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Austin Ricketts

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 Austin Ricketts


Austin Ricketts drives the #13 Non-Wing/Wing Sprint Class car.  His home track is Coles County Speedway, but he can also be found racing at U S 24 Speedway and Bakersfield Raceway Park.  He lives in Rockville, IN.

Team members helping Austin are:  Grandpa, Dad, Mikayla, Tyler, the Pooleys'.

Austin started racing in 2005 in the Jr. Novice class at THQMA because a couple people in their town raced.  His first win was in '06 in the Jr. Honda Class at THQMA.  Career highlights include '10 Coles County Jr. Sprint class Championship. 

The thrill of racing for Austin is going out, having fun and finishing good.  His most exciting racing moment was '11 when he won a Non-Wing money race in Charleston IL.  He's most proud of finishing out each night without a torn up car.

Austin's racing hero is Jeff Gordon.

Of racing, Austin says, "It's fun, fast and a dangerous sport.  Safety is a big priority!".

His favorite racing website is




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