Once again, Austin got to do his favorite thing this weekend; Start in the
back and drive to the front.
In a racing weekend stacked with the top national drivers and plagued with
incident, Austin at least had the opportunity have some fun and grab a lot
With 35 to 40 drivers starting each race there was plenty of competition.
Saturday’s racing found Austin starting 23 in Komet and 40th (last position) in
the Yamaha Feature Races. He would end up 7th in the Komet race and 6th in
the Yamaha. That’s 16 passes in Komet and 34 passes in Yamaha!
He would then do it all again on Sunday. After a locked up wheel bearing
prevented him from qualifying Yamaha, he would start 9th in the LCQ and take
the win. That put him starting 36th and finishing 10th in the pre-main. He
went on to finish 4th in the Yamaha Feature after being shuffled back to
16th on the start. Komet wasn’t any different. After being spun at the start
of the pre-main, he would go on to start 33rd in main and would make another
23 passes to finish 10th.
“I think the fact that one way or another we ended up in the back of every
single race with such huge fields and still managed to pull out top 10
finishes in all of them, and even a podium, says a great deal about the Arrow
Chassis and Comet Motors.” Says Austin. “Our NASCAR program doesn’t allow us
the opportunity to do any testing with Karts and motors. We just show up in
time to race and have to figure everything out during each element. You
can’t expect to win against these guys without investing the time. These
guys are the best of the best. I am just grateful that KartSport, Comet and
AKR continue to provide me such great support to allow me to at least
showcase their products. I think we proved beyond a doubt that they have
“There are a few drivers out there that worked really well with
me during the events. I want to express my gratitude to them. Thanks guys!
It’s always cool drafting with really good drivers.”
“That kid never ceases to impress. This weekend, he put on the greatest
driving display I have ever seen in this series. Everywhere we go, one way
or another he puts on a show.” Say Mike Ramirez of AKR. I am grateful to be
able to work with this kid.”
Austin returns to NASCAR Racing this weekend as he competes in the NASCAR
Whelen All-American Series Late Model and Modified Divisions in Central Texas.