Tallahassee Native Gunning to Racecar Superstardom

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Tallahassee, FL - Amber Colvin is a Tallahassee native and professional race car driver.

"Everyone finds out I'm a female race car driver and says 'oh you want to be like Danica Patrick,' well no I want to be an Amber Colvin I want to be myself," she said.

Colvin's racing days started when she was a kid. Her dad gave her a yard kart at ten.

She's been interested in driving professionally ever since.

"If I'm not at the race track or doing something with racing, I'm not sure what I should be doing," Colvin said.

"She does a great job, she gets out with grown men and does what they do and whoops em," said Wayne Colvin, Amber's dad.

Now 19 years old and living in North Carolina, she's a full time race car driver.

She won first place at the 8th week of the 2012 summer shootout series at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

"Ultimately, I want to be the first and or the youngest female to win a Nascar event or championship," she said.

Colvin takes pride in the accomplishments in her career, but she said being a woman in a male dominated sport comes with roadblocks in gaining support.

"Definitely the sponsorship hunt is what I do day to day, week to week and my dad helps me out a lot with that," she said.

Colvin plans to start college soon, but will continue on her career in racing.

Colvin is the 2011 Florida State Legend Car Champion. This year, she will race in the Nascar Whelen All American Series.

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