Derrick Rainey drives the #87 Crate Late
Model Class car. His home track is Dixie Speedway. He lives
in Powder Springs, GA.
Team members helping Derrick are:
Dad, Charles, Mike and Josh. Dave Barto is the car owner.
Derrick started racing in 1981 in the
B-Cadet Class at 7 Flags in Douglasville GA, Dixie Speedway in Woodstock
GA and Rome Speedway in Rome GA because it's in his blood from 8 years
old starting in Quarter Midgets to 110 years old. His first win
was in '81 in the B-Cadet at 7 Flags. Career highlights include
'91 Late Model Rookie of the Year at Dixie Speedway.
The thrill of racing for Derrick is the
speed and competition. His most exciting racing moment is winning.
He's most proud of traveling NeSmith Crate Series for 3 years and in Top
5 in Points each year.
Derrick's racing hero is Ronnie Johnson.
Of racing, Derrick says, "Living a
dream, loving it. Get the chance, do it!".
His favorite racing website is