CASTRO VALLEY, California– 12-year-old Cameron “Cam” Carraway was born a racing driver – after all, the word “car” is in his last name!
“I’ve always loved motorsport since I was about two years old,” said Carraway.
“By the time he was about three years old he kept watching NASCAR and had a real affinity for motorsports more than anything. About basketball, football, baseball, every kind of ball sport,” repeated Raymond Carraway, Cam’s father.
Cam has been racing late models and micro sprints since he was 6 years old. He has competed in over 240 races across the country and has finished on the podium in over 90% of his races.
Cam is the first Black State Champion in California and has won two driving classes.
“As the only young African American in this part of the country racing at this level, he had to learn how to drive one, be more confident in himself and then also learn to engage in environments that he is in and to adapt and adapt maybe the only person of color,” said Raymond Carraway.
He added, “It doesn’t necessarily mean anything negative, it just means he has an opportunity to be himself, to stand out and be accepted for who he is.”
Cam plans to continue racing with the ultimate goal of becoming a NASCAR driver.
“I already have a lot of young kids following me, so it feels important to be a role model for the next generation of racers and I’m happy,” said Cam Carraway.
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https://6abc.com/race-car-driver-cam-carraway-black-state-champion-nascar/12292241/ 12-year-old driver Cam Carraway shifts the future of racing into high gear