KCCS Standing: 32nd
Car Number: 10
Hometown: Polk City, IA
Bio: Matt Moro’s dream of a Knoxville track championship was realized in 2008, twelve years after he was the 360 Rookie of the Year in 1996.
Matt started in the kart ranks in 1993 before his jump to sprint cars. Following his year in the 360’s, he jumped to the 410 class in 1997 driving for father and fellow racer, Tony. His prowess in the 360 class remained, as he took one of the 2000 360 Nationals prelims, finishing second to Wayne Johnson in the finale. He also finished that season with his highest 410 season finish (3rd).
Matt competed from 2001-2003 as an owner/driver (two years in the 410 class) before joining forces with legendary car owners, Gil and Donnie Sonner in 2004. They partnered on a top five point run that season, including a fourth place run with the World of Outlaws in July. The partnership would last through 2006, before Matt would reassume owner/driver duties, this time with the 360’s.
In 2009, Matt qualified for a top ten point standing for the third consecutive year in the 360 class, and was named 360 “Junior Fan Club” Driver of the Year for the third time. The last two seasons have been strong ones seeing Matt finish third in the standings in 2011 and was the runner-up in 2012 when he picked up another feature win.
410 point standing by year:
2006 – 11th, 2005 – 9th, 2004 – 5th, 2002 – 18th, 2001 – 18th, 2000 – 3rd, 1999- 5th, 1998 – 18th, 1997 – 19th
360 point standing by year:
2014 - 10th, 2013 - 6th, 2012 - 2nd, 2011 - 3rd, 2010 - 8th, 2009 - 10th, 2008 – 1st, 2007 – 3rd, 2003 – 12th, 1996 – 13th
Owner: VanderEcken Motor$port$
Crew: Howard Albright, Roy, Scott Parker, Bill Kain, Kenny Ennis, Sydney Renfro, Shane Buck, Anthony Moro, Tara Moro, Maci Moro and Tom Creason
Sponsors: Casey's, Karl Chevrolet, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powder coating & Blasting, DMIP, Academy Roofing, The Rib Shack and Keller & Associates