Colorado teen becomes first woman to win Pro Superkart championship

DENVER — Hannah Greenemeier is fairly uncommon amongst her friends: She’s knowledgeable Superkart racer at simply 19 years outdated. The game continues to be closely dominated by male racers.

“After I get on the market, it is sport on with the blokes,” Greenemeier stated. “It is like the entire total world form of disappears. It is simply me and my Go-Kart.”

It took some time to get to the place she is right this moment.

“Once we first noticed the racing blood in her, she was 4 years outdated,” stated proud dad Gunnar Greenemeier.

He says it began when he pushed Hannah round in her first toy automotive. After that, it became going to the observe each weekend. Hannah was racing by the age of 5. Quickly sufficient, she bought a driving coach and joined a crew out of Oregon.

“Now I am 19, and I am nonetheless doing it,” Hannah stated. “I assume I used to be proper once I was 4 years outdated.”

Hannah hit the skilled circuit and began racing all over the world, maintaining her eye on the final word prize: A Superkarts! USA professional division nationwide championship, a dream that got here true. Hannah turned the primary feminine to win the large one within the SKUSA Professional Tour’s 12-year historical past.

“To return dwelling with a nationwide championship is one thing that I’ll always remember,” Hannah stated with a smile. “Do not let anyone say which you could’t do it.”

Eric Lupher at KMGH first reported this story.

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