Driv­ing to NZ se­lec­tion

South Waikato News - - SPORT - By ADEN MILES

Win­ning has al­ways driven her to com­pete but beat­ing her male com­peti­tors makes it even bet­ter.

For­est View High School 15-year-old Hi­lary Dahm has been se­lected for the New Zealand mini stocks team.

‘‘I was rapt when I found out,’’ Hi­lary said. ‘‘ You can race from 12 to 17-years-old and there is a New Zealand team and there are five peo­ple in it.’’

Hi­lary is one of two girls in the team.

Her se­lec­tion will see her part of the New Zealand mini stocks team in Welling­ton come Fe­bru­ary 2011.

‘‘ Last sea­son they were look­ing around for peo­ple and they asked me at one of the last race meet­ings.’’

She found out about her se­lec­tion around three weeks ago.

‘‘I have been rac­ing mini stocks since I was 12 and be­fore that I raced go-karts. My whole fam­ily is into rac­ing, my two older broth­ers race and now it is me.’’

‘‘I like the com­pet­i­tive­ness and know­ing that you can beat the boys. There is a sea­son so it is like a sum­mer sport. There are meet­ings al­most ev­ery Fri­day in Ro­torua and some on Satur­day if peo­ple want to race more than once,’’ she said.

BEAT­ING THE BOYS: For­est View High School stu­dent Hi­lary Dahm has been se­lected as one of two girls in a team of five for the New Zealand mini stocks team.

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