Thursday nights at 5 & 8 Pm PST, catch Austin and the Jr Late Model racers on MAVTV - channel 214 on Direct TV. Currently reaching households nationwide and growing rapidly!  TV Ratings bring in new opportunities for the class, track, and these young drivers.

 

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The story:
 
Austin Edwards first began his racing career at Adams Track in Riverside from age 5 to age 8, scoring many wins and championship titles. From age 8 to 11 he began competing at circle tracks throughout the southwest, and became the 2015 California INEX Bandolero champion. He scored multiple track championships at places such as The LVMS Bullring, Irwindale Speedway, Havasu 95 Speedway and his home track, the Orange Show Speedway. He became the youngest ever track champion at the Ledgendary OSS quarter-mile and would soon take down even more records.

Austin began his first South West Tour Truck race at age 9, competing in a full size race truck at tracks located in Blythe and Madera and undoubtably becoming the youngest to ever race in the series. 2016 brought a completely new level of racing to his team run by family & friends, as he competed in the first ever Jr. Late Model race season, located at Madera Speedway in California and televised on MAVTV.  Austin achieved a third place season point standings in the first two seasons of this up and coming national class by winning race number 2 of the first 8 race season and obtaining several poduim finishes throughout both years.  
 
In 2017 Austin proved to be succesful in the Mini stock division at the Orange Show Speedway, becoming the youngest driver to ever qualify on the podium and win a race in the division. He pulled of many more impressive finishes in the aggressive, humbling class in the next couple years. At just 11 years old, he became the youngest to ever start in the Open Late Model class at Orange show, finishing 5th. The following year, he entered the eventful 100 lap finale race with a five-thousand dollar paycheck waiting at the end for the winner. He was in position to win it and make even more history until a final corner aggressive move pushed him back to the third spot.
 
Meanwhile in the Jr. Late Model division at Madera Speedway, Austin's struggles continued on. His team could not figure out a spot on setup like other teams had pinned down, and he faced an incredible amount of bad luck and mechanical failures throughout his past 3 years in the series. Despite a shortage of podium finishes and championship results, Austin continued showing his impressive driving ability by driving through any issue his car may have had, and constantly keeping his car in an incredibly clean state despite the eventful and aggressive, wreck filled races that took place in the division's 4 year span. He pulled off wins at the LVMS Bullring and Irwindale Speedway that same year, but simply couldn't find success at Madera's tricky thrid-mile surface. 
 
2019 was Austin's diversifying year. He continued racing the Jr. Late Model division at Madera in a new car built purely by him, his father, and occasional help from a friend or two. He began regaining speed and turned back into a driver with a shot at a podium spot, but bad luck struck him any time he got close. He even got the chance to race a car for the very successful Herzog Motorsports team in the middle of the year and had a very clear chance at winning until he was sent to the rear after being chopped off by another car near the end of the race. He finished off the year far out in the point standings but kept any car he drove in one piece and proved his driving ability in other ways. Austin made his way to All American Speedway in Roseville for the first time, and set fast time almost immediately at the unique track. 
 
Austin also made a return to road course in 2019, racing the SoCal Spec Miata class with Robert Davis Racing in the National Auto Sport Association. He pulled off multiple top 10's in his rookie season with a car needing some work to become a front runner with the other talented drivers. While running his qualifying session in his first race at the Auto Club Speedway, a fuel line burst on his Mazda and sent it ablaze. Austin is working hard in the offseason to rebuild that same car that burned in Fontana and get it into winning shape for the 2020 season. 
 
Austin made his first start at the half-mile outer oval at Irwindale Speedway in 2019 with a return to the South West Tour Truck series, and placed second in the 50 lap main event, barely a fender back from the veteran driver he was chasing down. Austin made his first start in dirt at Wheel2wheel raceway in a Jawa 500cc speedway sprint car at the end of 2019, placing fifth with plenty of room for improvement that he immediately saw. To wrap up the 2019 season he made a return to the mini stock division at Orange Show Speedway and Havasu 95 Speedway, scoring two top ten's and another win at the Orange Show. 
 
Basically, Austin can drive anything he attempts to. He handles a YZF450r quad with ease. He can drive a boat, a tractor, or a tow truck easily. He is a quiet, laid back kid with a hidden sense of humor that your sure to find eventually. He loves his family, friends, pets, and of course, racing!
 
Austin has a purpose behind all his racing. He raises awareness by speaking to the race fans and collecting donations for a local no kill shelter located in Yucaipa, CA. Since his 9th birthday, Austin has collected over $18,000 for the Yucaipa Animal Placement Society and hopes that that number will only grow in the future. 
 
Austin is working harder than ever to make 2020 his breakout season. Marketing partners interested in joining Austin and his vision, please contact info@quickpaws.support or call (909)771-9247. Thank you.

 

The Yucaipa Animal Placement Society is honored to join forces with Austin Edwards as he raises much needed funds for our homeless animals in need through his “Quick Paws for YAPS” campaign.  YAPS appreciates his support and the support of the Yucaipa community.  Thank you for making a contribution to YAPS.   

Sincerely,

Annette Florez

YAPS Executive Director

501 (C)3 nonprofit ID#23-7362678

(909) 790-1440

http://www.yaps.org/

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Quick Paws for YAPS

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