SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio - Macy Fox was just 14 years old when she won her first stock car race. That was back in May. However, two months later Fox, now 15, is suspended from the Lorain County Speedway following an incident at the track last weekend.
According to Fox, another driver deliberately tried to hurt her by backing into her car three times while another driver blocked the track. The teenager said she then got out of her car to punch a third man whom she believed was responsible.
"I drove them well," she said while surveying the damage at her father's Sheffield Lake garage. "People think that I'm a little girl that I don't know how to drive but I drove them well."
Fox started racing in April. Her father, Dwayne, who also was a race car driver, said his daughter was the target of bullies.
"They wanted to take her out," he said. "They took her out. She was sixth in the points. They're eighth or ninth, and they took her out of contention."
But Lorain County Speedway General Manager Mike Haury told a different story.
"The issue is not bullying," he said. "The issue is her performance on the track and unwillingness to take advice from other drivers."
Haury said he didn't see everything that happened Saturday, but he said Fox went after a driver who had hit her by accident.
The Lorain County Sheriff's Department is trying to sort it all out and would not provide NewsChannel5 with a police report while the case remains under investigation.
Fox said she suffered a strain on her collar bone and whiplash.
"I'm still going to come back," Fox said, "and I'm going to show those boys that I'm not afraid of them."
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