Hometown: Darby, Florida
Marital Status: Married (Beth)
Years Racing: 21
Career Wins: Multiple with
various series and in different divisions
Chassis: J&J Sprint Car
Engine: Gaerte Engine
Team Owner: Mike Hodges &
How did you get started in racing?
I began racing at the age of 5, my grandfather, and father have been
involved in racing for a number of years. Growing up around all of the
local race tracks it was pretty much in my blood. I began in go karts
at a local level and it went from there.
After you raced go karts you went to
outboard drag boats. Tell us a little about that? Is is something you
may try again?
After go karts I went into quad racing and from there I followed my
uncles footsteps and went into drag racing boats. I am the youngest
driver to ever compete in an outboard drag boat division and gained
success in unlimited outboard boats driving for Allison Boats. I would
love to drag race boats again.
Tell us about racing dirt late models
and sprint cars.
I have had the opportunity to compete in the two highest levels of dirt
racing, Late Models and Sprint Cars. Both divisions have pros and cons.
Sprint Cars are my favorite. I love the speed and response of a 410 and
360 sprint car. I love the look and feel of a late model when they are
going around the track up on the bars. Two totally different styles and
I enjoy both. But then again, there isn't anything like going 130mph on
TV Show: The World of Outlaws, and
Lucas Oil ASCS!!
Food: My grandmothers Biscuit
Nascar Driver: Mark Martin
Favorite Race Track: Eldora Speedway
If you had to pick a NASCAR
driver to compare your driving style to who would it be and why?
I would like to think I could compare to Mark Martin, I pride myself on
gaining the respect of the other competitors. Mark has made his career
with a level of respect from the other drivers that nobody else has.
For that I look up to him and value what I have been able to learn from
Tell us a little about your car and
Currently I driver a J and J Chassis powered by a Gaerte Engine. My
team is made up of family and friends. My father is my manager and my
best friend is my crew chief.
Who are some your favorite drivers to
Dave Steele, Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Donny Shatz, Keith Nosbisch,
Randy Weaver, Mark Whitener
When you are not racing what do you do
When I'm not racing I enjoy spending quality time with my wife and kids.
Did you play any sports when you were
I played football in school and had the position of kicker.
Tell us something about you that would
surprise your fans.
I am a drummer
Is there any race that sticks in your
mind from the past, and why?
I will always remember as a kid in karts that I was black flagged for
out running the track owners son!!
What are your plans for 2014 racing
I will be competing on the national circuit with the WoO, ASCS, USCS,
and other series in a 410 and 360 sprint car.
Is there anybody you would like to
Michael Hodges, The Bellamy Brothers, Cobb Auto Glass, Stepp's Towing
Services, Prieto, Prieto, and Goan Attorneys at law, Sunshine Body
Shop, Go Green, Team MK Graphics, Lucas Oil, Bell Racing Helmets,
Steele Performance Parts, Elliott's Trailers, Gaerte Engines, MSR
Mafia, Jim Fox Concrete, Velocita, My team, Family, and Friends.
We have openings for marketing
partners for 2014. If you or anyone is interested in having your brand
or company represented by a national touring professional motorsports
team please contact us.