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Live Auctions, Along With Raffled Items Donated
Congratulations to all of you!
The paragraphs below are the race details in the
words of Rowdy Jordan, Chase’n Race’n Illustrated.
Thunder Valley Motorplex, Neeses,
South Carolina, was the scene of one of the
most anticipated kart events of the calendar
year, the Maxxis National Championships. Just
as in the seven previous years of this event, racers traveled from far and wide to compete for
the title of National Champion. When this event
comes to mind, there are several "factors" that
can be immediately associated with it. Racers
can bank on the best competition being in the
house, and they can wager the house and the
farm that Mackie Flood will provide racers with
an immaculate racing surface. Visitors can also
count on a fun filled night on Friday to kick off the
weekend. Attendees were treated again with an
awesome BBQ dinner to get the party started,
and back by popular demand on the Thunder
Valley stage was local mega-band Diamondback. Everyone enjoyed some time of camaraderie and relaxation before the hectic "dog-eatdog" competition of the weekend.
For the past several years, there have
been walks, auctions, raffles, etc, generally centered around Breast Cancer Awareness, usually
coordinated by the "P" of P&R and Mrs. Patti,
Goldspeed USA. This year, there was another
"cause". Mrs. Patti made a phone call to the
Kartsportmedia gang asking them to take the
lead on raising some money for a four-year old
little girl who recently lost her dad. The little girls
dad, was one of our own, Wayne Overton of
Tennessee. His life was tragically cut short by
an auto accident, and he left behind a beautiful daughter, Harper. Keisha Glover and Alexia
Riggins-Mullis took on the project and it exposed
what the karting family is all about. Silent and
live auctions, along with raffled items donated
from industry members raised over $20,000 this
weekend alone!
The Friday night party, true to form, lasted over into the morning hours, but come Saturday morning, it was time to get down to the
business of winning a national championship.
The pits were packed with the heaviest
of the heavy hitters in the sport. Championship
quality racers from far and wide had made their
way to Neeses SC, to settle the score, and earn
bragging rights as national champions.
A stroll
through the pits could find the cream of the crop
from nearly every region in America. From hot
rods like Spicer and Little from the Northeast,
to Raven, Brown, Henderson, and Bohatka from
sunny Florida, to Cardin, Love, and Carr representing the deep south.... And the list could go
on and on. Perhaps the strongest contingent
of "outsiders" making their way to South Carolina was the group that proclaimed themselves
as #teammidwest. Many of the best from west
of the Mississippi River made the long haul to
Neeses to wrangle with the fabled best of the
best. The Pope Brothers and O'Neal from Missouri, the Ballhagen Brothers from Allison, Iowa,
Team Thram from Sanborn, Minnesota, Solander and Reynolds out of Kansas, Schott from
South Dakota, and that list goes on too! That's
why this event has become "the one" that everyone
aspires to make when the season gets underway, and
the "I Made The Man" decals have become a very
popular commodity.
The event format, again this year, had a little
different flavor. Racers took to the track for qualifying
under the clock to lock in the front row starting spots.
Then, in most cases, the remainder of the field was
set by running A and B mains. Odd numbered qualifiers would race in the A's and the B's would be the
even numbered qualifiers. Depending on the class, up
to fourteen racers would transfer from each of the preliminary mains, into the features. The format insured
racers would get a little more than the typical practice
and qualifying track time, and actually get to race instead of packing up and heading to the house after
a poor qualifying run. Unfortunately, it also increased
the chance for more damaged equipment, and in the
case of a few, a good qualifying run combined with
bad luck in the preliminaries meant a short night.
The Mackie Flood prepared racing surface
was smooth as glass, held up all weekend, and was
nothing short of "stupid fast"!!
Lawsonville, North Carolina, “Disco” Donnie
Nall is a household name in this sport, and for good
reason. Nall has been winning feature events seemingly forever, and on the biggest stages. The reigning
Champion of Champions managed to bag two more
National Championship titles this year, the only racer
to double up in the 2014 Maxxis National Championship. To date, Disco Donnie, holds the most Maxxis
National Championship titles for a total of nine.
