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Brayden Pruitt drives the #13 Super
Stock 4 Class car. Her home track is Cherokee Super Speedway but
she can also be found racing at Carolina Speedway and Harris Speedway.
She lives in Shelby, NC.
Team members helping Brayden are:
Dicky Pruitt - Paw-Paw, Ribbie Gilliam - Crew Chief, Ron Kirby, Mike
Pruitt - Dad, Kevin Harris, Faye Pruitt - Grandma, Tonya Pruitt - Mom,
Jeff Ninneman, Larry Ninneman, Tony Sassy - Dog, Roger Bradley -
Grandpa. BPR Racing is the car owner.
Brayden started racing in 1998 in the Go
Karts Class at Riverside Motor Complex because her family raced Go Karts
and race cars before she was born. She grew up at the track and
had a passion to race. Her dream from an early age is to be
the first female to win the Daytona 500. Her first win was in 2000
in the Naskart Kids Class at Riverside Motor Complex. She started
racing cars at Cherokee Super Speedway at the age of 14 in Young Guns
then moved to Stock 4 when she was 15 years old. Career highlights
include two NC State Championships in Go Karts, at age 15 winning the
Stock 4 World Crown Nationals at Cherokee Super Speedway which was the
2nd youngest and only female to win this race, '12 16 wins at Cherokee
Super Speedway, Cleveland County Speedway and Harris Speedway.
The thrill of racing for Brayden is
putting the car 3 wide coming out of turn 4 for the Checkered Flag.
Her most exciting racing moment was winning the Stock 4 World Crown
Nationals. Because of mechanical problems she did not qualify so
she had to earn her spot in the last consolation race. She came
from the rear of 50 lap race to win as the only female at age 15.
She's most proud of gaining the respect of the other drivers and being
able to be a positive role model for her young fans.
Brayden's racing hero is Dale Earnhardt.
Of racing, Brayden says, "Racing is a
competitive sport that can be shared with your family and friends.
Although the car is driver by one person, it takes a team to be
successful. My family and my team mean a lot to me!".