SCCA Soloist Olivia Hammac is finalist for SportsKid of the 12 months
Again in early September, Olivia Hammac, of Cape Canaveral, Florida, earned her first win on the 2019 Tire Rack Solo Nationals within the Formulation Junior B kart class. Final week, Hammac achieved one other “first” when she was named by Sports activities Illustrated Youngsters as a finalist for the SportsKid of the 12 months award.
Within the SI Youngsters article revealing the finalists, author Elizabeth McGarr McCue states, “There’s one thing about driving a go-kart 60 miles per hour down a street course that simply makes 12-year-old Olivia pleased. At 10, whereas driving with the Sports activities Automobile Membership of America, she earned the Hawaii SCCA Most Improved Driver award. Her dad, Invoice, is her mechanic, and since transferring to Florida, she has continued to get higher.”
Hammac is one in every of solely 5 finalists within the hunt this 12 months for the award, and the one entry from the world of motorsport. Different gifted youths within the working embrace a wrestler, monitor & area participant, baseball standout, and soccer participant.
Nominees are chosen based mostly upon their accomplishments on the sphere or monitor, within the classroom and in the neighborhood. The winner might be introduced per week earlier than Thanksgiving. The SportsKid of the 12 months winner might be featured on the duvet of December’s SI Youngsters journal. He or she may even obtain a trophy offered throughout the Sports activities Illustrated Sportsperson of the 12 months ceremony.