Johnny Collins drives the #5 Super Late
Model Class car. He lives in Jacksonville, FL. His home track
is Volusia Speedway.
He started racing in 1978 in the Go Karts
Class because of his Daddy who raced when Johnny was small and they
carried it to race cars. His first win was in 1995 in the Open Wheel
Modified Class at St. Augustine. Career highlights include 1997 St.
Augustine Late Model Track Champion and 2003 National Late Model Champion.
The thrill of racing for Johnny is going
fast and meeting people. His most exciting racing moment was winning
his first race and the National Late Model Series Championship. He's
most proud of that fact that they race as a family.
Dad, Mom, Rick Sheltra, Grace Sheltra, Hot Rod
Chris, Kenny, Greg, Chase, wife-Carly
Johnny's racing heroes are Buddy Geiger
and Bill Elliott.
Of racing, Johnny says, "Get involved in
some type of racing with your family. Get your kids involved.
This way you know what they are doing!".