Austin McCarl
Quick Facts
HometownAltoona, IA

About Austin

Number: 17A
Hometown: Altoona, IA
Car Owner: TMAC Motorsports
Chassis: Maxim
Engine: Rider
Twitter: @AustinMcCarl17A
Sponsors: Simplot Growing Solutions, Bargain Barn Tire Center

Bio: At 22 years of age, Austin McCarl enters the 2015 season as a driver/car owner. Two years of part-time duty and wrenching on his father Terry’s car have him hungry for more action. 2014 ended sweet for Austin, who copped the $10,000 finale at Huset’s Speedway.

A sixth place run in points at Knoxville Raceway was Austin best, and he picked up "Most Improved" Driver honors that season. He also qualified for the Knoxville Nationals championship event that season at the age of 18. Austin picked up the first 410 win of his career on June 18, 2010 at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa. He was a "true" 410 rookie in 2009. After racing a handful of 360 races in 2008, the Southeast Polk High School student/athlete tackled the 410 class.

Having a World of Outlaw Sprint Car driver as a father, it’s not too hard to figure out what Austin is trying to do. Austin started racing in a go-kart at the young age of eleven at an indoor track in Waterloo, IA and even raced a few shows at the dirt track in Newton. With his father Terry being gone most of the summer it was hard for young Austin to get much racing in. The indoor venues were nice because of the simple fact that they were during the winter season and it was easier for the entire family to be a part of Austin’s karting career. Austin was no slouch behind the wheel of the kart as he won nearly 30% of the races he entered in.
After just a few races in 2006, it was time to move up and a 600cc Micro Sprint class seemed to be the best option. His first year in the Micro’s, he raced at the local 1/6th mile high banked clay oval of English Creek Speedway. He dominated and took home 12 feature wins, the Rookie of the Year Honors and the Season Championship; not a bad rookie season. This was just the first step towards professional driving and he knew that the sprint car had to be next. After the dominating season at English Creek, the McCarl family decided it was time for young Austin to get behind the wheel of a 360 Sprint Car.
Now, with one year of wheeling a sprint car under his belt, Austin is ready to take on the legendary Knoxville Raceway in the seat of an Outlaw Sprint Car. Austin, with car owner Terry and Lori McCarl, will be running the entire 410 Championship Cup Sprints schedule at Knoxville this year. The 2010 goals for this 17 year old driver are to make ever main event and have a lot of fun.

Upcoming Events

Schedule TBA

Race Stats

  • Races74
  • Wins0
  • Top 56
  • Top 1017
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