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Austin Reed Racing Has a Stellar Overall 2012 Legend Car Season

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Austin Reed and the number 14 Approved Memory/K&N Legends Cars
Austin Reed and the number 14 Approved Memory/K&N Legends Cars
Back in July of this year Bakersfield native, Austin Reed was California Dreaming about a win in the Legends Big Money 100 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Reed says he plans on spending the rest of 2012 gaining as much Late Model driving experience as possible in preparation for next season.
Reed says he plans on spending the rest of 2012 gaining as much Late Model driving experience as possible in preparation for next season.
Surely he had earned that right, Reed started racing when he was 12-years-old and he's winning championships in off-road Trophy Trucks and Legend cars ever since. Now 18, Reed drives for his NASCAR winning car owner father, and successful business entrepreneur Dave Reed. The young up and comer kicked-off his 2012 season in strong fashion, picking up a win in his number 14 Approved Memory/K&N Legends Car at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, California in the middle of February. He followed that up with a solid showing in Las Vegas during the Sprint Cup weekend.

After graduating Frontier High School in Bakersfield with honors this year, Reed illustrated his determination and comment to racing by moving across the country to Mooresville, North Carolina for the summer to compete in the NOS Energy Legend Car Semi-Pro division of the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series.
The K&N sponsored driver started 2012 off strong earning a Legends Car victory at Willow Springs International Raceway.
The K&N sponsored driver started 2012 off strong earning a Legends Car victory at Willow Springs International Raceway.
While the series is a ten race super-series, the highlight of the schedule is the Big Money 100, the largest event in grassroots racing, which plants the nation's best Legend Car racers center stage in the heart of NASCAR country. However, even though he was one of the fastest drivers each week leading up to the marquee event at Charlotte Motor Speedway, things didn't pan out as planned for Reed.

"In the Big Money 100 unfortunately we were unable to compete in the A-main," Reed remarked. "I caught some bad luck racing in a transfer position and lost the spots during the heat races. Although we stayed for the night and helped the team cars fight their way to top-5 finish."

Overall Reed says "2012 has been a great year of racing we've had 28 top-10's, 17 top-5 finishes, and one win in the Legend Car. I have also been testing a Late Model to race in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) on the east coast." Reed recently competed in Late Model Super Limited series at Hickory Motor Speedway finishing 5th.

"I think my main goal for the remainder of the season is just to gain experience in a Late Model in preparation to go racing next year," Reed adds. "We are racing the Legends Oval Asphalt Nationals in Atlanta October 24th-27th, along with the Legends Road Course World Nationals in Las Vegas December 5th-8th. We are going to be racing a hand full of Spears SRL Southwest Tour races next year too, along with the PASS Series here in the South east. We will of course be racing Legends all over the country next year but primarily in the Southeast. I am also attending my first year of College here in North Carolina."

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