In one of the most exciting features of the
weekend, Nall rolled off the grid behind fast timer Jason Moates for the Senior Champ title match on Sunday. By the halfway mark of the twenty-lap feature, it
was a three buggy battle with Tom Spanel and Shay
Chavous joining Nall at the head of the field. Spanel, piloting the #67 Superior Tire Management PRC
buggy normally wheeled by Jerry Mullis, wrestled his
way from his eighth starting spot to contend for the
win. On the final lap, it was Spanel and Chavous on
top, and Nall in the best seat in the house. Contact
between the leaders in turn three opened the door for
Nall to slip by on the low side on the way to the checkers. Nall's Tod Miller powered Charger Dynasty buggy
crossed the stripe 0.162 seconds ahead of the sideby-side battle between Spanel and Chavous. Spanel
claimed the second spot by a scant 0.004 seconds
over Chavous! The scuffle up front allowed the rest of
the field to close the gap, making for an outstanding
finish. Florida's Jessica Bohatka, and SC's Lee Higdon capped the top five.
Proving again that he knows how to get the
job done, regardless what he's riding, Nall scored the
Pro Animal win on Sunday, fighting off the Platinum
machine of Tony Gaylord and Chad "Houdini" Haithcock. Bryan VonCannon and P&P Speed Shop pilot
Jonathan Cash rounded out the top five.
Tampa, Florida’s, Colin Bernstein quickly
fought his way from his ninth starting spot into contention for the Junior 1 title bout. Fast timer Cutter Love
held the early lead, but fell to third on lap five, when
Stewart Dalton and Bernstein slipped by.
A couple of laps later, it was Trynt Lloyd and
Brysen Duncan on the move, taking over the top two
spots. Duncan claimed the lead for a few laps before
Bernstein took over with five to go. Dalton shadowed
Bernstein until slipping on the final lap, allowing Lloyd
to claim the runner-up spot behind Bernstein. Cody
Wright and Duncan wrapped up the top five at the
checkers.
Cody Wright bounced back on Sunday to
put the Schu Power Premier Racing Chassis into
winner's circle in the Junior 1 Ace feature. Wright
fought off Dalton and Duncan for the win, while
Levi Seagraves and Bernstein trailed the front
trio to the finish line.
Another youngster out of the Hermie
Sadler stable to record a win in Neeses was
Salisbury NC's Colby "The Tarheel Terror" Quick.
Quick battled tooth and nail all the way to the
checkers, actually trailing Greenville SC's Devon
"Outlaw" Morgan's Ultramax Xceed at the checkers. But a misunderstanding on weights led to
Morgan coming up a pound shy at the scales,
relegating the win to Quick. Completing the top
were Drew Wiltse, Ethan Endicott, Dillon Brown,
and Dillon Hodge.
Drew Wiltse, from Lithia FL, jockeyed his
Kinetik Genesis to the checkers with a 0.216 seconds advantage over Hunter Mallory and Devon
Morgan in the Junior 2 Ace feature on Sunday
evening. Garret Himminghoefer and Dillen Brown
took the final two spots in the top five.
Perhaps the hottest racer in the country
these days is Charlotte, North Carolina’s, Jerry
Mullis. Mullis earned an invitation to compete in
Neeses, but elected instead to provide trackside
support for his growing empire, otherwise known
as Superior Tire Management. The company slogan says it all, "Champions are Made Here!" and
at this event, Mullis and STM delivered with three
National Champions being crowned!
Harrisonville, Missouri, Brody Pope in
Pro Junior 3, Alma, Georgia’s, Brice Boatright in
Senior Champ Animal, and Ila, Georgia's, Lance
Chitwood in Junior Champ scored feature wins
for the Superior camp.
Brody Pope, aboard a Phantom Triton,
powered by a Hunter Curtis power plant, fought
his way into the lead briefly on lap seven of the
Pro Junior 3 feature. But Aaron Weed and Austin
Barnhill slipped by on lap ten. It only took a couple of laps for Pope to regain some momentum
and slide by Barnhill for the second spot. Pope
made his move with two laps remaining, getting
by Weed on the way to the finish line. Adam Ruff
and Hunter Markham followed Pope by Weed to
claim second and third respectively. Weed and
Barnhill capped the top five.
Of all places to take a maiden voyage, this
track would not be at the top of the list. However,
Lance Chitwood saddled up a champ buggy for
his first time, and the combination of KSR horsepower and Superior Tire Management mounted
to the PRC buggy, proved to be too much for the
competition. Chitwood outran Brady Penny to
the checkers by 0.818 seconds for the win. Evan
Dennis, Camden Testerman, and Austin Barnhill
added top five finishes to their resumes.
