Heather “The Heat” Hadley got her nickname years ago by her father while playing softball, but it’s on the racetrack where the 17-year-old has truly been on fire lately. In February, the Vallejo native won the Silver State Winter Series Semi-Pro top honor in Las Vegas with four wins to become the Legends Car Champion.…

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Heather Hadley, 17, reads to children at the Vallejo Springstowne Library, for a Women’s History Month event on Monday, March 4, 2019. Hadley is a race car driver. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic) FAIRFIELD — Legend Car race driver Heather “The Heat” Hadley struggled her first time on the Driven Raceway track. The 9-year-old was getting passed…

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