EAST MIDDLEBURY — Only 17, Hunter Bates already knows the importance of balance in his life. An honor roll student at Middlebury Union High School, Bates is also an accomplished racecar driver in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and hopes one day to compete on the professional NASCAR circuit.
Bates said his good grades reflect his racing mindset.
“To do well I need to be in the zone. I need to have that determination to go to the front and win,” he said.