Girl barely old enough to drive is competing at Super Dirt Week

16-year-old Kearra Backus says racing is in the family

OSWEGO (WSYR-TV) - Oswego Speedway is best known for supermodifieds, but it was all about the dirt this weekend.

Local fans got a chance to see a different kind of racing at the Steel Palace.

For the second year in a row, the track hosted Super Dirt Week, which brings in visitors from all over the Northeast. The track is carefully covered with clay to make way for a full weekend of racing action.

This year, there was a 16-year old driver from Phoenix, who hoped to make her mark at the finish line.

Kearra Backus has been racing for several years and has competed at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. previously.

"It started way back when my grandfather was racing and then he got my dad into racing, then my dad eventually got me a car and we started doing it together," said Kearra.

Kearra adding, "it's a lot of learning, learning the car and getting to know what you're doing and how to do everything."

Sunday is the final day of Super Dirt Week. Gates open at 7 a.m., with the big race of the day, the Super DIRTcar Series Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at 2 p.m.

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