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Mother, daughter duo “out-run” racing competition

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Tiffany Wilson doesn't have her driver's license yet, but she's been behind the wheel since she was 8. Tiffany Wilson doesn't have her driver's license yet, but she's been behind the wheel since she was 8.
After more than a dozen races, Tiffany placed first in points with her mom Malena placing 4th. After more than a dozen races, Tiffany placed first in points with her mom Malena placing 4th.
In their class, Tiffany and Malena are the only two active racers that aren't men. In their class, Tiffany and Malena are the only two active racers that aren't men.
Malena says she wanted to understand what her daughter was talking about when she ended a race, but ended up catching the "racing bug" herself Malena says she wanted to understand what her daughter was talking about when she ended a race, but ended up catching the "racing bug" herself
OLIVE BRANCH, MS -

(WMC-TV) – A family from Olive Branch is making the racing rounds across the region collecting, and top finishes.

In their class, they're the only two active racers that aren't men.

Tiffany Wilson doesn't even have her driver's license yet, but she's been behind the wheel since she was 8. 

"I've gotten two championships under my belt, been in a couple of national races," said Tiffany.

For the Wilson's, racing is a family affair.  Tiffany races open carts, as does her mother, Malena.

"I wanted to understand everything that she was talking about when she come off the track and the only way I could do that was to experience it myself, but I got hooked," Malena stated.

"Most people at the racetrack, they don't get to say they race with their mom," Tiffany said.

Their bright pink and yellow carts stick out like a sore thumb on tracks all over the country.

And as the only two active women racers in their class, so do they.

"The guys don't like it when the girls out there and whoop up on them and I have to say I have a lot of haters on the race track," Tiffany explained.

After more than a dozen races in the mid-South, Tiffany placed first in points with her mom Malena not far behind in 4th.

"If I catch sight of her, I actually have to remember I'm out there racing too, not just watching her," Malena said.

The open carts race around 50 miles per hour on dirt and can reach into the 70's on the track.

Tiffany has been on ESPN and the Speed Channel, and while her mom may eventually hang up her helmet, her daughter wants to ride this out.

"This is where the cup guys get their start in the little carts like these and then they move on up," Malena said.

"I want to be in NASCAR, I want to be in there with the big dogs," explained Tiffany.

The two are gearing up for the indoor kart championship in Batesville next weekend.  We'll let you know how they finish.

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