April
Wilson

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After the 2009 session, this persistent young woman finished a respectable 12th placed in SOS points out of 29 in this male-dominated sport. Later this fall, she is hoping to compete in a 410-sprint event, held at Rolling Wheels Raceway, in conjunction with speed week held every fall in Syracuse New York.  

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In the small farm town of Joyceville, close to Kingston, Ontario, you will find a young woman pursuing a passion that many race fans dare to dream of. Her name is April Wilson. She races sprint cars. Now 18 years of age, she began racing at 15 and went directly into the seat of a sprint car.

The desire for speed came long ago from watching her idle – her father, Rick Wilson -- one of Canada’s best sprint car drivers. With the support from her father and mother, Penny Wilson, April received her first race car as a Christmas gift in 2006. With her parents’ encouragement, April took on this urge to race and she hasn’t looked back

During the 2008 racing season, April had a violent roll over at Brighton, Ontario, where she was transported to the hospital. Medical staff administered medication, not realizing, April experienced an allergic to. This became a life-threatening situation. Talking to her mother, Penny, this was the only time she questioned whether she had made the right decision on supporting April’s desirer to race. April finished the year in 13th place out of 47.

After the 2009 session, this persistent young woman finished a respectable 12th placed in SOS points out of 29 in this male-dominated sport. Later this fall, she is hoping to compete in a 410-sprint event, held at Rolling Wheels Raceway, in conjunction with speed week held every fall in Syracuse New York.

Off the track, April has just completed high school and has decided to take one year off of her studies to decide on what career path to follow. She has also considered taking up kick boxing, which in itself, is a very demanding sport. I am sure that whatever adventure or career path April follows, racing her sprint car will always be in the back of her mind.

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