Driver Bios

(Alphabetical Order by First Name)


Alexander Pate 

Team Name:  APR
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  March 2016
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie
Favorite Part About Racing:  Meeting new people & making new friends
Hometown:  Marion, AR
Favorite Driver:   Kyle Busch
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:   Going to school & playing legos
Unusual Fact About Driver:   Alex has been taking things apart and sometimes putting them back together since he was able to sit up.


Bella Garmon

Team Name:  BoroBoys Racing #95
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  February 2017
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie
Favorite Part About Racing:  Beating the boys and winning.
Hometown:  Murfreesboro, TN
Favorite Driver:   Danica Patrick
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:   Gymnastics, flips on the trampoline, cheerleading, playing with friends.
Unusual Fact About Driver:   Bella is very outgoing and also goes by "Bella Boo Boo" and "Bella Bella Beast"


Blaine Akin 

Team Name:  Akin Motorsports
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  July 2013
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie, Jr Honda, Hvy Honda, Hvy 160, Heavy WF
Favorite Part About Racing:  Winning!
Hometown:  Bowling Green, KY
Favorite Driver:   Jimmie Johnson
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:   Basketball, Baseball
Unusual Fact About Driver:   Blaine has been around a racetrack his entire life - it's part of who he is today. 


Ben Norris

Team Name:  Norris Motorsports
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  2014
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie, Jr Honda, Hvy Honda, Hvy 160, Hvy WF
Favorite Part About Racing:  Winning, meeting new people, spending time with new families
Hometown:  Decatur, AL
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:  Traxxas racing, swimming, football, biking, spending time with dad working on cars
Unusual Fact About Driver:  Ben wants to be a firefighter

 


Boston Oliver

Team Name:  Boston Oliver Racing (BOR)
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  February 2015
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie, Jr Honda
Favorite Part About Racing: "I just love everything about racing. 
I think everybody should do this sport.

Hometown:  Murfreesboro, TN
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:  Spending time with my family
Unusual Fact About Driver:  "I want to be a singer and am being influenced by one of my close friends, Chris Young. 


Bradley Swift

Team Name:  Swift Motorsports - Race #85
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  January 2014
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie, Jr Honda, Sr Honda, Lt 160, Lt WF
Favorite Part About Racing:  Speed and making new friends
Hometown:  Nashville, TN
Favorite Driver:   Jimmie Johnson
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:  Video games, swimming, riding his bike, basketball, track/cross-country & snow-boarding/skateboarding.
Unusual Fact About Driver:  Bradley has been flying airplanes since he was old enough to hold onto the stick and enjoys steep turns and inverted flight.  He ventured from the family sport to pursue car racing on his own.


Brodie Garmon
Team Name:  BoroBoys Racing #95
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  February 2017
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie
Favorite Part About Racing:  Winning and playing football between races and practice.
Hometown:  Murfreesboro, TN
Favorite Driver:   Dale Earnhart, JR
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:   Baseball, Football and rooting for UT
Unusual Fact About Driver:   Brodie is very funny & quick witted and a natural athlete.  He also goes by "B-dog", "Bro" and "Bro-Man"


Bryce King
 

Team Name:  CJK Motorsports
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  April 2016
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie
Favorite Part About Racing:  Having fun with all of it
Hometown:  Kouts, IN
Favorite Driver:   Dylan Fetcho (former MCQMRA driver and current driver for Big Machine Records)
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:   RC racing
Unusual Fact About Driver:   Bryce is a strong comedian with witty comments on a regular basis.


Bryson Shaffer

Team Name:  Bryson Shaffer Motorsports
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  August 2011
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie, Jr Honda, Jr Animal, Sr Honda, Heavy Honda, Light 160, Heavy 160, Hvy WF, Mod WF
Favorite Part About Racing:  Winning
Hometown:  Jackson, TN
Favorite Driver:   Rico Abreu
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:  Football


Charlie Jackson

Team Name:  Jackson Racing
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  August 2014
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie
Favorite Part About Racing:  Going fast
Hometown:  Winchester, TN
Favorite Driver:   Jimmy Owens
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:  Working on cars with dad and playing outside
Unusual Fact About Driver:  Charlie loves to go dirt track racing.  Each weekend he isn't quarter midget racing he can be found at the local dirt track helping his dad and BoBo

 


Chase Johnson

Team Name:  Chase Johnson Motorsports
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  2011
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie, Jr Honda, Jr Animal, Sr Honda, Light 160, Hvy Honda, Hvy 160, Hvy WF
Favorite Part About Racing:  Winning
Hometown:  Mt Juliet, TN
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:  Swimming
Unusual Fact About Driver:  In the past 3 years (as of June 2015), Chase has a combined total of 33 poles and wins.
 

 


Chase Walls

Team Name:  Walls Motorsports
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  March 2016
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie
Favorite Part About Racing:  Winning
Hometown:  Smyrna, TN
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:  Camping
Favorite Driver:   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Unusual Fact About Driver:  Chase is a 4th generation race car driver.  His Dad, PawPaw and Great Papa all drove under the #4.
 


