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Watching Karen Stoffer beat up on the guys and memories of watching my dad, Charlie, ride his own drag bikes, I fell in love with motorcycle racing. [...] I was 9 years old, I had to sit on the sidelines, watching my brother, Chance, and sister, Kristin Hayworth, race their Jr.
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