Aubrey Eagan wipes the dirt off her face with one hand and clutches a tall, chain-link fence with the other. Her face, illuminated by beaming fluorescent stadium lights, pans left to right following the roar of engines.
The voice of the announcer blares through the loudspeaker, and cheers erupt from the crowd. Aubrey is at a race track, but this isn’t a story about racing; this is a story about sisters.
Aubrey, 21, and her sister Allie, 16, of Bedford, were born to race on dirt ovals.
They grew up accompanying their dad, longtime racer Dave Eagan, to the Brownstown Speedway on Saturdays. Aubrey even raced against him for a few years. It took a while, but after seeing Aubrey enjoy the ups and downs of the sport, Allie joined her older sister on the track. Now they’re inseparable. Aubrey races in the Super Stock class; Allie drives Pure Stock.
“When we’re not racing, we’re in the garage,” Allie said. On Sundays after race day, they wash their cars. On…
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