December 21, 1966
Sportsdrome Speedway in Jeffersonville, IN.
How did you get
started in racing?
I got started racing cars in the mid nineties. I got laid off from a
job in a distillery and I used that money to buy a race ready car,
although I had no clue how to work on it.... I learned. I watched my
uncle religiously on the 8 at the Fairgrounds, Sportsdrome, and
Charlestown in the 70's and 80's.
When you are not
racing what do you do for fun?
When I'm not racing.... I work... and/or spend time with my son and
friends... all other time is spent working on race stuff. I'm hopeing
to sell my Xtreme8 car soon and just concentrate on the modified 8 car
How has 2013 been
This season has been fun in the Xtreme car at the Sportsdrome, I really
should have parked it a while back, and put more effort into the
modified, but I am enjoying the racing this year more so than years
past for some reason.
Fiqure 8 racing
probly one of the most exciting type of racing for a fan to watch. So
as a driver what made you want to do this?
Figure 8 racing is exciteing. That is all I have done for the past '20'
years or so. I have no desire to race oval. Seems boring.It takes a lot
of time and work to get a Figure 8 car for competition.
Checkup/preventive maintenance is a must and the car is scaled and
front end geometry is checked before each time out along with
serviceing/working tires. Most of which is done by me, although I do
have some good friends who are willing to help.
If somebody asked
you for advice for their first time in fiqure 8 car what would you tell
If someone asked me for advice in Figure 8 racing I would say you have
to be driven/have a passion for it and you have to be ready to work and
Tell us something
about you that would surprise your fans.
Something that might surprise fans.....? All the guys I race with are
my friends. I have the utmost respect for them and they're equipment.
We are not at each others throats for real.
We would like to thank darrin for this interview. If you have a track
in your home state that races figure 8's make sure you go watch them
race you will be on the edge of your seat at all times!