September 9, 2019 By Maryann Jones Thompson Senior year is an exciting time for most teens and Heather “The Heat” Hadley is no exception: The Corte Madera 17-year-old semi-pro driver is training for the U.S. Legends Cars International championships in Georgia in November. “This year has been like no other,” says Hadley, who became the first female…

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Through the whine of the engines and the squealing of tires, Sonoma Raceway on a raceday is a chaotic scene. Taking part in this chaos is Sophomore Heather Hadley, nicknamed “The Heat”, with her helmet on her head and her hand on the wheel. Hadley lives a life that many of her friends and peers…

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Most people don’t get behind the wheel until they are 16. But for freshman Heather “The Heat” Hadley, that was not the case. When Heather was nine years old, she raced in a go-kart for the first time, not knowing just how far it would take her. It all started when a friend of Heather’s…

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At only 14 years old, Vallejo driver Heather “The Heat” Hadley is already a force to be reckoned with on the Northern California Kart racing circuit. Hadley, who will be a freshman next fall at Redwood High School in Corte Madera, is winning races consistently at Kart tracks in Davis, Sonoma and far-off tracks in…

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