At just 13 years old, Brayton Haws has been behind the wheel racing for over half his life. The Iowa-native started out in Go-Karts at the age of five and was quite accomplished behind the wheel before moving to Bandoleros in 2010, Legends in the middle of the 2011 season and making his Late Model debut April 2013 with Lee Faulk Racing.
At the age of 12, Haws was eligible to compete in the INEX Legend Car series and made the switch. Shortly thereafter, he signed on with Steven Ross Motorsports to compete with their Legends team.
In 2012, Haws finished third in the Young Lions division of the Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway (NC).
Starting off the 2013 season, Haws won the Winter Heat Championship at Charlotte Motor Speedway and followed that up less than three weeks later with the championship at Auburndale Speedway’s Winter Nationals in Florida. 2013 also marked the beginning of Brayton's stock car career as he has signed to drive for Lee Faulk Racing and Development. Brayton will run a mix of limited late model and late model stock races to prepare for full time late model stock competition in 2014.
Louisville, Kentucky, native Ben Rhodes drives the No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Late Model with Hawk-McCall Motorsports in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and UARA-STARS Late Model Stock tour, as well as the No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevy with Turner Scott Motorsports in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
Rhodes, who is currently 16 years of age (born February 21st, 1997), started racing Karts in 2004, winning multiple races and championships on dirt and asphalt until moving up to Bandoleros in 2008. After earning his state and Midwest titles in 2009, the Kentucky racer quickly adapted to the bigger and faster Legends Cars in 2010. In 2011, Rhodes celebrated more championships to compliment his season’s 43 victories, more than any other driver internationally. His success translated over to Late Models with several starts in 2011 and a full season of racing in 2012. Rhodes turned heads in April in the invite-only Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at Richmond International Raceway (VA), finishing sixth behind top NASCAR stars as the highest-finishing rookie in the race.
Pick a racing series. Choose a style of racecar. Name a venue. Chances are, Tony Stewart has proven victorious.
The driver of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has scored 12 championships since he first wheeled a go-kart in 1978 at a Westport, Ind., racetrack.
His most widely known titles are the three he scored in NASCAR’s pinnacle series. The three-time Sprint Cup Series champion earned his first crown in 2002 by beating veteran racer Mark Martin by 38 points and a second in 2005 when he bested Greg Biffle by 35 points. His third title was earned in 2011 after winning the season finale at Homestead Speedway to edge Carl Edwards on a tiebreaker (most wins). It was the first championship for a driver/owner since 1992 when Alan Kulwicki accomplished the feat.
From the time he was born, Spencer Davis was a racecar driver. His father was a racer and passed on the passion for speed. Spencer couldn’t show his talents on the track until he was six years old, but ever since, he has not been just a racer - he’s been a winner. He now is continuing his rapid rise through the short track racing ranks in Late Models throughout the Southeast and beyond. As a youngster, Spencer was a terror in the Go-Kart circuits nationwide, collecting more than 30 victories and championships. Then came an equally successful run in the Late Model Truck series. His first major event win came in 2011 during the prestigious World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway. That set off a blistering pace of victories and strong showings in both the Trucks and his Late Model efforts. 2012 has been a breakout season for Davis on the Pro and Super Late Model series throughout the Southeast. He picked up his first Late Model victory in the summer of 2012 at Gresham Motorsports Park (GA), one of the toughest tracks in the country. He quickly backed it up with a second victory and the 2012 Gresham track championship. In one of the most prestigious races in the country, Davis turned heads and ran amongst the leaders in October's All-American 400 at the Nashville Fairgrounds (TN). While becoming one of the top young Late Model talents, Davis has also kept up winning in his Truck series efforts, winning at several tracks in the Southeast. Davis will wrap up the 2012 season competing in the biggest short tack race in the country, the 45th Annual Snowball Derby and then start looking towards a big 2013 season.