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Carrying the torch

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Greenville’s Jared Ledford carries family legacy, wins IHRA SuperSummit World Finals

Jared Ledford found himself in familiar territory on Oct. 16. He was back at the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit SuperSeries Top (Box) World Finals, this time in Holly Springs, Mississippi. This time was different, though.

Ledford was behind the wheel of a dragster, one that a friend of his, Steve Mueller, owned and asked the 2019 Central Montcalm High School graduate to drive. Last time, three years ago in Millington, Tennessee, Ledford was behind the wheel of his 1984, third-generation Chevrolet Camaro that he started racing when he was 16 years old.