A couple of summers ago Maddy Broedel began pestering her dad that she wanted to drive.
Jason Broedel of Hubbardsville had gone through the wanting to drive stage with his two older daughters, so thought the time was right for No. 3 to drive.
That Christmas 2021 Maddy received a car for Christmas and started to drive.
She was 12 years old.
Maddy, also the daughter of Jamie-Lee Broedel of Waterville, first got behind the wheel of a Slingshot, a smaller type car with a smaller motor that Jason called an oversized go cart. In the summer of 2022, Maddy began not just driving, but racing, at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon. ...