Brice Boatright's race program has come
a long way over past couple of years, but since
pairing with Mullis and the Superior team, the
line on the improvement chart has had a steady
rise. Boatright muscled out the Senior Champ
Animal feature win on Sunday, taking the checkers 0.551 seconds ahead of Florida's Darren
Brown. Donnie Bryant, Chester, Virginia’s, Tim
O'Connor, and "Disco Donnie" Nall chased the
lead pair to the stripe. Teammates Shay Chavous and Colin Mize, from Hephzibah GA, each
scored national titles, with Chavous claiming Pro
Stock, and Mize coming away with the Semi-Pro
title. Chavous was aboard the new release from
Millenium Racing Chassis, the Faktor, which is
quickly proving to be another masterpiece from
JT Stillwagon and the gang in Greenville, SC. In
the Pro Stock feature, it was the P&P powered
machine of Jonathan Cash leading the field to
the green flag, but it Onyx Racing Chassis pilot
Austin Yarbrough quickly taking over on lap two.
Chavous worked his way into second on lap six.
By lap nine, he had seen all of the rear bumper
of the #127 that he could stand, and bolted into
the lead. Yarbrough managed to hang tough, but
Chavous was flawless, all the way to the checkers, crossing the stripe with a 0.286 seconds
advantage. Bryan VonCannon, Nall, and Cash
trailed the leaders to the finish line.
Mize followed Chavous' lead on Sunday,
and scored the Semi-Pro feature win over Austin Wyatt and Josh Spicer. Ironically, Mize's advantage at the
finish line was dang near a carbon copy of Chavous'
win the day before. Mize beat Wyatt to the checkers
by 0.268 seconds. Cole Johnson and Brad Anderson
capped the top five.
Two South Carolina racers who really seem to
find a way to bag a win at Thunder Valley are Conway's
Travis Adair, and Summerville's Matthew Grooms.
Adair scored another National title on Saturday, beating Tony Gaylord and Doug Cash to the checkers in
the Sr Stock main. Virginia’s Chris Beazley, and Olie
"Hot Rod" Stinson capped the top five.
Grooms may have caught the competition by
surprise a couple of years ago when he scored the
Super Heavy title, but these days, there's no "flying under the radar" for this youngster. Grooms is a
marked man when he rolls through the gates here
in Neeses. Grooms claimed the "B" main win, while
Dange Hanniford bagged the "A" main to earn second
row starting spots behind Hermie Sadler and David
Steele. This one looked like the Hermie Sadler show
in the early laps, with Grooms quickly settling into the
second spot. After a long red flag situation for turn four
crash involving Andrew Chandler, Sadler's tires didn't
seem to fire off on the restart, and the field cruised on
by, led by Grooms, Hanniford, and Dan Sox. At the
checkers, it was Grooms over Hanniford, Matt Brelsford, Brett Heatherly, and Sox.Dange Hanniford found
his way to winner's circle on Sunday, edging Duane
Wade by 0.285 seconds for the Super Heavy EL national title. Dennis Carroway fought off the rest of the
field to take third, with Wesley Lee and Jimmy Flynn
rounding out the top five.
Jacksonville, Florida’s, Hunter Markham
cruised to the Pro Junior 3 title aboard a Radical
powered Prowler Racing Chassis on Sunday. Trailing
Markham at the finish line by nearly 2.5 seconds were
Colby Horner, Brody Pope, Noah Garner, and Jacob
Harberts.
Comer, Georgia’s, Blake Lester, escaped
Neeses with the Semi Pro Junior 3 national title after
edging Evan Dennis at the stripe by 0.123 seconds.
Following closely behind the lead pair were Molly Raven, Reed Hatchett, and Austin Yance.
Hartley Hoyle and Ryan Matthews led the
field of Junior Sportsman Champs to the green flag,
with Hoyle leading early, before relinquishing the top
spot to Ethan Endicott on lap six. Endicott led until the
halfway mark of the twenty-lap feature. That's when
Devin Morgan and James Seeright took over. With
three laps to go, Dillon Hodge slipped by Morgan for
the lead. Hodge managed to hang on for the win, edging Endicott by 0.167 seconds, followed by Seeright,
Hoyle, and Morgan, in the top five.
Richlands, North Carolina’s, BJ Thompson
turned in the fastest qualifying lap for the Semi Pro
EL feature, and led all but two laps on the way to the
national championship. Thompson took the checkers
0.742 seconds ahead of Michael Smith, followed by
Clint Cash, Preston Sparks, and JR Tippens.
