Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Teen lives out 'Racing Dreams'

Annabeth Barnes, 16, from Hiddenite, is a young race car driver with ambitions to make it in NASCAR.

In her short career, Annabeth Barnes has racked up 17 championship titles and has driven go-karts, Bandolero cars and limited late models. In 2011, Annabeth transitioned to late model stock cars and raced for the first time at Hickory Motor Speedway.

And she is no stranger to being in the spotlight. While racing at Hickory Kart Fest, a camera crew stopped Annabeth to ask her about racing. Annabeth was one of dozens filmed that day, but the only girl chosen to be featured in a documentary called “Racing Dreams,” executively produced by actor/wrestler Dwayne Johnson, “The Rock.”

Continue to read Young Achievers for the full-length story on Annabeth. And view "Racing Dreams" online through March 24.

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