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Landers was born with wrench in his hand

Elgin senior quarterback Dalton Landers said that when his high school days are done, his plan is to study either architectural or aerospace engineering. Part of the reason for that is, as Landers said, “I grew up with a wrench in my hand.”

Landers father Damian is the owner of Landers Fabrications and Dalton said he grew up working with his dad in his shop.

The younger Landers also starting racing cars at the age of eight and continued up until he reached 16 and travel ball took more of a priority in his life.

“My dad builds race cars and can make really any type of modification on a car you want,” Landers said.

Landers said he would like to return to racing someday.

“I haven’t raced in a few years, but eventually I would like to get back into it more consistently,” he said.

When Landers competed he competed in the junior division of bracket racing, which is a form of drag racing that requires specific skill to finish as close to a racer’s dial in or expected time as possible. Landers said that while he has driven fast cars, speed is not the most important factor in bracket racing.

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