Cassie has been faced
with challenge and hurdles since as long as she can remember. Her nickname
blazon across her helmet - "Squirt" - just scratches the surface. Competitive
from the day she could walk, Cassie has had to work harder than others
overcoming allergies to asthma to Dyslexia and the more serious - Scoliosis.
If anything, these ailments have made her stronger. Never one to give
up, obstacles became motivators. When asked about her back surgery to
correct her spinal column (She has a titanium plate fusing several vertebra),
she shrugs it off jokingly - "Well, if I crash, at least I know I won't
break my back!"
Cassie currently works full time as a Vet technician to support her racing. It's not uncommon to see Cassie running out of work to head straight to the track to run a race. Soft spoken and easy going, it would be easy to mistake Cassie for "the girl next door," but don't let her fool you - we think it's all part of her competitiveness - luring opponents into a false sense of security and comfort just before that green flag drops. After that, it's all love and war!
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