Brayton Haws of Youngsville has been racing things since he was 4 year old.
And as Brayton’s ride has grown from a dirt cart to a full-size NASCAR late model car, so has his desire to help others.
Brayton, a 15-year-old sophomore at Franklinton High School, recently raised $2,165 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
“Our goal was actually $1,000,” he said. “We doubled it.”
To raise money, Brayton set up an online campaign and sold decals for $5.
He asked people to put their name on the decals and he plastered them on his car at a Sept. 13 race at Hickory Motor Speedway.
Brayton said he chose the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society because his cousin, Austin Elder, 18, of Pleasantville, Iowa, had been diagnosed with leukemia in 2008, but has been cancer-free for six years.
“I just wanted to help anyone who is going through what my cousin had to go through,” Brayton said.
The Sept. 13 race, Brayton said, was special, but he would raise money for charities “every single month if I could.”
Brayton also raised more than $400 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 2011.