MADISON - Juliet Reed had one of the biggest moments of her 11-year-old life Sunday, April 2, 2023, when she captured the Junior Dragster Thunder Finale at World Wide Technology Raceway's drag strip.

Juliet, a Florissant, Mo., resident, tried her hand at drag racing for the very first time and won the Junior finale over fellow newcomer Ella Grace Gibbons of Cedar Hills, Mo.

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Juliet then was runner-up to Kennedy Hale of Pevely in the Junior Dragster Runoff.

Juliet's father, Michael, is a retired drag racer.

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