Hometown: Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
Marital Status: Single
Birthdate: May 8, 1991
Penticton Secondary School French Immersion (Double Dogwood English & French) – 2009
Okanagan College: Red Seal B Pressure Welder – 2014
Hobbies: Hiking, golfing, snowboarding.
Major Career Accomplishments:
– 2013 West Coast Sportsman Series 2nd place
– 2012 West Coast Sportsman Series 3rd place
– 2011 ARCA OK Tire Series Rookie of the Year
– 2010 Most Improved Driver West Coast Sportsman Series/Motoplex Speedway (Vernon, BC, CAN)
– 2009 Rookie of the Year West Coast Sportsman Series/Motoplex Speedway (Vernon, BC)
– 2007 Claimer Series Champion Penticton (BC) Speedway
– 2005 Hornet Series Champion Penticton (BC) Speedway
How did you get into racing?
I got into racing through my dad, helping on his cars over the years gave me the bug and I wanted to drive myself. So, at 12 years old, I got my own car and we went racing.
Who are or were your role models growing up and competing in this sport?
I don’t have any specific role models, but I do think anyone who works hard to accomplish their goals and then, once they’ve done so, uses that to give back to others is my role model. That’s what I would like to do to; inspire others to reach their dreams and then give back.
What have been the most challenging and rewarding experiences this year?
The most challenging part of this experience has been going to a new track every week. Given my limited experience in these cars, having to learn a new track during our short practice sessions has been a huge challenge. On occasion, we have even had practice rained out and had to start the race without any time on the track.
Was the jump to ARCA and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series all you expected?
The jump from January to now has been just as tough as expected. We still want to be finishing in the top ten every week, but there is no telling what we will accomplish when we go back to some of these tracks for a second time.