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Senior aims to win $50,000 Jessica Sewing | design chief Once the 30-second board goes out, 20 heads drop straight down: engines revving, handlebars vibrating, nerves building up. The gate falls and they’re off. “Once the gate drops, all of the stress and problems I had during the week are gone,” said Alec Gaut, senior in communication graphics. “Definitely one of the best stress relievers I’ve ever had.” Gaut started racing nearly 10 years ago when he was around 13. He says he’s been hooked ever since. “It’s something that I’ve loved since the beginning,” Gaut said. “I’ve built a family with the people I race with.” Gaut built this family by constantly traveling to…