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UserName: Grasshopper

Real Name: Austin "Grasshopper" Fullerton

Hometown: Chelsea, OK

Tracks Where I Race: Lebanon I44-Speedway

Non-Racing Hobbies: Working on my Race Car.

 

Classes I've Raced: Can-Am Kart, Minicup, Baby Grand, Late Model

Classes I Currently Race: Pro Late Model

My Personal Website: http://www.grasshopperracing.net

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Austin “Grasshopper” Fullerton is well known around the tracks where he began his driving career with Can-Am Kart series at the age of 11. By the time he finished his first season, he had 5 wins and placed 2nd for end of year points in 2007. Austin moved on to Minicup in 2008 racing in Regional's and chasing points on National level. His list of wins has grown to include impressive finishes at a local track as 2008 Minicup Champion and "Rookie of the Year". He also took 2008 Minicup Champion and "Rookie of the Year" for Regional's and fourth place finish with MMRA Nationals. In 2009 he took away the honors for Jr. Pro Baby Grand National Champion and “Rookie of the Year” for MMRA and 2009 Jr. Pro Baby Grand Regional Champion. Austin in 2010 stayed in the top five for a second place finish for Regional's and fourth place finish for MMRA Nationals in the Pro Baby Grand division. 2011 Austin wins Lebanon I-44 Speedway, Missouri "Rookie of the Year" award in Pro Late Model under banner ASA Racing. 2012 finish 8th in Monster Energy Chase for the Cup. 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series finished 4th state standings for the season with 18 Starts, 2 Wins, 10 Top-5's, 13 Top-10's at Lebanon I-44 Speedway, Missouri. He also finished 4th in the Monster Energy Chase for the Cup local level at Lebanon I-44 Speedway. 2nd Place finish in 2013 Speed51 Late Model Most Popular Driver.
Austin is an 2014 graduate  from Chelsea, Oklahoma with dedication and focus, a hard worker, who's an honor student and was on the academic bowl team since 5th grade. 2013 he was on the National Honor Society as Vice President and one of the Captain's on the Chelsea High School Football team. Austin has always made it a priority to know his vehicle inside and out, he attributes much of his success to his ability to communicate effectively with his Crew Chief/Spotter Mike Slone. He sees himself as part of a team and competes to win, not just for himself, but for his Papa (Roy Sumter) car owner and his family. He knows his goal cannot be achieved without hard work and dedication in his daily life both on and off the track. Family is important to Austin, when he isn’t racing, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Austin is hoping for another successful and safe year in 2014. He owes all of his thanks to his (Papa) Roy Sumter, for getting him started in this sport. Be a competitive force in racing’s premier series.

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