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Younger drivers entering Unlimiteds

For years, there's been some concern among race fans that drivers were getting older and there weren't younger drivers joining the ranks of the Unlimiteds.

But recently, we've seen some of Generation Next.  2006 rookie-of-the-year Mike Allen is mid-40s.  Kevin Aylesworth took his turn in the U-21 driver seat in 2006.

And it's about to go full force in 2007.

Three young drivers - all friends and competitors - are making their move.  Jeff Bernard, Brian Perkins, and Kip Brown will be in the cockpit of their boats this season.

Read their stories below.