Stamford High School student Tazio Torregiani has been racing go-karts since age 6. The 15-year-old now has over 100 trophies from competing in kart races around the world, and on Tuesday, the Board of Education recognized Tazio for his accomplishments.
“It was a bit of a surprise at first but I feel it’s pretty great of them to recognize me,” he says.
The young driver has been keeping busy as usual over the past few months. In November, he competed in the Supernationals in Las Vegas, the largest kart race in North America.
“From 40th I went up to 12th in five laps but in the intense of the battle, I unfortunately wrecked out.”
But Tazio says he had better luck in December
“We went to Daytona, Florida for a race…and I finished second in one of my races which was great, I got a big trophy for that,” he says.
What’s next for the kart racer? In February, Tazio will be sponsored to attend a 3-day driving school in Florida, where he will drive a Formula 1 racecar for the first time.
“A little bit nervous but I just have to get used to driving the car and just figuring out to shift properly,” Tazio says. “That should be quite the experience and see what I have in a car.”
Tazio says he’s also looking to compete in a National kart race in South Carolina in April. To keep up with this young driver, visit www.tazioracing.com