After a year of learning and honing her skills on the technical and marketing side of the motorsports world, Sarah Cornett-Ching of Summerland will graduate from the Race 101 program in an awards dinner and graduation ceremony held in North Carolina this Saturday night.
Each graduating member will receive a diploma and several awards will be handed out during the evening, including the Race 101 Premiere Driver award, which the top member of the class will receive during the ceremony.
“It has been a very exciting year, and I have learned so much with the Race 101 program”, says Cornett-Ching.
Since 2005, Sarah Cornett-Ching has racked up a pile of awards, including Most Aspiring driver as well as Champion in her division that year. Two years later, after moving up a class, she claimed the championship again. In 2008 she claimed her first ever top five finish in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series, and the following year she finished third overall in the series points standings. In addition to her third place in points, she also claimed awards for Most Improved driver, Most Dedicated to the Sport and West Coast Sportsman Rookie of the Year Award. In 2010 she claimed fifth place in points in both the Okanagan Street Stock Series and the West Coast Sportsman Series. She was also named Most Improved Driver and Most Dedicated Driver of the West Coast Sportsman Series. In 2011, Sarah again won Most Improved Driver in the West Coast Sportsman Series, finishing fourth in points, and won Rookie of the Year, and Most Improved driver in the OK Tire ARCA West Series, finishing eighth in points.