R. J. Merchant
R. J. Merchant lives in South Sioux, NE.
His home track is Interstate Speedway but he can also be found racing at
Black Bend Motorsports Speedway.
He began racing in 2001 at Interstate
Speedway in Road Runner Class because it had been a dream of his since he
was a little kid. His first win was in 2001 same Class and Track. Career
highlights include 1 win in 2001 Road Runner and in 2002 won the Points
Championship and two wins on the year.
The thrills of racing for R. J. are the
fans. It's a great feeling to have someone cheering for you. His most
exciting racing moment was in 2002, he started dead last (21st) and
finished second in 12 laps. He is most proud of the night he got a flat
tire with two laps to go, caution came out and he restarted 15th in two
laps and went from 15th to 5th. He was happy with that turnout.
Dad Mom Jim Cole
Wayne Jim Adam and the list goes on and on.
His racing hero is his Dad. He has taught
R. J. a lot.
Of racing, R. J. says, "If you have the
funds to try it just once, you will have a blast. I guarantee it".
His favorite racing website is