CAMPTON - McDowell-based Modified driver Josh Stumbo has a busy weekend planned. He’ll be racing his No. 28 Modified in a pair of feature events at 191 Speedway during the upcoming weekend, including a $1,500-to-win sanctioned race. The American Modified Series will invade 191 Speedway on Sunday for its seventh race of the season. The start-up racing series will hold its championship race in October. The AMS race at 191 Speedway will pay $1,500-to-win and $200 to start.
Prior to competing in the AMS feature, Stumbo will race in 191 Speedway’s regular show Saturday night. So far this season, Stumbo has set the fast time twice and collected the first heat race win in his young racing career.
Go-kart racing led Stumbo to become a competitor in Dirt Track’s Open Wheel class. He raced in his first go-kart race at age seven and has been hooked ever since.
Stumbo is quick to thank his family, crew and friends for his success thus far.
“I’d like to thank the people that have made this dream come true and thank them for always behing there by my side, for the late nights in the shop and always busting guts on getting the car ready for the next weekend,” Stumbo commented. “These people include my parents - Dale and Sonya, Paelyn, Matt Crabtree, Justin Robinson, Brent Hancock, Thomas Crum, my girlfriend Amber, Tim and Rhonda Ison, Kevin Hall, Tiny Man, Skank and everyone else who pitches in at the track.”
Stumbo’s sponsors include Stumbo Construction, Stumbo Septic Service, Custom Suspension, Jacobs Towing, Base Racing Fuel, Wells Motorsports (DJ and Eric), Barry Stumbo Stables, Beaver Creek Elk Outfitters, Sundy Best, Kentucky Race Parts and the Will Kinzer Foundation For Autism Research.
The owner of the No. 28 Modified is Dale Stumbo.
Josh Stumbo is the 23-year-old son of Dale and Sonya Stumbo of McDowell. He is the owner-operator of Stumbo Construction.