11 year old Loveland youth aims for Formula 1 career

By: Chuck Gibson

Evagoras Papasavvas already earned Yamaha Kart Racing Series Champion for the 2019 season at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana (NCMP). The 11 year old lives in Loveland and attends Loveland Intermediate School.

11 year old Evagoras Papasavvas of Loveland with his KRA Championship Trophy and Kart Racing Drive of the Year Award (Photo:provided)

When he headed to NCMP Saturday, December 14, for the annual awards banquet Papasavvas knew he would receive the season Championship Trophy. He did not expect what came next.

“Evagoras received an awesome surprise,” said his dad, Nektarios Papasavvas.  “In addition to his Championship trophy, he was named Junior Driver of the Year, by Kart Racers of America.”

Evagoras and his family talked extensively with Loveland Beacon in November about his Kart Racing career and the NCMP Yamaha KRA Series Championship point’s title he earned this season.

During that conversation, a very mature 11 year old talked about how he got started racing, about the discipline and commitment it takes to succeed on a race track and in life. He also talked about his relationship with his dad, a former amateur race car driver himself, and the value of learning from him.

“My dad teaches me the secrets of racing,” he said. “He was a racer.”

Evagoras at the wheel of his #71 Yamaha KRA Championship Kart (Photo:provided)

Evagoras will turn 12 years old on Christmas day and is preparing to move up for the 2020 Kart Racers of America season. It is another turn on his road to becoming a Formula 1 driver and champion.

“The biggest thrill is racing. No matter what happens racing is the biggest thrill,” he said. “My goal is to be a Formula 1 driver and win a championship. I will keep working to get to that goal.”

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