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Katy Jackman Feels the Need For Speed!

Katy Jackman with her race car Katy Jackman with her race car
Jackman has been racing for two years Jackman has been racing for two years

Pooler, GA --

Danica Patrick, Erin Crocker, Milka Duno...Those are just a few of the more recognizable women who drive really fast for a living.

Remember the name Katy Jackman, she's riding on the right path, or rather track to becoming one of the next famous female race car drivers.

She is a sophomore at South Effingham high school and she felt the need for speed two years ago.  She got involved with the Southern Kart Club thanks to her step dad, Scott Barksdale who was already involved in racing karts.

The sport has been in our area for over 25 years, and the plan is to have it grow in our area. And if racers like Katy have their say, it'll be the next big thing

"It's a lot of fun, they've had it for years." Says Katy, adding, "Not a lot of people know about it. Right here in Savannah  is Roebling Road, it's crazy how many people don't realize that we race out there. We race out there about three times a year and we want more people to get into it because we need more people to race."

Reported by: Melissa Maikos, mmaikos@wtoc.com

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