90 index on a pro tree. I was able to win my first 11 rounds of competition in 11.90.

Driver Goals for 2018 Season : For 2018 I will be moving out of Yamaha rookie and up to junior sportsman. My goals are to continue to improve as a driver both on and off the track. I want to learn to communicate better with my dad so we can keep the kart fast. We are going to focus more this year on junior Dragster and we hope to mount a charge in the 2018 Midwest Junior Drag racing 11.90 index class

My favorite tracks : Daytona Intl Speedway, New Castle Motorsports Park, Circleville Raceway Park