Weekly Racing Heroes: Robbie Comer


Robby Comer

Weekly Racing Heroes will be a regular feature on InsideDirtRacing.com throughout the 2019 racing season. These pieces will focus on drivers in east Tennessee who race on a weekly basis at the tracks of this region. Here, drivers will answer three questions that will provide fans with a look into the lives of their favorite weekly competitors. 

Driver: Robbie Comer

Hometown: LaFollette, Tenn.

Class: Modified Street

Robbie Comer is a racer through and through. The 41-year-old driver has won scores of track championships in multiple classes and hopes to add even more in the coming seasons.

What got you started in racing?

“My uncle, Johnny Rector, I used to go when I was four or five years old and watch him race at Crossville. About 14 years ago he started helping me a little bit and because of him I’m where I’m at today knowledge wise.

“I started off in a Street Stock at Atomic Speedway. But I really like 411. I’ve won 99 features here and a total of 110 at all tracks. I also won six consecutive track championships here.”

What is the goal you want to achieve in racing?

“I would like to be racing in Supers and making a living racing instead of having to work. Doing what you love is not really work. If you’re making a living doing what you love you’re not really working and I love racing.”

What keeps you coming back week after week?

“The love of it. I don’t have any help working on the car so I get everything ready by myself but I have help once I get to the track. I love running wide open down into those corners.”

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