Randy and Racin’
Took my first ride in a go kart 1959 at five years old. Back then it was called a track rabbit. It was my brothers kart and I could not reach the brake when it came time to stop. My brother had to grab the rear bumper and pull me to a stop.
Started racing quarter midgets in 1962 at my parents go kart track (Linden Valley Raceway) and raced them for two years. In 1964 raced my first kart at our home track. Began racing other tracks in 1966. Dart Kart Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio-Hasselbach Kart Track in Fremont-Crescent Raceway in Toledo, Ohio.
In 1967 I raced my first big race. It was the Winternationals in Barnesville, GA and finished 5th in Modified Jr.
1969 was Winternational Champ at Barnesville IKF Winternationals in Reed Jr. and finished 3rd at the IKF Grand Nationals in Camden, Ohio in Reed Jr.
1972 began racing B-Limited in WKA finishing top fives at National and Winternational events for the next few years.
Began racing Enduros in the late 70s. Never had much success but had a whole lot of fun.
Last competitive race was 1988 in Charlotte driving a Sprint Sit UP kart for Chuck West.
Have been a racing enthusiast since I was 5 years old. Attended the Daytona 500 with my parents from 1963 for the next 10 years.
Attended my first Indy 500 in 1974 won by Johnny Rutherford.
Racing Heroes Johnny Rutherford and Ricky Rudd.
My Top Karting Driver of all Time Kyle Adkins
Favorite karting track Dart Kart Speedway Mansfield, Ohio (and naturally Kugler Raceway Park)
Favorite racing memory winning Barnesville in 1969 beating karting legend Randy Fulks