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Justin Lloyd: The Life of a High School Senior and ARCA Driver Mooresville, NC (Nov. 23, 2009) - A typical senior in high school is often busy with SAT prep, college essays and pep rallies. Justin Lloyd is not your typical senior. Although...

Justin Lloyd: The Life of a High School Senior and ARCA Driver

Mooresville, NC (Nov. 23, 2009) - A typical senior in high school is often busy with SAT prep, college essays and pep rallies.

Justin Lloyd is not your typical senior.

Although Justin just finished his cross-country season and is busy applying to colleges, he has a lot more on his plate than others in his graduating class.

After he finishes his homework or that looming term paper, his time is filled with trying to secure a sponsor for next year.

Justin Lloyd Racing moved to the ARCA RE/MAX Series this past season, competing in races at Berlin Raceway, Toledo Speedway and the ARCA season finale in Rockingham.

Off the track, he is busy keeping his straight-A average, getting recommendation letters and finalizing his applications to several colleges across the country. Schools on his list include U of Michigan, U of Miami, U of Southern California, North Carolina State and UNC-Charlotte.

"Of course my sights are set on racing," Justin said. "If I get a sponsor for my racecar, I would love to stay in North Carolina and go to either NC State or UNC-Charlotte. Both are great schools."

To help further his future in racing, Justin hopes to major in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Sports Marketing.

College admissions officials won't have to worry about reading a ho-hum essay from Justin. He hopes writing about his experiences and challenges on the race track will give him an extra boost to set him apart from other high school seniors. With more than 150 Feature wins in his young career thus far, he has plenty to write about.

This holiday season, Justin will be giving thanks with his family, friends and girlfriend for a safe, hopeful season. Next year, Justin hopes to be giving thanks for a great full season in the ARCA series.

-credit: jlPR

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