2014 will mark the 27th year of racing sprint cars for John. The 1988 Knoxville 360 Rookie of the Year placed ninth in the point standings in his first year. The veteran has been racing virtually all his life, having started in the quarter midgets at age five. He also piloted mini-sprints, Formula Fords, pavement late models, and has even driven a Winston Cup car for Petty Enterprises at Charlotte, North Carolina.
John tries to shake his bad fortunes of the last few seasons, and seeks his first career win at Knoxville, having five top fives and fifteen top tens in his career.
410 point standing by year:
1993 – 27th, 1989 – 17th
360 point standing by year:
2008 – 21st, 2007 – 12th, 2005 – 21st, 1988 – 9th
Darrell Bonesteel, Steve Lindell, Mark Aaron, Cass Page, Cole Page
Body by Vi, Maxim Racing, APC Emmert Metal Fabricators, Marion Dairy Queen, Seal-It International, Thompson Aero Service