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Meet Zach Morris: Colorado's Fastest High Schooler

The Cherry Creek sophomore is the youngest regular racer on the Colorado National Speedway circuit.

DACONO, Colo. — More of us need to meet Morris.

Zach Morris is Colorado's fastest high schooler. He often travels at over 100 miles per hour. 

The racecar driver has been behind the wheel since he was a young seven-year-old and got a fever for racing.

"[My friend] just asked me if I wanted to jump in for a few laps and I was like 'Of course! why would I not?'" Morris said, recalling his first time driving.

Last season, Zach was the Colorado National Speedway Legend Rookie of the Year and the Colorado National Speedway Pro Truck Rookie of the Year. This year, he's stepping up into Super Late Model racing, as Scotty Gange met him on the track to see the 'maiden voyage,' as Zach's father Rick happily called it, of his newest car before the season begins.

Watch the feature to see Zach in action on the track as well as Gange and Morris cruising around and learning the inside scoop of Morris and his unique passion.

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