"Strollin' Nolan" Starnes took over the lead
form Molly Raven on lap three of the time shortened
Junior 3 feature, and went on to claim the win. These
youngsters had major issues getting in green flag
laps. On the track for nearly forty-five minutes, and
well short of the mandatory eleven laps (of twenty)
to be recognized as a national championship feature,
officials made the call to remove all but the top five
karts, in an effort to make it an official feature. Obviously, there were many protests about it being "unfair", but from the outside looking in, it was "unfair"
to the top five to not have a chance at a national title
because the back half of the field couldn't make a lap
without bouncing off of something, or someone. It was
reminiscent of a bumper car ride at the county fair.
Starnes claimed the title over Raven, Reed Hatchett,
Blake Lester, and Kirsten Simmons.
The Chase'n Race'n Kid participants included,
in the "A" group, Olivia Scott, Kendahl Erb, Jaxson
Monroe, Hunter King, Luke Cooper, Garrett Dugger,
Kasey Presto, Nathan Towers, Brody Smith, and Cole
Cash. The "B" group consisted of Logan Shockley,
Veronica Flynn, Hayden Mann, Jaxson Black, Cooper Brown, Kason Evans, Hudson Seebok, Jensen
Brown, and Connor Morgan.
Nickname: Bull
Age: 11
Hometown: Lutz, FL
Kart #: 21
Sponsors: Watertight Roofing Services & Sunshine Builders of Tampa
Pit Crew: Dad, Papa, Mom, and JT Stillwagon
Years Racing: 4 years
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date?
Winning the Nationals, Jr 1 Maxx Daddy, and Jr 2 Clone Lite at the Daytona Dirt World Championship
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season?
My biggest goal is to win the Jr 2 Big Dog. I also want to win Jr 2 Maxx Daddy, Jr 2 Nationals,
and a few series championships.
Who do you credit for your success?
My pit crew & everyone who has supported me.
Do you have a role model in racing? If so, who? In kart racing, Shay Chavous & Jason Scruggs
Special Thanks To: My mom, dad, sister, grandparents, JT Stillwagon, Hi-tech racing, Millenium
Racing Chassis, the entire Chavous racing crew for all their onsite support & extra help. I also want
to thank my fellow competitors for raising the bar.
Age: 11
Hometown: White Plains, VA
Kart #: 11
Who is in your pit crew?
Aubrey Edwards, Austin Wyatt, Danny Wyatt, My Papa Carlton Wright, My Dad Kevin Wright
How long have you been racing? 6 years
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date?
Winning 2013 VDKA championship, finishing 3rd in points in Maxxis Mid Atlantic Series North in 2014,
winning 2014 Maxxis National Championship in Jr.1 Ace
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season?
Continue to improve as a driver and win the Mid Atlantic Championship
Do you have a role model in racing? If so, who? Dale Earnhardt
Anyone you would like to thank?
I would like to thank Hermie Sadler for giving me the chance to drive his new Premier Karts. I would
also like to thank Premier Karts, Tim Fishel Racing Engines, Sadler Karting Team, Donnie Nall, and
Austin Wyatt for helping me with tires
Nickname: Tarheel Terror
Age: 11
Hometown: Salisbury, NC
Kart #: 5
Sponsors: Quick Repair, People’s #9, Clarence’s Steakhouse, Advanced Machine & Tool, PRC,
Tod Miller Racing Engines, R2C Filters, Tim Fishel and Nukem Graphics
Who is in your pit crew? My mom, Dad, Colin, Caroline, my Papa, and Pop
How long have you been racing? I began racing when I was “almost” 4, technically 3 ½ years old.
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date?
Two time Maxxis National Champion, two time JR Maxx Daddy Champion, four time Pro Kart Tour
Champion, two time Jr King of the Concrete Champion, three time Tri State Pro Series Champion,
and the Inaugural 2014 SE Karting Nut Jr Driver of the Year
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season?
I want to be fast, competitive and go for another Title, or 2 or 3…
Who do you credit for your success? My dad and Cory
Do you have a role model in racing? If so, who? Tony Stewart and my Papa, Jimmy Hensley
Anyone you would like to thank? I would like to thank Hermie Sadler and Sadler Karting. I won
my 2nd Maxxis National Championship on the Premier Chassis, Donnie Nall and Tim Fishel. I would
also like to thank Phantom Racing Chassis, Tod Miller Racing Engines, Matt Connell, Todd and Patti
Owens along with Goldspeed USA and Maxxis Tires. Last, my entire family, especially Colin and
Caroline my brother and sister.
