This week’s DragChamp Jr. Racer Spotlight is all about accomplished Junior Dragster racer, Velicity Morris.
Featured Photo by Twelve 31 Photography
PENSACOLA, FL- Velicity Morris has been racing Junior Dragsters for the past five years and this coming season will be her final as she makes the permanent move out of Junior Dragsters into “big cars”. Her Dad was the one who got her introduced to the sport. One day he decided to buy a Nova and started racing with it and eventually Velicity joined in on the fun as well.
She currently competes in the 7.50 and 7.90 classes at Capital City Motorsports Park and Gulfport Dragway. Before she began competitively racing, she frequented Emerald Coast Dragway and Atmore.
Her Race Car
Velicity’s current car is a 2020 Halfscale Swingarm with a Craws 3.5 motor and a Shockwave clutch. It runs anywhere from 7.50s to 7.90s.
Outside of Racing
Velocity is a MASSIVE Marvel and Star Wars fan. Her favorite movie is Spider-Man: No Way Home and her favorite sport is football with her favorite team being Alabama (Roll-Tide!). She enjoys academics and finds that they are her strong point. In her free time, you can find Velicity studying and doing her schoolwork. One thing most people don’t know about her is that she has a rational fear of clowns.
Velicity’s Major Accomplishments
- 2X Wally Winner
- $5K Team Race Winner
- Back-to-Back-to-Back Emerald Coast Dragway Track Champion
- 2021 $5K Runner-up at Holly Springs $5K
What’s on your bucket list, future goals, what do you hope to achieve?
My bucket list is to skydive and swim with sharks. I want to be a criminal defence lawyer. I hope to achieve my goal of making my parents proud and taking care of my parents for the rest of their lives.
What is your favorite race car, and why?
Probably my dads first ever car his Nova, me and mom always say we miss it
Who has made the biggest impact on your racing success?
My dad. He’s my number 1 supporter and although he’s very harsh he’s proved to me that I can do anything I set my mind to.
Not really one person in particular however I’d say all the people who can collect their cool and constantly do their jobs.
How do you support your racing, side hustle, sponsor, partner, etc.?
My parents and sponsors take care of my racing while I focus on acedemics
Who do you hate to see in the other lane, and why?
I’m not to nervous of anyone in the other lane the person I hate to run the most is myself. My biggest enemy is my mentality and if I can overcome that no one can beat me.
What’s the hardest part of drag racing?
Losing. It’s horrible and this year it will be very terrifying to me as it’s my last year. It will be my last time racing Bristol, New Years, all the big races.
What’s your most embarrassing moment in a race car?
Actually very recent at this years New Years nationals when in my s10 I let go of the gas and transbrake at the same time in eliminations…that was bad.
What are you saying to yourself just before you stage the car?
I really say nothing. I take a deep breath and zone in.
What do you enjoy the most at the racetrack?
My racing family!! The Hites, Walkers, Emmetts, I have so many core memories in my life by hanging out with these people.
Are you superstitious? If so, what are they?
We’re quite superstitious in a funny way. For an example my mom picked up the car once by herself in first round so she had to do it the ENTIRE race. I ended up winning so me and dad like to give her crap time to time about how she should pick up the car.
Do you love to win or hate to lose?
They both have different feelings. Winning is the most enjoyable thing ever, when you look over and see that win light it’s the most amazing feeling. Quite the opposite for losing, your heart sinks and you hold your head low.
Which are you better at the starting line or the finish line?
I’m more consistent on the finish line
What motivates you to continue racing?
The joy I get from it. I think of it no matter what, it fuels my life. I could never go without it.
Who would you like to thank, who helps you the most?
My mom dad and grandpa, they’re my biggest supporters. My dad and mom are the most amazing people in the world.
What is a piece of advice you’d give to an aspiring racer?
You will lose more than you win. And that’s okay, enjoy the wins and learn from the losses. Enjoy every single pass, soon you won’t have many passes left.
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