SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Three Scarsdale youths showed that they have a need for speed, as they climbed behind the wheel and completed the Grand Prix New York Junior Racing Camp in Mount Kisco.
Aidan Griffith, Tyler Griffith and Hunter McRobie were introduced to the basics of driving and racing during the week-long carting camp for kids ages 7 through 16. By attending the camp, the drivers qualified to drive in competitive junior racing events.
The Junior Racing Summer Camp features a strict curriculum for campers to work through. They learn how to identify race lines on the track, how to control their cart, and the basics of passing and defending during a race.
During the camp, racers enjoyed five days of bumping and grinding on the track, as well as instruction from experienced drivers. When they weren’t doing their finest Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon imitations, the kids continued to hone their skills by utilizing the iRacing Simulation Room – Grand Prix New York’s faux-driving facility.
Now that they’re seasoned drivers, McRobie and both Griffiths can participate in the Grand Prix’s Junior Racing leagues and other junior racing skills where they can put what they’ve learned to the test.