Depew teen teaches us to dream big
LANCASTER/DEPEW- A Depew area teen who some may know as #00 is going places fast, and that's an understatement.
At an age where most young people are on the verge of getting their learner's permit, 15-year-old, Dane Lorenc, is behind the wheel of a 360-sprint car, racing at speeds in excess of 140 miles per hour.
Beginning at an early age, Lorenc at the age of 4 received his first dirt bike from his grandfather. At the age of 5, his father, Brian Lorenc, got him involved in motocross style motorcycle racing competition. It was during that time Lorenc raced all across the country and even won two championships.
Expanding on his passion for speed, by 10 years old Lorenc was now steering the wheel of a four-wheel racecar, competing in the Casey’s TQ Midget Racing Series racing machine. He then went onto compete in the 600 Micro Sprints class for two years and this April he moved up to the 360 winged Sprint Cars with the Patriot Series Sprint Tour.
“It is a great opportunity. I go to raceways all over the US and Canada too,” said Lorenc, who a couple of weeks ago became the fourth rookie in the Patriot Series Sprint Tour history to have a first place in his rookie year.
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