ANDERSON — The Anderson Mayor's Cup Grand Prix kicked off Saturday afternoon under beautiful weather conditions, and the track was quickly filled with racers of all ages.
Brennan Hanville, 12, was one of the younger racers who participated Saturday. His mom, Christine, was watching from the stands as Brennan zipped around the track.
"He's always been into racing," said Hanville, who lives in Franklin. "He learned all his numbers and colors by playing with the little NASCAR cars."
She said Brennan started with a steering wheel video game and it was apparent he really enjoyed racing. So they started racing go-karts when Brennan was 6. Now, six years later, the family has joined the Southern Indiana Racing Association and competes almost year-round at several different venues.
Hanville said this is their first time racing in the Mayor's Cup in Anderson.
Although Brennan is older now, Hanville said he still loves racing and going as fast as he can. She said her son's ultimate goal is to race Indy cars.
The need for speed seems to be something people never outgrow. Brandon Fisher is 20, and he said he still enjoys racing as much as he did when he first started on karts as a young boy.
"For me, it's the adrenaline rush you get when you're racing," Fisher said. "I still love that part of it."
Fisher took part in the celebrity race thanks to an invite from Terry Riggins, the race director. Fisher, racing for Greek's Pizza, took home third place in the race. Despite not getting the win, Fisher said he still really enjoyed the experience.
Even Riggins, at age 63, gets in on the fun. He ran in three different races on Saturday and said he still gets a rush out of racing.