story by Chris Roy
Emma Libby from Hudson, ME regularly races at Speedway 95 but there was no racing because of the “Monster Jam”, so Emma made the trip to Unity Raceway this past weekend to compete in the teen’s class. Emma is only 13 years old and is ready to take on Maine’s Toughest Track.
Emma’s Uncle Doug, drove the 23 car for a number of years and now it’s her turn to go fast! Her dad does all the work as the crew chief and mechanic.
Just after practice at Unity Emma noted the car was going, “Beautiful”. Emma loves racing the 23 car at Unity for the straight away’s and the banked corners. She remarks, “Its my favorite”.
Getting around Maine’s Toughest Track comes easy to this young driver as she explains the secret to racing here, “I floor it on the straight away’s, I brake really hard in the corners, then I step on it!” So basically go fast turns left and go fast again. “That’s right”.
Emma finished 3rd and led a lap for the 1st time the previous weekend at Speedway 95. She ran in the top 3 for almost the entire night at Unity but, with one lap to go the 23 car got spun down in turn 2. She did get the car turned back around and going and, crossed the finish line to take 6th place.
Though it wont belong before Emma drives the 23 car into victory lane.