Candiss Everingham has been around racing her entire life – watching others, like her dad, race. It was something that she always wanted to do. This year, Everingham began her racing career, stepping behind the wheel of a Honda in Sunset Speedway’s Mini Stock division.

Some may say that it could be intimidating for a female, but Everingham says gender doesn’t matter.

“Gender doesn’t matter when you are on the track,” she says. “It doesn’t matter as soon as your helmet goes on. Everyone is the same person.”

Everingham has shown improvement since the beginning of the year at May, getting faster each time out and battling harder for positions.

“My rookie season has been great,” she comments. “It's a lot of fun to go out there and race against others. Competing for rookie of the year with the other drivers is wild as well.”

She adds the biggest thing she has learned is to stay in your own lane and not to give up.

Going forward, she wants to continue improving, while not giving up.  

“I'd like to thank all my sponsors for this season: Simone Performance, Innisfil Machine and Welding, B&B Excavating, Ed's Performance, Perly Fullerton and Partimer Signs,” she says. “The Crew I would like to say a big thank you to my Dad, Mom and my brother, as well as Wanda, Aarin, Cameron, Brittany, Shawn and Katie.”