Gregory Skyta drives t he #80 750cc Mini
Sprint Class car. His home track is Thunderbowl Speedway but he
can also be found racing at East Bay Speedway, Volusia Speedway, Putnam
County Speedway and Lake City Speedway. He lives in Palm Coast,
Team members helping Gregory are:
Mom, Dad, Duane & Shirley, Dave & Lisa and Danny & Carrie. Gary
Skyta is the car owner.
Gregory started racing in 1999 in the
Jr. Spt 1 Go Kart Class at Volusia Speedway because he's always had a
love for it and his Dad used to race Modifieds a long time ago.
His first win was that same year. Career highlights include 1st Go
Kart win on his birthday, 2000 Jackson Motorsports Jr. Spt 2 Champion,
2001 Jackson Motorsports Jr. Spt 2 Champion, made 2 races at the Daytona
Dirt World Championships in 2003, first win in Mini Sprints on 6/18/05,
which is again his birthday in Cochran, GA.
The thrill of racing for Gregory is his
love of speed and the competition. The bonus is all the friends
he's made and how much closer it brings his family. His most
exciting racing moment was when he won his first Mini Sprint race.
He had missed the previous 4 races, but somehow managed the pole in
Georgia. After the green dropped, by lap 12 he was 1/2 lap in
front of 2nd place. He's most proud of his reputation of being a
clean driver. He's always been brought up to respect his equipment
along with everybody else's.
Gregory's racing hero is Jeff Gordon.
Of racing, Gregory says, "It's not as
easy as it looks! There is so much competition, it's
His favorite racing website is