As a child, Tiffany Wizard's father had aspirations of racing but was never allotted the opportunity to fulfill his dream. However, when his young daughter showed an interest in the sport, things were a little different. In fact, curiosity got the best of Tiffany and her father when she was just eight.
Tiffany Wyzard is anticipating success throughout the remainder of the 2013 season.
Tiffany Wyzard is very appreciative of her team, understanding that she couldn't race without them.
Stopping in at a kart shop, they were instantly hooked. He purchased a kart for his daughter, and it's all been about the fast paced sport of racing ever since.
At the age of 12, Tiffany was eager and ready to try her hand at racing something with a little more umph. That in mind, her father gladly invested in a 600 c.c. quarter midget. With a burning passion for speed and stiff competition, the driver manned her first winged sprint car at 18. Now 26-years-old, Wyzard is still engulfed in the sport, and has no intentions of doing anything other than continuing her quest to become a household name in sprint car racing.
When asked about her passion for the sport, Wyzard, explained, "I've been racing for 18 years. It's a huge rush, plus I'm a very competitive person. So there's not a better feeling. I currently run in the MOWA series."
Tiffany Wyzard has aspirations of running in the World of Outlaws series in the future.
Racing in the 410 sprint class, the driver has learned from experience that there are simply seasons that are plagued with problems. That being said, Tiffany Wyzard is currently in the process of trying to overcome such a scenario.
I've only run two races this season," She explained. "We've had motor issues we're trying to work out. We plan on running at east ten more races before the season is over. Normally, we run about 26 to 30 races per season.
Although mechanical issues have plagued Tiffany Wyzard's progress as a driver during the beginning of the 2013 season, she has a bright outlook about her future as a sprint car driver.
I'm assuming I'm not doing so well in the points right now," she continued. "I've only run one MOWA event. It has really been a year of ‘if something is going to go wrong, its going to happen to us'. All drivers have those years," she ensured. "We will bounce back next year; Staying Positive!"
Although plagued with Murphy's Law thus far in the 2013 season, Tiffany Wyzard and her team are still hopeful and looking forward to their upcoming races. "A race I'm looking forward to is Burlington, Iowa," said Wyzard. "It's the 6th and 7th of September. It's always been one of my favorite tracks, and I haven't raced in a few weeks because of engine problems. So it's always exciting to jump back in."
After taking off last year and not too much driving time this season, Wyzard is looking forward to regaining the comfort and confidence that comes with logging time behind the wheel. That being said, she feels the most effective means of reaching this goal, short-term, is frequenting local tracks where she is accustomed to racing.
However, her long-term plans differ a great deal. "Next year, I would like to have a bruiser schedule and try to run about 40 races, including a few Outlaws shows," stated the driver. "I would like to run the Outlaw Nationals in the next couple of years. Eventually I would like to race full time with the Outlaws."
With aspirations of pursuing her racing career, Tiffany Wyzard has put much thought into the elements of being a winner . "Staying focused and motivated," replied the driver when asked the keys to success. "Being consistent! Sponsors are a huge part of racing, so keeping your end of the deal - making sure they are getting exposure and you are promoting their product!"
The driver is also aware of the importance of her team. "Your team is what makes it happen," she ensured. "You can't do it alone. I can't thank them enough for what they do. My dad especially; he's taught me a lot throughout the years. He's always there, no matter what. We build cars and engines together. It's really awesome that I can do that with him."
Experience has also taught Tiffany Wyzard that no aspect of the sport is more important than keeping one's car in optimal running condition. "Maintenance is very important," Wyzard said. "Race cars work better when maintained. My car doesn't hit the track unless all maintenance is complete. It also makes it more safe when you locate issues before they become problems."
In reference to keeping the internal components of her engine contaminant free, she continued, "I run K&N crankcase breathers and sprint air boxes. I also use the K&N filter oil and cleaner. I've been using their product since I've been in sprint cars.
"I love their product. Great Quality," she continued. "Their air boxes do a great job of keeping the dirt out of our engines, which is very important."
With all of her ducks back in a row and a positive attitude, Tiffany Wyzard is anticipating good things to come. When asked what fans can expect from her in the future, Wyzard concluded, "They can expect to see me in the sprint car for the rest of the season, and also a couple of Silver Crown races which will be posted on my web site. I'm very excited to see what the remainder of the season has in store for us."