Age: 12
Hometown: Lithia, FL
Kart #: 11
Sponsors: The Bank of Mom and Dad
Pit Crew: Blaze Martin, John Deese, and my Dad
Years Racing: 7 years
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date?
Winning the National Championship
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season?
To win the Jr. Maxx Daddy and the Jr. Big Dog
Who do you credit for your success?
The patience and knowledge of both Blaze Martin and John Deese, and my dad's unwavering support
to drive hundreds of miles in a weekend and go without sleep to help me fulfill my dreams.
Do you have a role model in racing? If so, who? Jeff Gordon and Blaze Martin
Special Thanks To: Mom, Dad, Blaze Martin, Maria, and Mr. John
Nickname: Strollin Nolan
Age: 14
Hometown: Cross Anchor, SC
Kart #: 52
Sponsors: Dad & Mom
Pit Crew: Dad, Mom, Chana Arthur, Nick McDonald, Larry McDonald, Justin McDonald,
Derrick Farnsworth, Michael Sugalski, and Tony Gaylord
Years Racing: 10 years
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date?
Jr. Kahuna 2010, Tri-State Champion 2011, Pro Kart Tour Jr. 2 Mix and Briggs Blue Lite 2013, Maxxis
National Champion 2014, Daytona Dirt World Champion Jr. 2 Box Stock 2012
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season?
I would like to win the Jr Maxx Daddy, but mostly have fun and do my best.
Who do you credit for your success?
My Dad and Mom, because they support me and are proud of me win or lose.
Do you have a role model in racing? If so, who? Justin McDonald
Special Thanks To: God, my family, Platinum Racing Chassis, Tim Fishel Motorsports,
Justin McDonald Racing, and Hall's Racing
Age: 15
Hometown: Harrisonville, MO
Kart #: 43
Years Racing: 10 Years
Pit Crew: Dad, Mom, Mike Burns, Nolan Pope, Jane Olson
Sponsors: Popes Foundation & Excavating, Pope Properties, Hunter Curtis Performance,
Moon Power, Waller Racing, NGage Clutch Service, Phantom Racing Chassis
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date?
Won Jr 1, 2 and 3 at Maxxis Nationals, also Jr. 2 Maxx Daddy at GKK. Won several races in Batesville, Miss. Won the Grand Nationals at Winfield, Ks.
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season? To win an adult class
Special Thanks To: Dad, Mom, Mike, Nolan, Jane, Hunter, Moon Power, PRC, Maxxis, Ngage
Clutches, Scott Lynn Graphics.
Nickname: The Deuce
Age: 15
Hometown: Bryceville, FL
Kart #: 22
Sponsors: Markham Endeavors, Markham Enterprises, Pickett Bros. Jewelers, MNS,
Davis Tire Center, Prowler Racing Chassis, Radical Racing Engines, Moon Power,
TJ Newton Motorsports, Xtreme Graphics, Wicked Graphics
Pit Crew: JR Markham, David Pickett
Years Racing: 4 years
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date?
2011 Callahan Speedway Jr 2 Track Champion, 2013 Southern Thunder Tour 5 Time Champion,
2014 Garland Rowland Memorial winner, 2014 Pro Jr 3 Animal National Champion
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season?
Win a Championship In the Maxxis Mid-Atlantic Series, FDCS Series, and another National
Championship.
Who do you credit for your success?
My Dad (JR Markham), TJ Newton, Joe Nolan, Ed and Jason Kimball, Michael Smith, and Chad
Haithcock.
Special Thanks To: I would like to thank God for Keeping me safe. I would like to thank My Dad ( JR
Markham), David Pickett, TJ Newton, Ed and Jason Kimball, Rohn Moon, and Joe Nolan for all they
do for my race team.
Age: 36
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC
Kart #: 112
Sponsors: K2 Motorsports/Kevin Sessions
Pit Crew: Dad and Kevin Sessions
Years Racing: 21 Years
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date?
5 Maxxis National Championships / Tri State Championship
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season?
To Keep Improving
Who do you credit for your success?
