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Jade Hastings, 16, of Grand Forks recently started racing sprint cars in May of this year after having an incredibly successful career as a go-kart driver. Jade races almost every Friday at River Cities Speedway and also travels regionally to other sprint races hoping to build a name for himself. (Luke Franke/ Grand Forks Herald)

AUTO RACING: Grand Forks 16-year-old makes the jump from go-karts to sprints

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At age 16, Jade Hastings already knows what he wants to do with his life.

And he’s known that since the first time the Grand Forks Central junior went to River Cities Speedway as a youngster.


“I got a Mark Dobmeier T-shirt the first night I went,” he said.

That was roughly a decade ago.

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