Ever since the TruTV show, “Kart Life” has aired go-karting has become more popular with the everyday person. It is the Nascar for kids. Auto Transport Quote Services brings a story to you that is heartfelt. This is not about just go-karting, but about a kid who has beat the odds with go-karting. Austin Riley is a kid with Autism that continues to fight, thanks to his family, friends and sponsors, and continues to win. Austin has been in go-karting since he was 8 years old and has several championships won in the 7 years he has been in this junior sport. These kids have their kart transported enclosed to the race track just like a Nascar pro and they race on race day like a Nascar pro as well.
Austin had a passion for racing ever since he was a young kid. He would ride his power wheels for hours. One battery would go dead and his parents would swap out for a new battery so he could keep riding. Austin absolutely loved cars. Even when he would be off to bed he would have one of his toy cars along with him instead of a stuffed toy like other kids. Each night Austin would choose a different car to take to bed because he didn’t want the cars to feel left out. He wanted to make sure he spent equal time with each car. Austin was just like that. He always cared about others, even if they were not exactly real people.
Austin actually got into go-karting by accident. His parents had him try other physical activities like soccer and skating, which Austin was good at but didn’t have a passion for it and always wanted to leave early. Austin’s father signed him up for a go-karting race in his final attempt to find Austin’s passion. Austin got into the kart and took off. Even after the checkered flag Austin still kept going around the track. His dad had to come onto the track and make him stop. When his father say Austin’s face there was the biggest smile across his face. It was at that moment when everyone knew the go-karting was the sport for Austin.
With Autism Austin cannot tie his own shoes or cut his chicken or do other simple tasks that normal kids do daily, but Austin can race. It is like the complex thought process Austin carriers from Autism actually helps his racing. The complexity of racing, speed, focus, adrenaline, etc. are all helped from his Autism. We may not know everything about Autism, but Austin is living proof that kids with Autism do have the skill to perform certain tasks. The hard stuff makes more sense to Austin. A documentary is being created about Austin and his life on and off the track. It will be a great piece and something everyone should watch.