Drivers

BRADEN ROGERS

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KODY KING

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I started racing in May of 2014 at 6 years old. I raced Go-Karts a total of 4 seasons racing throughout the country but mainly in the Midwest. I competed in them through 14 different states and was able to win in 8 states. In 2019, Kody became the first legends car driver for LFR helping to launch the new program.

GO KART STATS:

• 31 feature wins (8 different states).
• 2016 MDKC Shootout champion.
• 2017 O’reilly National Indoor Karting Championship, Pro Jr Champion

I started racing bandoleros part time in 201 . We ran approximately 15 races in 3 states the first year. 2018 was my first full time year in bandos, we raced 28 races in 8 different states throughout the country.

BANDOLERO STATS:
10 Total Feature Wins (5 different states)

2018 BANDOLERO STATS:
28 races (8 different states)
8 wins (5 different states)
17 top 5’s
2018 King of the High Banks Bandolero Champion (Slinger Super Speedway)

 

RYAN VARGAS

NASCAR K&N Series East

 

La Mirada, California’s Ryan Vargas is more than just another young racer with a dream of making it to the top of NASCAR’s ladder.  The 18-year-old has already been honored with some of NASCAR’s most prestigious awards.

Ryan’s impressive 7-year racing career includes several California State and track Bandolero Championships. He quickly continued his winning ways in the NASCAR stock and late model divisions, including the 2015 NASCAR Super Stock Rookie of the Year at the Bullring at LVMS.

Ryan was the recipient of the 2016 and 2017 Wendell Scott Trailblazer Award which is the highest honors given to a minority or female racer who competes in the NWAAS.  The Trailblazer Award is given in memory and honor of NASCAR Premier Series driver Wendell Scott, who competed in the top division from 1961 to 1973.

In 2018 Ryan was selected to the NASCAR Driver for Diversity Program and competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and the Whelen All-American Late Model Series for Rev Racing, finishing 6th overall in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East standings. In addition, Ryan was selected to be part of the NASCAR Next Program.  Out of hundreds of candidates each year, only 9 are chosen.  Each driver chosen boasts an established resume of success and possesses the talent necessary to ascend to NASCAR’s highest level.  And he is just getting started!

Ryan’s 2020 schedule is still being completed and will be released as soon as possible!

 

AUSTIN GREEN

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Driver  #2 Lee Faulk Racing Late Model

Third generation driver Austin Green has showcased his natural talent as a racecar driver ever since he began racing go-karts at the tender age of 4 years old.  With Bandolero, Young Lion and Pro US Legend Car championships on his resume, Austin has moved up to Late Model competition with Lee Faulk Racing for the 2018 season.   Austin is the son of 1994 NASCAR Xfinity Champion, and current NASCAR Managing Supervisor of Safety, David Green, and aspires to follow in his father’s footsteps to compete at the highest levels of NASCAR competition. 

STATS

2018 – 2019 – 3 wins , 2 poles in his first 10 late model starts for LFR

2017 US Legend Cars/INEX Pro Winter Heat Points Champion

2017 US Legend Cars/INEX 2nd Place – Pro Summer Shootout Standings

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX – NC Asphalt State Points Champion – Pro

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX – NC Road Course State Points Champion – Young Lion

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX 3rd Place – National Road Course Standings – Young Lion

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX 4th Place – National Asphalt Standings – Pro Division

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX World Finals Fast Time Award

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX 2nd Place – World Finals Pro Division

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX Race of Champions Pro Winner

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX Waterford Speedbowl Pro Winner

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX Waterford Speedbowl Fast Qualifier Award

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX Battle at the Big Top Champion (won 4 of 5 races)

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX Young Lion Winter Heat Champion (won 6 of 7 races)

2015 US Legend Cars/INEX Young Lion Spooktacular Winner

2012 US Legend Cars/INEX Bandolero Summer Shootout Champion (won 9 of 10 races)

2012 US Legend Cars/INEX Bandolero Summer Shootout Red/White/Blue Champion

2012 US Legend Cars/ INEX Bandolero Big Money 100 Champion

2011 US Legend Cars/INEX Inaugural Carolina Christmas Clash Champion

 

NOLAN POPE

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 Driver #1 Lee Faulk Racing Late Model

I’m Nolan Pope from Harrisonville MO and I’m 20 years old. I’ve been racing since I was 6 years old. I started in go-karts and after 12 years of racing those I moved to NC to race legend cars. I raced legends for almost a year and a half and after achieving great results I moved to late models. I am now in my second year of late model racing and I’m now racing for Lee Faulk Racing.

I have 13 legend car wins and won the state championship for my class. I had over 100 wins and multiple championships in go karts. I am looking forward to a successful season at LFR and to learn as much as I can every race. 

2018-2019 – 2 wins 1 pole in his first season of late model stock for Lee Faulk Racing

2019-2020 1 win 3 poles and 10 top 3 finishes in LMSC competition including several CARS tour starts.

 

BRODY POPE

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Driver #1 Lee Faulk Racing Limited Late Model

My name is Brody Pope and I am from Harrisonville Missouri. I have been racing for 11 years starting with go karts at age 6. After winning several local races I was able to win several National Championships, collecting over 100 wins. After 2 years and 20 wins in the legends car division, finishing 2nd in national points I made my move to limited late models with LFR. In only my first race we finished 2nd.

I am looking forward to the season with Lee Faulk Racing. I know we have what it takes to run up front. 

2018-2019 – 1 win in his first year of late model stock racing for Lee Faulk Racing.