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UserName: MitchelldeJong

Real Name: Mitchell deJong

Hometown: Temecula, CA

Tracks Where I Race: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Glen Helen Raceway, Firebird Raceway, Speedworld, Toyota Speedway Irwindale, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Orange Show Speedway

Non-Racing Hobbies: iRacing, Traxxas R/C cars, Editing

 

Classes I've Raced: Rotax go-karts, Jr.and Modified off road trucks, Legend Cars! Pro Buggy

Classes I Currently Race: Pro Buggy and Legends

My Personal Website: http://www.mitchelldejong.com

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Legend Race Toyota Speedway

450 Modified Kart racing in the Lucas Oil Off Road Race Series 2011

2011 heading to staging for my race.

My name is Mitchell deJong. I’m 14 years old and have been racing since I was 5 years old. I started racing go-karts and still drive go-karts to keep my skills sharp. For the past 4 years I have transitioned into off-road trucks and recently, Legends cars. This season, 2012, I was approved to race in the pro buggy class even though I'm 2 years younger than the legal age. My goal is to become a race champion like my heroes, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Travis Pastrana and of course my Dad, Vince DeJong. Once I’m at the highest level, I can use my talents to hold celebrity events to offer rides to kids who have illnesses, giving them a chance to experience something exciting and special.
 
When I’m not racing and my schoolwok is done you can find me spending time with my dad prepping my race vehicles, or building and racing TRAXXAS R/C cars. I’m a 8th grade student in Temecula, CA and have maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout my education.  I spend a lot of time at my parents business, DeJong Off Road Mfg., where they design and manufacture some of the coolest off road vehicles and develop components for the race, medical and aerospace industries in the machine shop.
 
The 2010 season was AWESOME. I hit the podium 9 of 15 off-road races with 4 wins! Legends went great too, with 5 podiums of 5 races, including 2 wins, ALL against adult racers! In 2009, I won the TORC Off-Road championship and battled for wins at the Lucas Oil Series resulting in a 5th place season.

 

 

Primary Ride

 I currently race:

  • Pro Buggy off road car
  • A Legend Car on oval and road course tracks

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 8 CHAMPIONSHIPS!  5 YEARS!

2007   ON-ROAD        Apex Open Karting Championship – Perris, California
2007   OFF-ROAD      CORR Trophy Kart Championship – West Series
2008   OFF-ROAD      LEMX Championship – Lake Elsinore, CA
2008   OFF-ROAD      BITD Primm Desert Race Championship
2009   OFF-ROAD      Traxxas Off Road Race Series Championship
2010   OFF-ROAD      Lucas Oil Off Road Championship
2011   OFF-ROAD.    Lucas Oil Off Road Championship
2011  OFF-ROAD.    Arizona Short Course Championship