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Kassidi Gibbs Shows She Has It Together On and Off the Track
Many different things lead to a racing career. For Kassidi Gibbs it was one simple question—do you want to race?
“My dad just came home one day and asked if I wanted to race. My response was ‘Heck yes.’ Gibbs recalled what led her to race.
Gibbs has been around racing her entire life. In fact, she attended her first race in her stroller at the age of one-year old.
Her parents have definitely had the biggest influence on her racing career.[pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”30%”]“I was so excited when I crossed the checkered flag,”[/pullquote]
Gibbs shared, “My parents are big in my racing. My dad is more of my provider, and my mom is more my supporter.”
It is this kind of parental support and involvement that sows the seed for a successful path in life, whether it is on the track or not.
Like many race car drivers, Gibbs’ fondest memory of racing is getting that first victory. Her first win came on the final night of the 2009 season at Paducah International Raceway when she won her first 16 and under 4-Cylinder Warrior Feature. What a way to end your first season!
“I was so excited when I crossed the checkered flag,” Gibbs enthusiastically shared.
Another highlight to her career came when she ended her first season fourth in points standings and was Rookie of the Year for the 2009 season.
“I think it was pretty good for my first year,” Gibbs said.
She had four Heat wins, seven Top-10 Feature finishes, four Top-Five Feature finishes, and seven Feature wins to her credit for the 2010 season. She also maintained the Championship points lead for the entire season following the 4-Cylinder Division split, proving that consistency is one of her many virtues.
Gibbs is currently racing exclusively at Paducah International Raceway, but they are beginning to travel. She is also planning on running at Nebo.
Gibbs drives the #K44 4-Cylinder Warrior sponsored by Abel Excavating, Supreme Muffler, Randy Bridges Remax, Brushstrokes, Bob Hicks Body Shop, Western Rivers, Mi Linda Michoacan, Diesel Centers of America, and Paducah Tire.
She attends Reidland High School where she is active in Lady Hounds Soccer. Her other hobbies include playing indoor soccer.
When asked where she hopes to be in the next five- to 10-years, Gibbs responded, “I hope to be racing, but I also want to be a certified pediatrician.”
While racing may be a huge part of her life; it is only one part of the plan. With the support her parents have shown her and the dedication and perseverance she has shown in her racing career, Kassidi Gibbs shows that she is indeed a class act—both on and off the track.
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