I met Loran Whiting and her dad, Jeff, at the 200mm IC World Championships last year in Bangkok, but I had already begun following her racing career as one of the top nitro on-road racers in the U.S. The daughter/father team traveled to the entire Euro Nitro Series last year, and Loran’s younger siblings often join in the fun as well. Racing is far from a full-time gig for the University of Louisville grad, whose degree in Computer Information Systems landed her an analyst position with a Kentucky-based health insurance company. Loran finished on the podium at the WinterNats warm-up this year and scored a top five at the big race the following week, but it was the long-time XRAY driver’s switch to Capricorn that really thrust the 22-year-old back into the spotlight. I sent Loran a Facebook message to catch up (and tease her about racing off-road) for this Talk-It-Up-Tuesday interview

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