Robert Baker drives the #17M Late Model
Class car. His home track is I-30 Speedway. He lives in
Team members helping Robert are:
Reece Baker, David Miller, Dana Dove, John Baker. Jeff McNew is
the car owner.
Robert started racing in '02 in the
Dwarf/Mod Lite class at I-30 Speedway and Centerville Speedway as it had
been a dream since the day he went to the track with his Dad. His
first win was in '03 in the Dwarf/Mod Lite class at Centerville
Speedway. Career highlights include Mod Lites/Dwarf cars -
multiple wins from '03-'05, IMCA Modifieds and Outlaw - multiple wins
from '05-'12, Late Model - several Heat race wins at Beebe Speedway,
I-30 Speedway and Batesville Speedway in '12.
The thrill of racing for Robert is
strapping in and controlling something uncontrollable. His most
exciting racing moment was getting partnered up with Jeff McNew from
McNew Custom Fabrication. It allowed him to get out there and do
something he loves. He's most proud of getting a Late Model.
He went from Go Karts, Dwarfs, Mods and Late Model.
Robert's racing heroes are Late Model -
Billy Moyer Sr, Sprint - Pete Butler and Tim Crawley.
Of racing, Robert says, "If you want to
be a millionaire racing cars, you have to start out a billionaire!".
His favorite racing website is