Thursday, August 16, 2018

Racer Bio: Isla Livengood

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Isla Livengood!


Quick Facts

Name:  Isla Livengood
Age:     8
Hometown:  Kittanning, PA
Home Track:  Keystone Raceway Park
Team/Crew Name:  Nitro Dawg Racing
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Team/Members:  Todd Livengood (Dad, Crew Chief), Stacey Smith (Stepmom), Adrie Livengood (Sister), Kemeryn Livengood (Sister), Chloe Mascerello, Pap Glenn



All About Isla

How long have you been racing?
1 year

How did you get into Jr Dragster?
I fell in love with them the first time I watched them with my Dad.

What is your favorite thing about racing? 
I get to race people and spend time with my Dad at the track. I also love to go fast!

What is your favorite track to race on?
Keystone Raceway Park, especially the right lane!



What is one word that describes you best?
Awesome

What sets you apart from other racers?
My determination to win and we have 2 crazy bulldogs as team mascots.

What are some of your racing accomplishments?
2018
Isla & the Dawgs had a semi round finish & won $100 at Keystone Raceway Park in New Alex, Pa, at their Junior Nationals event Aug 3-5!

2017
We got started late in the season and I cut my reaction time in half.

What are your goals for this season?  
To win my 1st race and win the points at KRP.

What other activities do you enjoy outside of racing?
Swimming, riding go karts, ice skating and walking my dogs


Monday, August 13, 2018

Racer Bio: Austin Kutz

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Austin Kutz!


Quick Facts

Name:  Austin Kutz
Age:     12
Hometown:  Arcola, IL
Home Track:  Coles County Dragway U.S.A.
Team/Crew Name:  JAK Racing
Team/Members:  Dad, Mom, Averi, A.J. Gobert, Uncle Dana, Uncle Mikey

All About Austin

How long have you been racing?
4 years, started when I was 8

How did you get into Jr Dragster?
We are a racing family, starting with my grandpa and grandma. My dad and my uncles also started racing at an early age.

What is your favorite thing about racing? 
The adrenaline you get when you are going down the 1/8 mile

What is your favorite track to race on?
Terre Haute, IN

What is one word that describes you best?
Determined

What sets you apart from other racers?
I am calm behind the wheel, nothing seems to distract me

What are some of your racing accomplishments?
2017
-3 final fours
-1 runner up race finish

2015
-Rookie of the Year
-Top 10

2014
-Consolation winner
-Top 10 (limited schedule)

What are your goals for this season?  
To win 5 races

What other activities do you enjoy outside of racing?
Football, basketball, track



Thursday, August 9, 2018

Racer Bio: Cutter Hammersley

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Cutter Hammersley!


Quick Facts

Name:  Cutter Hammersley
Age:     17
Hometown:  Pierre, SD
Home Track:  Oahe Speedway
Team/Crew Name:  CutRope Racing
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Team/Members:  Mom, Dad and brother Roper



All About Cutter

How long have you been racing?
Since 2011

How did you get into Jr Dragster?
Dad bought me a car and I loved it from the beginning.

What is your favorite thing about racing? 
Friends, family and a weekend at the track

What is your favorite track to race on?
Oahe Speedway



What is one word that describes you best?
Fun

What are your goals for this season?  
Race more than one weekend. (Our track went under new management last year and was only open Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends).

What other activities do you enjoy outside of racing?
Hunting, fishing and shooting trap



Monday, August 6, 2018

Racer Bio: Ashton Halas

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Ashton Halas!


Quick Facts

Name:  Ashton Halas
Age:    9
Hometown:  Williamsville, NY
Home Track:  Lancaster Speedway
Team/Crew Name:  All or Nothing Racing
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Team/Members:  Tim (Dad, Tuner Crew Chief)



All About Ashton

How long have you been racing?
1 year

How did you get into Jr Dragster?
I sat in my car when it was being built, when I was less than 2 years old. 

