has had "The need for speed" from a very
early age. He watched his father turn wrenches at the
local garage (located in Daleville, IN) during the
week and on stock cars during the weekend at.
Starting his racing career with BMX bikes at the age
of 11 years old. He has been in and around racing all
of his life. If he wasn't at some kind of track
watching, learning or competing he was working on
building something in the garage. He started his
upward climb in the local stock car events in 1988 at
the home of "The World's Fastest High-Banked 1/4 mile
Oval" located in Anderson, IN., as-well-as Muncie
Speedway which closed later in 1990 and at...
"The World's Fastest 1/2 Mile" Winchester Speedway,
Salem, Irwindale, Caraway, Illiana, Chicagoland,
Mansfield, Bristol, Kentucky Motor Speedway & ORP -
just to mention a few.
some of the many along the way.
Being very determined to make the climb through the
racing ranks, he has competed in just about every
level of grass root racing you could possibly could. Driving through the ranks, of street stocks, sportsmans, late models, modifieds and even ran three
years of dirt tracks in super stocks, before returning
to asphalt in the Truck Series.
Now after running the last few years in several
different grass roots truck series, NASCAR Craftsman
Truck Series & National Speed Series is where all the
Buddy also has worked for the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway for several years, Anderson Speedway as the
Marketing Director, as well as with IRL team's
mechanic (as a member of "over the wall crew" and a
very involved team player) for several years.
With the opportunity to drive/test in the IRL's
Infiniti Pro Series Cars (running 180+), the speed has
proved to be no problem for this talented driver. With
this upward climb through the ranks it has given
him the opportunity to test, drive and compete on some
of the fastest tracks across the country, of all sizes
Many drivers have raced at the same tracks to rise to
the top at the local levels, becoming "Local Super
Stars" of sort, but never going anywhere else or following
their dreams. Buddy has stated many times, to many
"I would rather be a driver starting the Daytona
500 or Indy 500 that few have
heard of, then to be the local superstar in ANYWHERE
His passion to always get to the next level brings so
much excitement to whatever division he is in or
wherever he competes, that the fans never go away
disappointed and he continues to keep them coming back
for more. With all of the different types of driving
experience, he has definitely shown that he can handle
a race vehicle under all kinds of conditions. With his
patience and ability to understand and overcome many
obstacles along the way, he has been victorious in
every level in which he has competed.
Buddy has been
victorious in everything he has driven and he says
that he's not going to settle for anything less.