Dad / Kevin Sessions / Hi-Tech Racing
Special Thanks To: Dad, Kevin Sessions, and JT Stillwagon
Age: 33
Hometown: Darlington, SC
Kart #: 14
Sponsors: Charger Racing Chassis, Mom, Dad, and grandparents
Pit Crew: My girlfriend CC, Mom, and Dad
Years Racing: Raced for years, took a break, started racing again two years ago
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date?
Back to back Maxxis National championships and a Mid-Atlantic championship
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season?
Win money, jackets, and trophy checks
Who do you credit for your success?
My grandma and my parents
Special Thanks To:
First and foremost thank you to my girlfriend who helps me at the track and allows me to spend all
of my time in the shop working on my kart. Also my parents and grandparents, Boomer and Kelly at
Charger for the great karts, Donnie Nall for all the help on tires & Insanity Speed Elixir prep, and Mike
and Brook at Schu Power for the fast engines.
Age: 18
Hometown: Summerville, SC
Kart Number: 98
Pit Crew: Tracy Grooms - Owner, Tire Specialist, Crew Chief
Accomplishments: 3 time Maxxis National Champion
Years Racing: 12 Years
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season? Win a lot
Who do you credit for your success? My Parents
Do you have a role model in racing? If so, who? Mark Rabon, my engine builder and a very good
driver who taught me a lot about racing
Special Thanks To: Mark Rabon for the engines, JT and Bonita Stillwagon for the karts, and my
friends and family for all of the support
Age: 23
Hometown: Hephzibah, GA
Kart #: 86
Sponsors: Chavous Racing Products, Fast Forward Clutches, Pure & Tire Treatment,
Hi-Tech Racing Engines, and Millenium Racing Chassis
Pit Crew: My dad, Ryan Stone, David Mize, my mom, and many friends who come and support/help
me when they can
Years Racing: 17 years
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date?
Winning at Daytona back when it was still DAYTONA. Winning the O'Reilly $25,000 race.
Winning the Insane One, and the INOX race.
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season?
To be competitive and win races, continue to develop my tires and tire treatment programs
Who do you credit for your success? My mom and dad
Do you have a role model in racing? If so, who? My dad and Dee Paschal
Special Thanks To: My dad and mom for standing by me and supporting me in life and racing.
Morgan for always being there and understanding racing life. My sponsors, my friends for coming and
supporting me, Maxxis, and Mrs Patti for giving us an elite racing venue.
Nickname: Disco
Age: 28
Hometown: Lawsonville, SC
Kart #: 29
Sponsors: Nall Speed Prep, Charger Racing Chassis, Shu Power
Pit Crew: Keith Nicks, Daniel Keaton, Boomer and Kelly Halk, and my girlfriend Laken Joyce
Years Racing: 21 Years
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date?
Winning Wayne Poole Memorial twice. Winning Daytona 10 grand twice. Winning Maxxis Nationals
the most, and the Champions of Champions race, and multiple other championships
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season?
Just try to keep positive and win, sell product, and help my customers win championships
Who do you credit for your success?
I have a long line of people that helped me get where I am today. My mom and dad for getting me
started and paying all the bills for the longest time. Rodney Woods from Todd Miller Racing. Todd
Miller himself. Lewis Dowell from CKI. Cameron Reese. Boomer Halk. If it wasn't for them there's no
way I could have won a race.
Special Thanks To: Everyone on my crew that made this year happen. Daniel Keaton, Keith Nicks,
Boomer and Kelly Halk, Mike Schumacher, and Todd Miller
Nickname: Coal Train
Age: 17
Hometown: Blythe, GA
Kart #: 81
Sponsors: Chavous racing products, Hendrix Designs, Fast Forward Clutches
Pit Crew: My dad, Ryan stone, Jay Chavous, Carson Haulman, Shay Chavous
Years Racing: 3 Years
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date? 2014 Maxxis National Champion
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season?
Win Tri-State Championship and go back to back at winning Maxxis National
Who do you credit for your success?
My dad, Shay Chavous, and Jay Chavous
Do you have a role model in racing? If so, who? Shay Chavous
Special Thanks To:
Everyone who helps out; Shay, Jay, Mrs. Tonya, My dad, Mom, Ryan, Carson, and JT
Nickname: B.J.
Age: 43
Hometown: Richlands, NC
Kart #: 36
Pit Crew: Dana, Ashlee, Billy, and Jenny Thompson
Years Racing: 30 years
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date?
Winning my first Maxxis National championship
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season?
