SPRING VALLEY, Minn. -- A Zumbrota teenager is breaking barriers in the world of race car driving.
Casey Trom will compete for another championship this weekend.
She sped her way to two championships in 2010,
becoming the first female in 54 years to win a track championship in
"I don't know, it's fun. It's fun going fast," she said.
Her father, Kevin Trom, went on to say, "She's had snowmobiles, four wheelers, pretty much anything with a motor she's loved."
Since then, the 17-year-old has moved to a tougher class, the Wissota Midwest Modified division.
It's got more cars and more experienced racers.
"It's not so bad if you're out there by yourself
but when you got 20 to 24 other cars out there in one time and the dust
is flying, the mud is flying, your adrenaline just goes crazy," Kevin
Casey competes every Saturday night at Deer Creek Speedway.
When she's not at the track, she teaches dance and attends Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School.
"I love to shop, be with friends, hang out at the movies, hang out with a boy every once in awhile," Casey said.
She hopes more teenage girls get involved in race car driving.
"I want to see more [girls] out just to make the guys think it's not just a guy sport," she said.
Casey will compete in the Track Championship Night Points Race at Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday.
The race starts at 6 p.m.