When Michael Benyahia puts on his helmet and sits in the seat of his No. 100 kart at the starting line of a race, his thoughts are on driving and winning.
His kart reaches speeds of about 65 mph as he races against dozens of competitors and in front of dozens of spectators.
Mikey, a 12-year-old from Miami, Florida nabbed his first racing trophies in 2010, and he wants to earn more this year. He’ll race in the Florida Winter Tour, Rotax Pan American & Rotax Max Challenge South Florida.
Race lengths vary between 14 and 20 laps.
"When you have to come from behind, you like the longer races better," he said. "When you're in the lead, you like the shorter races and you want it to end as soon as possible.”
Mickey has been driving since he was 7. It's look like he is born with a tire in his stomach. He loves everything that involves cars, race cars and races.