Submitted photo Mount Vernon’s Jesse Cochran prepares to race down the track in his car that he has been driving for three years.

Submitted photo

Mount Vernon’s Jesse Cochran prepares to race down the track in his car that he has been driving for three years.

MOUNT VERNON — Jesse Cochran, a 13 year old from Mount Vernon, has two points titles under his belt in his five-year drag racing career and has continued his solid efforts on the track this summer.

Cochran’s first championship came in 2014, when he was just nine years old, followed by another win in 2016.

The seventh-grader got his start in racing in the 12.90 class, which meant his car wasn’t allowed to finish in fewer than 12.90 seconds. He then dropped to the 11.90 class, before having to get a new car, which is his current car, to compete in the 8.90 class. With his new car, he continued to speed it up, dropping to the 7.90 class, meaning he is aiming to get to the finish line in 7.90 seconds.

 

Erick Starkey: 740-397-5333 or erick@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @MVNStarkey

 

 

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