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Essex Teenager Participates in Vintage Racers Turkey Bowl

The Eastern Technical High School student tries his hand at Legends car racing.

It was a late fall weekend with winter fast approaching, but over 100 racers converged at Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia for the Vintage Racer Group's Turkey Bowl.

One of those racers was 14-year-old Stephen Brewer Jr. from Essex with his 1937 Chevy Legends car.

Stephen lives with his family in the Middleborough community and attends Eastern Technical High School.

Stephen begin racing six years ago with go-karts. Last year, he moved up to Legends cars, taking the summer to become familiar with the car and tracks.

He normally competes on oval tracks and can usually be found at Mountain Speedway in St. John's, Pa., Shenandoah Speedway in Shenandoah, Va., and Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Va.

This weekend was Stephen's first foray on a road racing track since his go-karting days.

If you're not familiar with racing, you may be asking yourself, "What is a Legends car?"

In brief, a Legends Car is a 5/8 scale replica of 1930- and 1940-era cars such as a ’34 Chevy Coupe, ’37 Ford Coupe or a ’37 Dodge Sedan. Ten different body styles are available. Power for these cars is supplied by a 1250cc Yamaha engine that is sealed to prevent any further modifications. With a minimum weight of 1,300 lbs that includes the driver, these cars can reach
speeds of 140 mph.

Stephen plans to continuing racing well into the future. Whether he turns professional or races as a hobby, he'll be a force to reckon with for years to come.

Jane Withers November 28, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Nice article, Mr. Denbow. I love seeing stories about teenagers doing something active (read, "away from the computer"). Stephen obviously has a very supportive family - that is really wonderful to see these days.
Barbara Brewer November 29, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Thank you Mr Denbow for the article about our son. It is his dream to be in NASCAR one day
Barbara Brewer November 29, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Proud Mom, The trophy pic was his first trophy Stephen got in Oval Racing.

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