Joel C. Ashton
Joel C. Ashton drives the #25 Mini Cup Pro
Class car. He races with the Mini Cup Series. He lives in
Team members helping Joel are:
Richard Auriehma, Frank Phister, Jerry Parker.
Joel started racing in 1981 because his
older brother, Wayne, raced Thunder Cars, so Joel grew up around cars
and loved everything to do with racing. His first win was in 1984
in the Thunder Kart Class at Orlando Speedworld. Career highlights
include 1995 finished 3rd in Points in Mini Stock at Okeechobee, Thunder
Cross, 9 Feature wins.
The thrill of racing for Joel is making
a car run its best and feeling the improvement in speed. His most
exciting racing moment was winning a 50 lapper in Okeechobee at Thunder
Cross. He's most proud that he races hard, but always keep the
integrity of the sport as #1. He wants to be able to look his
fellow racers in the eye at the end of the night.
Joel's racing hero is his brother, Wayne
Of racing, Joel says, "The sport is not
all about winning. It's being competitive and enjoying the
His favorite racing website is