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Manke scores first Madera Late Model victory

For The Madera Tribune

Olivia Manke, second from right, celebrates in victory lane after winning her first Madera Late Model race on Saturday. 


Olivia Manke won her first career Madera Late Model feature on Saturday, claiming the 40-lap season opener for the non-televised local championship division at the one-third mile Madera Speedway. 

Manke, a graduate of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series program, recently celebrated her 21st birthday and followed it with the coveted breakthrough win.

“I started all of this with my dad when I was 12. I started off with a Jr. Late Model here. He has supported me since day one and I couldn’t have done it without him and without the team behind me,” Manke said. “This is huge for me and my family.”


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