Driving fast, but still in class: Christian Eckes' balancing act
Christian Eckes just turned 17 years old, but he’s been wheeling race cars since he was 9. The time constraints and travel schedule of running racing tours is a challenge for any driver in the sport but a unique balancing act for a grade school student trying to compete during the school year. Eckes tried to attend public school and balance his budding racing career, but at age 13 he moved to Legend cars, 5/8-scale fiberglass full-fendered versions of NASCAR modifieds, and competed in more than 60 races. He turned to a digital solution for high school with George Washington University Online High School (GWUOHS), which offers classes on a flexible schedule. “It’s been a huge benefit to me,” Eckes said, who now races Super Late Model cars and Late Model Stock cars. Read the full story about Christian Eckes' "balancing act" in the Lake Norman Citizen.