What is your favorite thing about racing? 
To have fun and put my best foot forward to succeed.

What is your favorite track to race on?
Keystone Raceway Park

What is one word that describes you best?
Determined




What sets you apart from other racers?
I learned how everything operates on my car before I was allowed to race and I help my Dad do the weekly maintenance on it.

What are some of your racing accomplishments?
In my first IHRA National event at Empire Dragway, I qualified #1 with a perfect reaction time and went to the semi-finals losing to the eventual event winner and IHRA Jr. Dragster National Champion.

What are your goals for this season?  
To win my first final round

What other activities do you enjoy outside of racing?
Hockey and baseball



Friday, July 27, 2018

Racer Bio: Cam Garrett

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Cam Garrett!


Quick Facts

Name:  Cam Garrett
Age:    17
Hometown:  Woodruff, SC
Home Track:  Greer Dragway
Team/Crew Name:  Garrett Motorsports
Team/Members:  Tim Garrett (Dad), Mack Garrett (Grandfather)



All About Cam

How long have you been racing?
3 years

How did you get into Jr Dragster?
I am part of three generations of drag racing.

What is your favorite thing about racing? 
Being with fellow racers and winning rounds!

What is your favorite track to race on?
Darlington Dragway 

What is one word that describes you best?
Determined

What sets you apart from other racers?
My ability to stay focused when under pressure



What are some of your racing accomplishments?
2018
- 2nd in points at Greer Dragway and currently 2nd in points at Union Dragway, both located in South Carolina
- Win and a runner-up at Greer

2017
-Finished 5th in points at Carolina Dragway (1 Ironman Race win)
-Third place finish 7.90 Index at Jr. Dragster Shootout @ Rockingham Dragway 
-Finished 5th place in the IHRA Summit Sportsman National Championship (2 Ironman Race wins)
-Winner of Carolina Jr. Shootout Megabucks $2,500.00 Race

2016
-Finished 2nd in points at Union County Dragway (4 wins)
-2 wins at Greer Dragway
-Won Jr. Dragster Gamblers Race IHRA Team Finals @ Piedmont Dragway

2015
-Finished 6th in points at Union County Dragway
-Finished 3rd place in IHRA Team Finals Jr. Dragster Main Event @ Carolina Dragway

What are your goals for this season?  
Win points championship at Darlington Dragway

What other activities do you enjoy outside of racing?
Outside of racing, I enjoy fishing, hunting, and playing video games.




Thursday, July 26, 2018

Racer Bio: Summer Field

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Summer Field!


Quick Facts

Name:  Summer Field
Age:    12
Hometown:  Weiser, ID
Home Track:  Firebird Raceway
Team/Crew Name:  Summer Field Racing
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Team/Members:  Sarah Field

All About Summer

How long have you been racing?
2 full years, plus a couple of races in 2015

How did you get into Jr Dragster?
My grandpa was a racer and my mom and uncle race, so it was just natural that I would start racing as well.

What is your favorite thing about racing? 
It's the best place to spend the weekends with my family. I also get to go fast, and I am in control of everything for the 1/8 mile.

What is your favorite track to race on?
Firebirds Raceway

What is one word that describes you best?
Enthusiastic




What sets you apart from other racers?
I love racing so much. A lot of people don't know, but I had some medical problems when I was 2.  I only have half of my vision, making the tree even harder for me to see, so having a .002 reaction time is unbelievable.

What are some of your racing accomplishments?
201
2018
- 5 semi finals
- 2 runner-ups
- Currently 3rd in track points
- Division qualifier

2017
-Divisional Competitor
-Runner-up Halloween Classic

2016
-Divisional Competitor
-Winner Halloween Classic

What are your goals for this season?  
I want to win a Wally! A track championship would be cool, but I'm hoping for top 3 as well as a chance to compete for the division championship.

What other activities do you enjoy outside of racing?
I enjoy playing basketball and running cross country. I also like to swim and find a warm beach.