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In N.H. town, kids grow up fast racing stock cars

Kids as young as 10 satisfy need for speed

GROVETON, N.H. — Jenna Randall is revving her viper-red 1998 Chevy Cavalier at the starting line of a 200-lap derby called the Frostbite Enduro. Three dozen brightly colored stock cars roar on all sides, most of their drivers adults. She is not one of them.

Jenna was all of 11 the night three years ago when she told her father as he was tucking her in that she wanted to race stock cars. It is an age when kids say they want to be astronauts or rock stars or major league ballplayers — when they grow up.

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