Eighteen-year-old Morgan “Hot Shoe” Turpen has lofty dreams.
They include earning an education degree from the University of Memphis and becoming a teacher and high school softball coach and possibly, one day, a principal.
But should that plan go awry, the Cordova, Tenn., native does have a back-up.
For now, she has a 1,300-pound winged sprint car with a 360-cubic, 700-horsepower engine and a pair of racing gloves to fall back on. Later on, if she continues to grow and develop, that could mean NASCAR.