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Grande Prairie boy participates in drag racing world finals in Memphis

One local 12-year-old can’t legally drive for another four years but he’s already going faster than most licenced drivers.

Grande Prairie’s Ethan Power recently returned from the International Hot Rod Association World Finals in Memphis, Tennessee.

“This is the biggest race you can get to in IHRA… [My car can go] 84 miles per hour in 7.9 seconds.”

Ethan started racing at the age of eight and made it to the worlds by winning the check championship at Pat’s Auto Supply Motorsports Park in Beaverlodge.

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In Memphis, He was up against 97 other racers. While he won round one, he wasn’t able to make it past that.

“I lost in the second round [but] it was really close.”

The finals ran from October 16th to 18th at Memphis International Raceway.

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