Drivers

Nate Van Haaften





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KCCS Standing:

5th

Points:

4278

Class:

360

Car Number:

3

Hometown:

Otley, IA

Age:

33

Career Feature Wins (360):

5

Knoxville Feature Wins (360):

5

Chassis:

Maxim

Engine:

Ostrich

Bio:

2015 was Nate’s tenth full season competing at Knoxville. It was his best to date. Despite his championship hopes being damaged by a nasty crash midseason, he ended up second in the point race. It was the fourth time in a row, that the 360 veteran finished in the top five in points. The Van Haaften Racing #3 team was named 360 Owner of the Year.

Nate's first Knoxville 360 win came in 2011 and he now has a total of four. Nate was the “Junior Fan Club Driver of the Year” in 2010, and was named “Most Improved” in the 360 class after the 2011 season.

Before getting into the sprint cars, Nate’s success in go-karts included consecutive point championships at the Newton Kart Klub in Open Kage Kart and Junior Kage Kart classes. He also took multiple IKF season point championships and recorded multiple runner-up finishes in IKF and KART Nationals events.

360 point standing by year:

2015 - 2nd, 2014 - 5th, 2013 - 3rd, 2012 - 3rd, 2011 - 6th, 2010 - 12th, 2009 - 14th, 2008 – 17th, 2007 – 21st, 2006 – 24th

Owner:

Van Haaften Racing

Crew:

Matt Blom, Kevin Van Haaften, Mark Van Haaften, Allison Van Haaften, Rus Engle, Jon Myer

Sponsors:

VHR Used Cars, Van Haaften Racing, Inc., Slideways Karting Center