If there is any person that is most attracted to speed, it is the young. Young people take more risks, especially in cars, because the need for speed is great and there is little to no self control. There’s a fantastic reason that car and motorcycle insurance is higher for people under 25—they have the most accidents because they take the most risks. But it’s exactly that same recklessness that attracts, and often helps, young people in the world of motorsports.
Take, for example, Zach Veach, IndyCar driver. Unlike most other drivers, he has to do his homework before getting in the car. Driving for the Andretti Autosport team, Veach is only 17 years old, and got his start working for Michael Andretti. He did some time in the USF 2000, but has since moved up to Star Mazda. Is … Read the rest