Back in 2011 we reported that Arnold Motorsports’ sisters, Haley and Miranda, were opening their inaugural USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour at Malden Speedway in Malden, Missouri. Haley was 18 and entering her third season, while at the time 15-year-old Miranda was starting her second season. With the paint still wet on 2013, we have an update. “This year I will be the only one racing, because Haley has a fulltime college schedule as she is majoring in Engineering,” says Miranda.
In 2012 Miranda Arnold finished the ASCS Warrior Region championship in 5th overall
From the time she started racing ATV motocross back in 2007 Miranda has exhibited a very clear aptitude for motorsport competition. She raced ATV’s for a couple of years and racked up several championships and 21 race wins. In 2009 she won her first main feature event at age 13, at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri. In 2010 she even bested her older sister by one position in the 305 Sprint car points standings at LA Raceway in LaMonte, Missouri. Both finished in the top-ten that season. Miranda also won the Rookie of the Year at Double-X Speedway in California, Missouri.
Like so many successful young competitors the Sedalia, Missouri natives have racing in their DNA blueprint. Their father, Bryan, both their grandfathers, as well as, their uncle were racer car drivers. After sharing virtually the same race schedule with Haley for the past few years, Miranda is prepped to go it alone this year.
“Overall our 2012 season ended well,” reports Miranda. “Throughout the season we had our ups and downs, but ended the season with a strong 4th place finish at Valley Speedway. After following the ASCS Warrior Region I ended up 5th in the point’s championship.”
Miranda will race the 2013 ASCS schedule without her older sister Haley
Miranda lists the 4th place finish at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Missouri as an inspirational highlight from last season, as she was battling with Tony Stewart throughout the race. It’s that kind of performance that motivates Miranda to work even harder.
“I think I do more work in the offseason trying to get everything ready than I do during race season,” she says. “I know that sounds crazy, but there is a lot of preparation that goes into getting a chassis put together, getting the trailer prepped and getting tires ready. On top of the racing, I also work at my parents business Mid-Mo Auto Sales.”
“For the 2013 season we plan on following the ASCS schedule and hopefully we will be traveling to some different tracks to try to gain more knowledge and experience.”
At the time this story was being put together the ASCS had not yet released a 2013 schedule. “My first race should be around the end of March or the very beginning of April,” Miranda adds.
Haley and Miranda have been racing for quite sometime and happened to Join K&N for the 2011 Sprint Car Season
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