Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Kyle Locke: A Kid And His Sprint Car

By Chanda Healton

Kyle Locke is a 17 year old Sprint car racer from Quincy, Michigan. He's a young kid with big speed and even larger dreams and he is our Thursday Thunder Driver of the week!

1) How did you get started in racing and what series or tracks do you race on regularly?

My brother raced before I did and I really like to go fast so I bought my own car an

d moved up through the ranks. Now I have a sprint car and race mainly with the GLSS (Great Lakes Super Sprints) and at Buttler Motor Speedway

2) Tell me a little about your car number and how you chose it?
I race a 360ci Sprint car but will also be running a 410ci Sprint cat some nights My Car number is 3 because I have always had  the number 3 as all my sports numbers in the past. 

3) Who sponsors you and why are they special to you?
 Sponsors: TLC Auto Collision They do a great paint job on my car!

Expressions Photography: They do an awesome job creating my hero cards and they are also in the process of making my team a website.

Locke Masonry Throws most of the money at my car and keeps our racing program alive

5 Star Sprinkling systems.

Miss Print Apparel and Design: Creates coo; designs and shirts for our team

And a Special thanks to the people who help me on and off the track Kevin Toboiski, David Williams, my Mom and Dad and Guy Bassage.

4) Who has been your biggest support throughout your career? 

My biggest support throughout my career has definitely been my parents, they foot most if my bills for my hobby and always influence me positively to do better!

5) Is there a famous race car driver you like to compare yourself to? Who and why? If you don't compare yourself. to another racer, who has been your racing inspiration and why?

Someone I look up to in the racing world would e Kyle Larson. He is a heck of a driver and can win in any type of racecar.

6) What was the scariest moment in your career and did. it change the way you race?

My scariest moment so far was flipping in a micro sprint. The accident didn't really change my style of driving because that's racing and these things happen no matter how a driver drives.

7) What advice would you give a young kid wanting to be a race car driver?
If any young kids are trying to race, I would tell them to follow your dream! Racing is obviously expensive but also a great way to make new friends and have a lot of fun.

8) If you weren't driving a race car, what do you think you would be doing with your life?

Outside of Racing, I am an outdoors activist. If I weren't racing, I would do more hunting and fishing.
9) What is your biggest moment in your racing career?

My biggest racing moment would be clinching my 1st championship in a micro sprint at Buttler Motor speedway.

10) Where do you see yourself in 10 years and what will it take to get there?

10 years from now I'd like to be racing still just on a larger scale maybe with the Allstars or World of Outlaws.

To learn more visit Locke Motorsports Facebook page

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