Gathan Burns drives the #19 Crate Late
Model Class car. His home track is Green Valley Speedway but he
can also be found racing at Talladega Short Track. He lives in
Team members helping Gathan are:
Kevin Woods, Sam Ray, Sonny Ray, Jonathan Roy, Brady Burns, Kenneth
Pace, Ken Hudson, Christopher Ray.
Gathan started racing in 1986 in the
Enduro Class at Talladega Short Track to have fun. His first win
was in '87 in the Enduro class at Talladega Short Track. Career
highlights include getting back in racing after 17 years off, winning
his first Crate race at Thunder Mountain Speedway, finishing 5th in the
first leg of '07 FasTrak National Championship.
The thrill of racing for Gathan is the
speed and the ability to do well and be competitive. His most
exciting racing moment was racing Bubba Teague for a win at Thunder
Mountain Speedway and spinning out 30 feet from the flag stand.
He's most proud of being able to race for a long time and still be
Of racing, Gathan says, "It is fun and
that if anybody wants to do it, they should!".
His favorite racing website is