MY RACING STORY
Racing Background I started racing quarter midgets at the age of 5. Throughout my quarter midget career, I was a house driver for Tad Fiser Race Cars and Ziggy Motorworks. I had cars housed in multiple states, which allowed me to race frequently across the country.
I moved up to Legend cars in 2003 at the age of 14 and raced for my family-operated team in the Rocky Mountain region. In 2005—2006, I competed in Charlotte, NC at the Summer Shootout for Curt Andrews Motorsports. Many weeks, I raced a combined five nights per week on the east coast and in the Rocky Mountain region.
In 2005, I reached the then minimum age to move into Super Late Models at 16 years old. I began racing throughout the Midwest in the ASA Late Model Series for our family-owned and operated team from 2007—2008, where we finished 6th in our series debut in Madison, WI. In 2009, I pushed pause on our family’s team to take an opportunity to drive for 5K Motorsports of Wisconsin. We went on to win the 2009 ASA Late Model North Championship with two wins, two poles, and two track records—the first championship for that team.
In 2010, I drove part-time for SS Greenlight Racing, competing in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races. In my NCWTS debut at Martinsville Speedway, I brought home an 11th place finish. The next year, I received a last minute call to drive SS Greenlight Racing’s Super Late Model in the $75k to win “The Race” at North Wilkesboro, NC. This still sits as the highest paying Super Late Model race in history, and we captured the win in our last minute entry.
In 2012, the tough economy made it difficult to find partners to race at a national level. I was forced to race locally for a few years. In response, I put my focus on learning and experimenting with chassis set up to make my self-managed Super Late Model program competitive.
Fast Forward to 2014 Just when I thought my racing career had hit a plateau, I was able to work out a one-race deal with Bill McAnally Racing to compete at my hometrack in the NASCAR K&N West Series. Over 1,200 NAPA employees, customers, and partners attended this race. I was given the opportunity to race under the NAPA Filters banner, and went out to win my first NASCAR K&N West race in only my second series start.
This win sparked Bill McAnally to sign with me full time for my freshman K&N West season in 2015. We went on to win two K&N West races and the overall 2015 NASCAR K&N West Championship. In 2016 and 2017, I was able to capture another 6 K&N west wins and 5 poles!
This Past 2018 Race Season I was able to partner up with DGR-Crosley where we made (4) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts where we competed at Charlotte, Texas, Kentucky, and Las Vegas motor speedway(s); all mile and half race tracks. DGR-Crosley was new to the truck series in 2018, but we showed great speed everywhere we went finishing 13th, 14th, 11th and 10th respectively at the national level. We were also fastest in final truck practice in Texas and also qualified 4th at both Kentucky and Las Vegas.
I also attended and won the Chilly Willy 150 in Tucson AZ along with 3 other Super Late Model wins at Colorado National Speedway. I also got the call to race the NASCAR K&N race for Bill McAnally Racing to compete in Roseville, CA for Napa Filters where we were fastest in both practice sessions. After pitting and re-starting last early in the race, we came back to the lead before the throttle stuck wide open and crashing out.
Looking Forward to the Future I am motivated to continue down the path to obtain more NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts along with racing my Super Late Model on a limited bases, while attending some of the bigger / high payout Super Late Model races around the country.