We at InsideDirtRacing.com recognize the contributions made to the sport of dirt racing by those who race in the support classes each week at our local tracks. Their work, dedication and sacrifice are just as great as those who compete in the Late Model divisions. As a result, we hope to shine a spotlight on one of those unsung heroes each week of this season by having them answer eight questions as well as provide other information.
This week’s driver is David Price
David Price is one of the top Street Stock drivers in the east Tennessee region. To prove that, he won the track championship for that division during the 2013 season at the 411 Motor Speedway in his first year on the Seymour track. The 35-year-old Maryville resident plans are to continue in that class in 2014.
Price is following in the racing footsteps of his father, who got him involved in the sport at an early age.
1. How long have you been in racing?
“I’ve been in it since I was 9, but I’ve been driving since I was 14. I started driving in the Pinto class and I did that for three years. My dad started racing when I was 9 and I used to go help him is how I got started.”
2. Why the Street Stocks class?
“My dad ran in Modified Street and it got too expensive for him so he built some Street Stocks. I just built one to race with him, and that’s what we’ve been in ever since.”
3. The best thing about being a race car driver is____.
“Putting on a good show for the people who come out to see us. That’s big excitement for me is to see the fans and how they react to the show we put on.”
4. Your best moment in racing came when ____.
“That would be my first win at the Atomic Speedway in the last year it was open.”
5. My biggest dream in racing would be _____.
“I guess that would be to drive a car that I didn’t have to work on or pay for, having a sponsored ride.”
6. What other racer do you admire?
“The guy I admired most was my dad.”
7. What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re away from the track?
“I like to go fishing for whatever is biting.”
8. If I wasn’t racing I would be ____.
Well, I’d probably be fishing if I wasn’t racing.”