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It may seem a long way from a ride-on mower to a fully-fledged drag racer, but that’s been the pathway for up-and-coming driver Mriah Smith.
The waif-thin Trinity Catholic College Lismore student still can’t legally drive a car by herself, but the 16-year-old has been blowing much of the junior competition away since taking up the sport after being sidelined from her first love, gymnastics, with a broken ankle