To win another Maxxis National Race
Who do you credit for your success?
My dad started me in go kart racing
Special Thanks To:
First I thank God for all my accomplishments, and then my wife Dana and my 2 boys, Justin and Ashlee for supporting me in racing. SchuPower for great motors, Phantom for making a great chassis and
Steven Moore for inviting me to drive for him.
Nickname: Bad Luck Boatright
Age: 17
Hometown: Alma, GA
Kart #: 14
Sponsors: Team Halls
Pit Crew: Daddy, Chance, Jerry Mullis, and everybody from Superior Tire Management
Years Racing: 7 Years
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date?
The Maxxis Nationals
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season?
Just to win races.
Who do you credit for your success?
God, all my family, and everybody from Superior Tire Management
Do you have a role model in racing? If so, who?
Jerry Mullis
Special Thanks To:
Grandfather, Nannie, Momma, Daddy, Chance, Jerry Mullis, and everybody from Superior Tire
Management, Phantom Racing Chassis, Kevin Smith Engines, and Holeshot Clutches
Nickname: JD
Age: 12
Hometown: Kingsport, TN
Kart #: 3
Sponsors: Thompson Metals, Pavewell Paving, Lucas Oil, Advanc Auto, Tucker Home Builders
Pit Crew: Smiley Fields, Frank Bondotea, Colton Howington, Johnny Hodge (my dad)
Years Racing: 3 years
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date?
Winning the American dream, The Tri-state DynoCams series, Maxxis Mid-Atlantic Series, And the
Maxxis National Championships all in the same year (2014)
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season?
To win Smiley a flat kart race at the nationals this year
Who do you credit for your success? Greg "Smiley" Fields
Do you have a role model in racing? If so, who? Junior Johnson and Kasey Khane
Special Thanks To: No not anyone, I did it all on my own (just kidding), Greg Smiley Fields, Stephine
Fields, Colton and Courtney, Jim Carico, Harold Royston, Tod Miller, David Ennis, Richard Tucker. I
don’t know why but I would like to thank my sister Courtney Hodge, Mom and Dad, and most of all the
good Man above, and anyone who helps my dad (we all know he needs it). Oh yeah, Mackie Flood,
and Pam, and Phil Combs.
Age: 15
Hometown: Danielsville, GA
Kart #: 87
Sponsors: Evans and Hood Racing, Concept Graphics, Superior Tire Management,
Rocky Ridge Custom Trucks
Who is in your pit crew? Chan Chitwood, Superior Tire Management, and Clay Scruggs
How long have you been racing? 4 years
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date?
Winning the 2014 Jr Champ at the Maxxis Nationals, winning the 2014 Jr BOSS, and winning two
2014 Daytona World Cup Championships
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season? Win the 2015 Jr Maxx Daddy
Who do you credit for your success? My dad
Anyone you would like to thank? First off, I would like to thank Jesus Christ, My dad, and my family,
Evands and Hood Racing, Superior Tire Management, Carter's Kitchen, W.F.G. Enterprises, Rocky
Ridge Custom Trucks, Nitro Gears, Holeshot Clutches, Dale Hoyle, All Seasons Guttering, Kevin
Smith Racing Engines, Phantom Racing Chassis, and everyone else that has always supported me.
Nickname: The Snake (thanks to Brian Morgan)
Age: 15
Hometown: Comer, GA
Kart #: 34
Years Racing: 7 years
Sponsors: Countertops Plus, Bob Fitzpatrick septic and grading, Fastrak Racing Series, Cash Racing Engines, S&S Detail, Xtreme Decals, JL Motorsports, Kenneth Bray Racing, and Formula Four
Preps
Who is in your pit crew?
Larry Parham , Josh Lester, Tater, Chase Burdette, Bob Fitzpatrick, Daniel Newton, Gregory Hamilton
What are your biggest accomplishments in racing to date?
2014 Maxxis National Championship, 2014 Ga state series champion in blue lite and blue heavy
What are your goals for the 2015 racing season?
NKL championship and 2015 Maxxis National Championship
Who do you credit for your success?
My whole family and all the friends who have helped me from day one.
Do you have a role model in racing? If so, who?
My papa Larry Parham, but he has hung his helmet up!!
Special Thanks To: All my sponsors and family and friends and the good lord above for letting me
do what I love to do. Especially my Mom, Nana, and Little sister Taylor for all their love and support.

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