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Jeremiah Mee, a sixth grader at Trafton Academy, inherited a passion for racing from his dad, who is part of the Alta Velocita Racing team. Pictured are Jeremiah (on right) with his brother Colin.
My hobby and passion is racing cars. I like it so much because of the feeling you get when you’re going so fast. It makes you feel like you’re more than you really are.
Racing can also be very dangerous. I have had a lot of close calls. I almost died when the go-kart flipped over. I tend to freak out when there is a 500-pound go-kart on me!
One of my best accomplishments is beating my dad, Jerry Mee. Let me list his advantages: He is a professional race car driver, and his go-kart can go 90 miles per hour, and mine can only go 50 miles per hour. But I still beat him by keeping in front of him the whole time.
I like to practice because there is always room for improvement, and it’s really fun. I always practice with the adult karts because I am really bad with them, and I need a lot of practice. I don’t think I can handle speed above 50 miles per hour yet. I’m always skidding around and sliding off the race track with adult karts. I tried racing with an adult kart, and I caused a huge traffic jam on the race track. I just skidded into the middle of the track and before you know it, I was a big road block!
One of my favorite moments was when I challenged a guy to a race. He accepted. About four laps into the race we were neck and neck. I could tell he was mad because he bumped me off the road. He made a big mistake. The Angleton track where my dad races, which is called MSR Houston, has a zero-tolerance policy. If you so much as touch someone with a go-kart it is an automatic disqualification. So I won by default. Sure it wasn’t that victorious, but still pretty good.
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