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NEW PALESTINE -— Even though Kyle May, 16, from New Palestine just recently got his official driver’s license, he’s been behind the wheel of a car for quite a while.
From the time he was 5-years-old, Kyle has been driving go-kart and midget race cars. He’s currently competing as one of the top drivers in the Midwest TQ Racing League where he is eighth in the points standings.
The league hold races 20 races all over the state of Indiana from Gas City to Rushville.
It all started for Kyle when his father Wayne May, who is also Kyle’s chief mechanic and only crew member, brought home a go-kart and put Kyle behind the wheel when he was just a young kid.
“We went out and started practicing at school parking lots and my dad let me kind of drive around,” Kyle said.
That was all it took to get Kyle hooked on racing. From then on, nearly every weekend, Kyle began taking part in go-kart races in New Castle where he held his own and developed a passion for racing.
“The go-karts are really competitive especially out in New Castle,” Kyle said. “Everybody says the competition out there is at the national level.”
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