Sprint car racing is a fast and dangerous sport that has been bringing together the community at Six Nations of the Grand River, about 100 kilometres southwest of Toronto, for decades.
For 21-year-old Alex Hill, sprint car racing is more than a sport — it’s a lifestyle.
She began racing go-karts when she was nine and has been racing sprint cars since she was 14, the earliest age people are allowed to drive them.
Before the pandemic, Hill would race 50 to 60 times a year in Canada and the U.S.
“It keeps me busy, but if I didn’t love it I wouldn’t be doing it,” she said.
What she loves most about the sport is that it allows her to spend time with her family — not to mention the adrenaline rush she gets from driving really fast.
Sprint cars are high-powered race cars that run on circular dirt tracks at speeds of over 250 km/h. The cars have wings on their…