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Summerland woman accelerates towards goal as a professional driver

Sarah Cornett-Ching continues to follow her dream of becoming a professional race car driver as she prepares for a full season of ARCA racing.
March 11, 2015 - 2:37 PM

PENTICTON - Summerland’s Sarah Cornett-Ching is going places, and getting there fast.

Just weeks after Cornett-Ching made her ARCA racing debut at Daytona International Speedway, her race team, RACE 101, announced in a media release the 23-year-old Summerland resident would be contesting the full ARCA racing series this year.

RACE 101 owner Tony Blanchard said the team was excited to “move full speed ahead” with Sarah, adding the right opportunity developed to enable the team to run with Sarah for the full season. He said Cornett-Ching continues to learn and develop, calling her “the complete package”.

“Daytona was a great experience. The original plan was to race next at Talladega in May,” Cornett-Ching says in the release, but the change in plans will see her racing this weekend in Mobile, Alabama.

Blanchard said there is “enormous energy in the shop lately,” as Cornett-Ching assists in fabrication and assembly of the race cars in addition to getting behind the wheel.

The ARCA schedule of 20 races includes short track, superspeedways, dirt tracks and road courses.

Blanchard said the learning curve for Sarah will be steep, but believes she is ready for the challenge.

“Racing is all about challenges. What happens at the race track is a small part of what goes into the sport — the important thing is that I am always learning. I’m ready to do everything it takes to be a great racer,” Cornett-Ching says.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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