Troy Wilson drives the #F5 Demo Derby
Class car. He lives in Union Grove, N.C. His home track is The New
Three Eleven Speedway in Madison, N.C. but he can also be found racing at
Carolina Motor Sport Park.
He started racing in 1971 in the Street
Stock Class at Firebird Freeway because he was "raised around
racing". His first win was in 1971 in Street Stock Class at Firebird
Raceway. Career highlights include, 1978 Track Champion Top Comp., 1978 ET
Record in Spokane, Washington and Miles Per Hour Record in Portland
Oregon. He started building racing chassis in 1983.
The thrill of racing for Troy is
"the speed, noise and the smell of alcohol." The most exciting racing
moment for him was having to hit the Records in the alter-drag car. He is
most proud of having to be picked Mechanic of the Year two years in a row
at his home track in Idaho.
Troy's racing hero is "Anything with
Of racing, Troy says, "Go for it!".