This is Morgen Wright. She just finished her 4th
year of racing. She started when she was 15, and
turned 20 a few days ago. She used to race Soap Box
Derby cars and was third in the region. She attends
New Mexico State University and is a finance major
with dreams of becoming a financial
advisor/stockbroker. She can be reached at
Menstuff.org asked: "How did your
father influence you to race?"
Morgan: my father was a huge part of the
process. he took me out one day when he was
teaching a driving school for the legends and i got
in his car and he taught me how to drive. before
this i have never even driven a street car, let
alone a race car. the following year he gave me his
car. and he moved into another class. he has been
my one and old pit crew. he works on my car and
cleans it. i also strive to be as good as him.
everyone here in Las Cruces wants to be as good as
my father. every class he gets in he excels.
I am the only females who races a Legend in Las
Cruces or El Paso, but our class is very friendly.
I think i will always get the fathers who tell
their sons "don't let her beat you, she is a girl"
but it just makes me work harder to beat them. when
i first started i was very timid and got last a
lot, but the past 2 years i have been in the top 5
a lot. at first the guys used to get mad when i
beat them, but most of them encourage me and help
me out a lot.
i think the one time i realized that my class
was a good class is 2 years ago i flipped and my
dad wasn't in town because he was racing somewhere
else. all the racers worked to get me back into my
trailer, two of them took me to the hospital
because i had broken my hand, a few of them drove
my car and trailer home for me.
i am going to continue to race legends till i
win nationals, that is my goal. i would love to
race professionally, but my family just doesn't
have the connections that are needed.
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