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13-Year-Old Quarter Midget Driver Alyssa Riker Owns First Race of 2009 Season

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Teen Alyssa Riker has started her 2009 quarter midget season with a win at the West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert, Pennsylvania. The 7th grader from Milford, New Jersey is a dominating force on any banked dirt oval track she takes on in her Senior Honda 120. Alyssa Riker is in her sixth year of racing Quarter Midgets in the West End Quarter Midget Racing Association.

Winner's Circle First Place Result for Quarter Midget Driver Alyssa Riker
Winner's Circle First Place Result for Quarter Midget Driver Alyssa Riker
Alyssa Riker started out in third place in a field of 10 cars and worked her way up to the lead position in two laps during qualifying. Alyssa Riker started on the pole for the feature. She had the lead for the full twenty laps and took the win.

Quarter Midget driver Alyssa Riker wins both Honda 120 and 5 Horsepower Briggs Stock Heats and Features
Quarter Midget driver Alyssa Riker wins both Honda 120 and 5 Horsepower Briggs Stock Heats and Features
"I was worried about a leaking head gasket on her car during the Briggs 5 HP Stock Race," said Jamie Riker, Alyssa's father. "The motor sounded strong even with the leak. We started her out on the track hoping it would last and I was able to repair it before the feature."

Riker said the car looked great when Alyssa started the feature. "Alyssa set her sights on first place and moved up fast," said Riker. "She just took off in a different zip code."

The engine received a work out, but stayed strong. K&N products are on the Riker cars. "We race from May through October of every year," said Lori Riker, Alyssa's mother. "K&N air filters are great. They give us added performance and excellent filtration on the track. We have been installing K&N products for over 20 years. They always fit the first time with no modifying or cutting."

Alyssa races every Saturday night with the top drivers in her class. "She has no problem with the competition," said Jamie Riker. "We are always learning more about what Alyssa likes in her cars as well as the track conditions might be each week."

"It's great to see her in the Winner's Circle," said Riker. "There were also a hand full of other drivers, parents and a lot of moms congratulating her for her great driving on the track." Riker has won class championships for the past three years.

Alyssa Riker's next race will be on Mother's Day.

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