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Tayla Orleans - 14 Year Old Allison Legacy Driver

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(November 2006 FLRS Class Photo)

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Jun 23, 2007 Allison Legacy North WIN at All-Star Speedway

Tayla Orleans began racing go-karts at the age of 7. Out of 120 races, Tayla received 92 top 5’s with 31 wins. With that kind of record, it was inevitable that Tayla would win the Championship, and in 2004 she did just that. In 2005, at age 12, Tayla had 14 race starts in the Allison Legacy Series. And in 2006 Tayla showed that she is a force to contend with. On April 2, 2006 Tayla won the feature at Waterford Speedbowl in Conn. She became the youngest driver in the Speedbowl’s history to win a Stock-Car feature. 2006 also saw a second win on May 27, 2006, at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY, and a third win at Waterford Speedbowl. Despite her hectic schedule, Tayla received an award for achieving Honor Roll Status throughout the 2006/2007 school year.
DOB: 6/29/93
Hometown: Wrentham, MA

Boston Globe
July 16, 2006
The leader of the pack
At 13, she's gaining on dream
By Alexandra Perloe, Globe Correspondent

CLAREMONT, N.H. -- Tayla Orleans is radiant when she returns from an autograph-signing session. It wasn't just the little kids; it was the grownups, too, who wanted her signature, says the 13-year-old from Wrentham.

But there's not much time to talk, because the evening's race is about to start. Tayla is the youngest competitor -- and the only girl -- in the Allison Legacy North Race Series, a string of competitions across the Northeast featuring three-quarter-size stock cars that can reach speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.  (read more...)
ABC News
August 8, 2006
Speed Teen Youngest Stock Car Racer Mixes Auto Parts With Teen Habits

Tayla Orleans, 13, is the youngest driver in the Allison Legacy Race Series, where the cars are three-quarters the size of those used in NASCAR races.

She may need her family to drive her to the mall, but 13-year-old Tayla Orleans is hardly a novice driver.

She's a first-place contender in the Allison Legacy Race Series, where the cars are three-quarters the size of those used in NASCAR races.

Orleans is the youngest driver on the track, and the only girl. (read more...)

Allison Legacy North
Tayla R. Orleans
Tayla Orleans established herself as a hot-shoe in the local karting ranks, rarely finishing outside of the top five. Since stepping into a Legacy car in 2005, she has shown a lot of promise. In her first full season behind the wheel, Tayla was the youngest feature winner at the Waterford Speedbowl en route to a third place finish in the points. In 2007, her goal is the Series title.  (read more...)

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