Despite only racing a total of 16 races during two partial seasons in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Justin Bolton has 4 Top 15's, 11 Top 10's, including 6 Top 5's and is a 2-time winner at Hickory Motor Speedway in NC. A lack of funding has caused a temporary interruption in his racing career. Justin currently attends UNC in Charlotte, NC majoring in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Motorsports. After graduating in 2017, it is still a goal to drive and compete at the top levels in NASCAR. If you share the desire, respect, and love of the sport of racing, as much as Justin does, you could showcase your company using the exciting sport of NASCAR. See the Sponsor Info Page for more information.
In the meantime, Justin competes at the pro level on iRacing (the on-line racing simulator sanctioned by NASCAR) to keep his racing skills sharp. Keep checking "The Latest" column above for the racing results as he competes in the iRacing NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series - the top level of the NASCAR iRacing.com series.
Justin will be racing in the Mobil 1 Virtual Showdown with Tony Stewart - pitting Tony against 40 of iRacing's top sim racers at Pocono Raceway.
This hour-long event will be broadcast LIVE across Twitch, YouTube, and iRacing.com/live on Thursday, July 28th at 6:30PM ET, featuring real-world footage of Tony Stewart as he races his virtual Stewart-Haas Racing Mobil 1 Chevrolet. Don't miss it! http://www.iracing.com/mobil1/.
Justin’s first season of racing in the NASCAR sanctioned limited late models was at Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, NC during the 2013 season. Asphalt racing is a unique sport where races and even practice costs thousands of dollars. The family was able to fund 6 races and Justin came through with impressive results – (1) Top 10; (5) Top 5’s including (2) wins.
Prior to racing late models, Justin raced in the INEX sanctioned Legend Car series in the Semi-Pro Division.
At the end of the 2012 season, Justin in just his first year:
• Ranked 9th out of over 390 Semi-Pro drivers in the US
• Out of 45 races, Justin had 26 top 10's with 10 wins
• Rookie of the Year at Lake Erie Speedway, PA
• Finished 4th in points in the Winter Heat Series held on the road course at Charlotte Motor Speedway
• 2012 PA State Champion on asphalt and road courses
• 2012 Race of Champions winner
• Promoted to Pro for the 2013 season
For the 2014 race season, Justin raced a Late Model in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series for 10 races at Hickory Motor Speedway with (4) Top 15’s; (4) Top 10’s and (1) Top 5. Even with only racing 10 races, Justin was awarded a NASCAR Top 500 Certificate for ranking within the top 500 of drivers from all over the U.S. competing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.
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