KCCS Standing: 23rd
Car Number: 51
Hometown: Des Moines, IA
Bio: David returns for his thirteenth season of racing at Knoxville in 2014. He is hoping to compete as a rookie in the 410 class. In 2013, equipment issues kept him out of the point race. One of the first to lend a fellow driver a hand, David has been named the “Sportsman of the Year” an unprecedented three times at Knoxville.
David has been one of the top runners in the 360 class, and has improved since his first full sprint season in 2002. David started racing karts at age 12, and progressed on to stock cars and even some trans-am style road racing. Highlights included an IKF regional championship in 2000, and track championships in 1985 and 2000.
David’s steady improvement in the sprints culminated in a 5th place finish at the 2005 360 Nationals (one spot out of a transfer to the finale). In 2006, he did one better, winning the B main and qualifying for the big show in August, finishing 17th. He recorded another pair of second place finishes that season.
He used consistency in 2007 to finish a career-high 5th in the season standings. David registered two seconds, four top fives, and eight top tens that season. In 2008, David was the highest local finisher (11th) in the final BRODIX Tournament of Champions run at Knoxville. Despite missing some shows, he registered a pair of runner-up finishes, just missing on his first win in 2009. 2011 found him back in the top ten in the standings. He hopes to compete as a Rookie in the 410 class in 2014.
360 point standing by year:
2012 - 11th, 2011 - 9th, 2009 - 11th, 2008 – 11th, 2007 – 5th, 2006 – 11th, 2005 – 10th, 2004 – 18th, 2003 – 24th, 2002 – 27th
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