Dalton Dowdy

Team Name:  Dalton Dowdy Motorsports
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  April 2012
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie, Jr Honda, Jr Animal, Light 160, Sr Honda
Favorite Part About Racing:  Driving fast, winning trophies and spending time with racing friends
Hometown:  Madison, AL
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:  Playing XBox and riding bikes
Favorite Driver:   Kyle Busch
Unusual Fact About Driver:  Dalton has his own personal trainer 
 


Dylan Jones

Team Name:  JRT - Jones Racing Team
Month/Year Driver Began QM RacingJune 2014
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie, Heavy Honda, Hvy WF
Favorite Part About Racing:  Bringing my family together for a WIN!
Hometown:  Smyrna, TN
Favorite Driver:   Kasey Kahne
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:   Baseball
Unusual Fact About Driver:   Though Dylan is easy going, he's very competitive on the track.  He has loved racing long before he could even spell "race".  He is a great big brother and an all around fun kid to be with.
 


Jackson Boone

Team Name:  Boone Racing Team
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie, Jr Honda, Sr Honda, Hvy Honda, Light 160, Hvy 160, World Formula, FLAGMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE!
Favorite Part About Racing:  Adrenaline rush!
Hometown:  Franklin, TN
Favorite Driver:   Kyle Busch
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:   Building and working on things such as RC cars
Unusual Fact About Driver:   Jackson enjoys flagging races as much as he loves racing in them.
 


Justin Bruce

Team Name:  D12 Motorsports
Month/Year Driver Began QM RacingMay 2014
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie, Senior Honda
Favorite Part About Racing:  Going fast and winning
Hometown:  Franklin, TN
Favorite Driver:   Tony Stewart
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:   Football and basketball
Unusual Fact About Driver:   Justin won a basketball and football championship in 2013
 

 


Lewis Forsythe

Team Name:  Lewis Forsythe Motorsports
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  March 2015
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie, Jr Honda, Sr Honda
Favorite Part About Racing:  Driving fast and spending time with my dad
Hometown:  Chapmansboro, TN
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:    Playing video games
Unusual Fact About Driver:   Lewis is a 4th generation race car driver
 


Maksim Laney

Team Name:  Laney Racers
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  February 2017
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie
Favorite Part About Racing:  "I like getting my picture taken and being famous"
Hometown:  Mt. Juliet, TN
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:  Playing with Godzilla

 


Marek Laney
 

Team Name:  Laney Racers
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  February 2017
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie
Favorite Part About Racing:  Getting challenged by other drivers and working on my lines
Hometown:  Mt. Juliet, TN
Favorite Driver:   Kyle Busch
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:   Playing XBox and eating dinner with the family after racing.
Unusual Fact About Driver:   Marek has a strong work ethic for his age.


Mikiah Laney
 

Team Name:  Laney Racers
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  February 2017
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie
Favorite Part About Racing:  WInning
Hometown:  Mt. Juliet, TN
Favorite Driver:   Mikiah's Uncle Rod who races in Michigan.
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:   Girlfriends
Unusual Fact About Driver:  
 


Pierce Lockhart

Team Name:  Lockhart Racing
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  July 2013
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie, Jr Honda, Sr Honda
Favorite Part About Racing:  Reverse victory laps
Hometown:  Knoxville, TN
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:   Basketball
Unusual Fact About Driver:   Pierce likes to nap in the car before a race.


Robert Edward Taylor III (Robby)

Team Name:  Taylor Motorsports
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  June 2013
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie, Jr Honda
Favorite Part About Racing:  Having fun
Hometown:  Hermitage, TN
Favorite Driver:  Jimmie Johnson
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:  Football and baseball
 


Sam Mazzo

Team Name:  Team 31 Racing
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  August 2013
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie, Jr Honda, Sr Honda, Hvy Honda, Sr Animal
Favorite Part About Racing:  New friends and passing other cars
Hometown:  Burns, TN
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:  Playing guitar
Unusual Fact About Driver:  Sam is an award-winning artist
 


Shi Climer

Team Name:  Shi Climer Racing
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  April 2015
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie
Favorite Part About Racing:  New friends and passing other cars
Hometown:  Murfreesboro, TN
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:  Playing basketball, fishing
Unusual Fact About Driver:  Shi is a 4th generation racer following in her granddad,
Papa and her moms footsteps.


Travis Oliver

Team Name:  TPO Racing
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  June 2013
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie, Sr Honda, Hvy Honda, Hvy World Formula
Favorite Part About Racing:  Loves the speed on the track and the competition
Hometown:  Bowling Green, KY
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:  Playing video games and computers
Unusual Fact About Driver:  Travis has attended a special school for gifted and talented students since third grade. He loves science, math and computers. He writes code and has created his own video games and programs.
 


Zane Marlin

Team Name:  Maverick Motorsports
Month/Year Driver Began QM Racing:  2014
Classes Raced to Date:  Novice/Rookie, Jr Honda
Favorite Part About Racing:  Driving fast!
Hometown:  College Grove, TN
Favorite Driver:  Too many to choose from!
Favorite Activity Outside of Racing:  RC cars, playing Minecraft and riding bikes
Unusual Fact About Driver:  Zane is the 4th generation of racers in his family, is a twin and is not a fan of his curly hair.