Hunt, 17, drives the #2 Week's Grand Prix Late Model. Todd is in the
11th grade and races with the help of his mom, Dion, dad, Jimmy, and
father, Jimmy was a Late Model driver for about 10 to 12 years. Jimmy
then passed on his passion for racing to his son. Todd uses the #2
because it was his fatherís. He is not real sure how his father got the
number. Todd says his biggest influence is probably Jimmy Owens. Todd
wants to be able to drive the wheels off of a car like him one day.
hopes his future plans include competing in the World of Outlaw Series.
His career highlights have been 4 feature wins, 3rd in points at
Volunteer Speedway in 2002, 4th in points at Laurel Mountain Speedway in
2001, Rookie of the Year at Laurel Mountain Speedway in 2002, and
Favorite Driver at Volunteer Speedway in 2003. His scariest moment was
losing his fifth motor in 2002 and wondering if he was going to get to
race the rest of the year. Luckily for him, Gene Griffitts came along
that year and helped Todd get back on his feet. Todd has had some
pretty hard crashes but they did not really bother him that much.
would like to thank George Boring at Arrow Graphics for all of his help
from the start of his career and for providing them with t-shirts. He
would also like to thank J.T.'s Bunny Farm in Greenville, TN for their
help. Steve McKenzie letters their car and does a swell job. Gene
Griffitts has come along and helped them out tremendously.
What tape or CD is in your car/Truck right now? Travis Tritt (Down the
Road I Go)
What is your favorite movie?
Who was the poster on your wall
growing up? (or who did you idolize growing up?) I always looked up to
Bobby Labonte and he was always my favorite driver. He was the guy that
was all over my walls, but I think the guy that I really look up to and
idolize is Joe Gibbs. In my opinion, he has some awesome beliefs and is
one of the best and most knowledgeable guys in motorsports not to
Who is the best driver you have
raced against? I was supposed to race with Bill Elliot some this past
year but I never got to, so I would say Mark Martin, or Jimmy Owens, or
some of the local and SAS drivers.
Any lucky charms or
superstitions? My dad, who owns the car, seems to find several heads-up
pennies lying around. I came home from school one day and saw some duct
tape on the spoiler blades and it turned out that all of the pennies
that dad found were taped to the car. Other than that, I don't really
Any nick names? If so, how did you get it? Volunteer Speedway called me
" The Kid" for a while but that didn't stick, and then they started
calling me "The Mean Teen" but that didnít really stick either, so as of
now, I donít really have a nickname.
Who is your favorite driver?