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UserName: 1stplaceace

Real Name: Austin Edwards age 12

Hometown: Mentone, CA

Tracks Where I Race: Madera Speedway, Orange show Speedway, Havasu 95 speedway, Bullring at Vegas

Non-Racing Hobbies: Quads, skiing, swimming, piano, boating


Classes I've Raced: Kid karts, Bandoleros, Southwest Tour Trucks

Classes I Currently Race: 51FIFTY JR Late Model, Mini Stock

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Youngest Southwest Tour Truck driver at age 9

2016 51FIFTY JR Late Model on MAVTV

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My name is Austin Edwards, and I am 12 years old. I started racing when I was 5 and drove a go kart until I was 8. I've seen many crashes, but not as bad as one of them. My first year in the Bandolero, I qualified second at Irwindale, but then running straight into another car in the corner, I went upside down. I came back out of the car with no harm and went home, fixed the car, got back on track. I'm sure many people would like to race, unless you don't like going fast. When you get really fast, you get a really, really tight feeling. If no one's okay with that then you'd need to go super slow, and you wouldn't win. I've even asked other drivers if that was normal, and it was normal. It took a little to get used to it. The biggest thing I've done in racing was raise $3000 for YAPS! That was just in three months! I went to YAPS one day, and thought these animals needed help, so I decided to start helping. Since my 9th birthday, I have raised $17,400 total for YAPS. I am hoping to keep raising more money for YAPS and no kill shelters everywhere.


Primary Ride

51FIFTY JR Late Model  

Backup Ride(s)

 Mini Stock

View Schedule For: 2017 | 2016 | 2014

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Austin has been driving whatever he could get his hands on since the age of 3. He can drive a boat, a tractor, or a tow truck. He is a quiet, laid back kid with a hidden sense of humor. He loves his family, friends and most of all RACING!

Racing accomplishments: 2010 Kid Kart Champion at Adams Motorsports Park

2011 Summer Shootout Champion at Adams Motorsports Park

2012 SoCal Sprinters Champion

2013/2014 Bandolero Bandit Champion at Havasu 95 Speedway

2015 Orange Show Speedway Bandolero Champion

2015  California State Bandolero Champion