>>IT IS JUST A RUSH. I LOVE THAT FEELING. I CANNOT DESCRIBE IT THERE THERE
IS NOTHING THAT CAN GIVE ME THAT
FEELING. TE CLICK — BLAKE’S NEED FOR
SPEED IT STARTED EARLIER —
EARLY.>>WHEN I WAS ABOUT THREE YEARS
OLD, I SAW NASCAR ON TV, I FELL
IN LOVE WITH IT. EVER SINCE I STARTED SEEING IT. TE THE LAST FEW YEARS, HE HAS
RAISED LOCALLY LOGGING SEVERAL
FIRST PLACED FINISHES. NOW HE IS READY TO KICK IT UP A
NOTCH.>>MOVING UP TO LEVELS CARS. TE NASCAR PICKED LOTHIAN AS
ONE OF FOUR RACERS TO
PARTICIPATE IN ITS DRIVE FOR
DIVERSITY YOUTH DEVELOP AND
PROGRA
HE SPENT JUNE AND JULY COMPETING IN THE SUMMER SHOOT OUT IN NORTH
CAROLINA’S CHARLOTTE MOTOR
SPEEDWAY.>>IT IS SOMETHING HE HAS BEEN
WORKING TOWARD FOR A LONG TIME. GETTING IN THE DOOR IS TOUGH. THAT WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE
TO SEE THAT PRESS RELEASE AND TO
GET THAT PHONE CALL AND KNOW
THAT HE WAS IN. TED: CINDY LOTHIAN SAYS SHE
FIRST SAW HER SONS SPECIAL
SKILLS AT A SCHOOL FAIR.>>THEY HAD THESE GO CARTS. I THINK THEY HAD MAY BE
MOM, I WANT TO DO THIS. HE JUMPED IN, HE WAS GOING
AROUND IN CIRCLES, AND ALL OF
THE OTHER KIDS WERE RUNNING OFF
THE TRACK. HE JUST KEPT GOING AROUND AND
AROUND. HE GOT OUT AND WANTED TO GO
AGAIN. TE NOW THAT LOTHIAN IS OLDER,
HE IS PREPPING FOR RACES ON AND
OFF THE TRACK.>>USUALLY GO TO NEW HAMPSHIRE
OR CANAAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE. IT TAKES A LOT OF HOURS OUT OF
THE DAY. I’M ALWAYS WATCHING FILM AND A
SIMULATOR, DOING SOMETHING TO
PREPARE MYSELF FOR THE NEXT
RACE. I WILL LOOK AT SEVERAL DIFFERENT
VIEWS TO SEE HOW I TAKE ONE
SPECIFIC CORNER OR WHAT I CAN DO
TO IMPROVE ON IT. LOTHIAN RACES CLOSE TO 100
MILES PER HOUR, NOT BAD FOR 18
WHO DOES NOT EVEN HAVE HIS
LICENSE YET. BUT HIS PARENTS ARE CONFIDENT HE
CAN HANDLE HIMSELF.>>I WAS A LITTLE CONCERNED
EARLY ON. WE HAVE LIVED OUR LIVES WITH THE
SENSE THAT YOU GO FOR WHAT YOU
ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT, YOU TAKE
ALL OF T NECESSARY
PRECAUTIONS, DRIVERS KNOW WHERE
THEY ARE DOING, THEN IT MINIMIZES THE RISK.>>THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO FOR
YOUR KIDS IS LET THEM FIND THEIR
PASSION. RATHER THAN TRY TO TELL THEM
WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO DO, JUST
WATCH THEM AND FIND OUT WHAT
THEY ARE INTERESTED IN. TED: WHAT IS NEXT FOR LOTHIAN?>>I WANT TO BE ON THE CUP
SERIES, I WANT TO BE THE NEXT
DALE ARE. — DALE. TE GABRIELA IZZO HAS DREAMS
TOO. ASSUMING SHE SLEEPS LONG ENOUGH
TO HAVE THEM.>>I WAKE UP BETWEEN 545 TIME AT
615. SCHOOL STARTS AT 7:45. I’M THERE UNTIL 2:15. I WILL PRESSURE TO GET ON THE
ICE AROUND 2:4
I WILL SKATE UNTIL 5:20. TED: FROM THERE IT IS A WORKOUT,
DANCE CLASS, AND HOME FOR DINNER
AND STUDYING. A TEAM USA FIGURE SKATER TRAINS
IN REVERE AT MITCHELL JOHANSSON
METHOD. HEAD COACH, MARK MITCHELL. ALL OF THE KIDS HERE COMPETE
REGIONALLY, NATIONALLY,
INTERNATIONALLY. THEY ARE ON THE ICE THREE HOURS
A DAY. THEN THEY TYPICALLY DO TWO HOURS
OF OFF ICE ACTIVITY, LIKE A
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CLASS. TED: IN JANUARY, IZZO WON THE
2019 U.S. JUNIOR NATIONAL
CHAMPIONSHIP.>>WAS DEFINITELY UNBELIEVABL
I HAVE NEVER WON A — WON A
NATIONALS. I REMEMBER MARK COMING UP TO ME
AFTER THE LAST GIRL SKATED AND I
WAS STILL IN FIRST. HE WAS LIKE, HOW IS THAT FOR
YOUR FIRST METAL? I HONESTLY DIDN’T HAVE WORDS. THE FIRST YEAR SHE MADE IT TO
SECTIONALS THE NEXT YEAR SHE
MADE IT TO NATIONALS
THE PAST YEAR, SHE WON
NATIONALS. SHE HAS BEEN ON A TRAJECTORY
LIKE THIS. TED: ON TOP OF SKATING FIVE
HOURS A DAY, IZZO DOES MAKE TIME
FOR ACADEMICS. HER SCHEDULE HAS PAID OFF.>>AFTER A TAK A — AFTER I
TAKE A GAP YEAR, I WILL BE
ATTENDING HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND
CAMBRIDGE. I’M LEANING TOWARD A PREMED BUT
I’M NOT SURE WHERE I WOULD GO
WITH THAT. I DON’T KNOW IF I WANT TO GO
INTO SPORTS MEDICINE OR
NEUROBIOLOGY. TED: FOUR IZZO, ALL OF THE EARLY
MORNINGS AND LATE NIGHTS WOULD
SEEM. TO BE WORTH IT.>>WHETHER IT IS WINNING
NATIONALS WERE LANDING A JOB,
HAVING IT BE SOMETHING YOU CAN
CHERISH AND SOMETHING YOU KNOW
YOU PUT SO MANY HOURS INTO AND
SO MUCH INTO IT IS INCREDIBLE. SHAYNA: SHE IS INCREDIBLE. GABBIE HAS TRAVELED ALL OVER THE
WORLD WITH TEAM USA, COMPETING
IN EUROPE, ASIA AND NORTH
AMERIC
AS FOR BLAKE LOTHIAN, HE’S GOT
SEVERAL MORE RACES THIS MONTH IN NORTH CAROLINA. BOTH HIS PARENTS HAVE TIES TO
WCVB, DAN’S A FORMER NEWSCENTE
AND CNN REPORTER AND CINDY WAS A
NEWS PRODUCER HERE AT CHANNEL 5. THE YOUNG LEADER MAKING FITNESS
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