Even as a toddler, Aryton Grim was built for speed.

“He was about 2 years old and he’d be going full tilt on his Power Wheels,” said his mother, Alissa Grim of Hilliard.

Aryton’s father, John Grim, bought him his first go-kart when Aryton was 3.

“We went to a go-kart race, and he just was taken by it,” Alissa Grim said. “He wanted a go-kart.”