Official Website of Kody Vanderwal
19 Year old NASCAR driver out of LaSalle, Colorado
Kody Vanderwal began racing at the age of 11 in a full-bodied stock car doing enduro races on dirt at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, CO. When he was 14, he moved to the asphalt in the Pure Stock division at Colorado National Speedway in Dacono, CO. Since then, he has raced in many different divisions with much success. Kody has earned several wins, quick times, and top 10's and his talent garnered the attention of multiple people within the industry. This recognition enabled him to begin competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West touring division. In two seasons, he accumulated 2 back-to back wins, 15 top 10's, 9th and 7th place in points standings, a Driver Achievement Award, and the Spencer Clark Driven Foundation Award. In 2019, he began the K&N Pro Series West season racing for Levin Racing out of Tucson, AZ. Kody earned 2 top 5's and 3 top 10's in 7 races. He also gained his first pole award at his home track (Colorado National Speedway) and set a new track record for the series.
Due to lack of funding, the rest of the season could not be completed.
At the end of 2019, Kody was contacted by Jimmy Means Racing and was asked if he would be interested in driving their #52 Xfinity car for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. It was an unexpected offer and he decided was that it was an opportunity that he couldn't pass up.
NASCAR approved Kody to step into the #52 starting at Phoenix Raceway(after the first 4 races) and compete in the remainder of the season. He is so grateful for this chance to get seat time, improve his skills, and pursue his dream of climbing the ranks in NASCAR!
Kody's passion for the sport, willingness to learn, personable attitude, and calm demeanor
make him a winner on and off the track.
** Competing in the full 2020 Xfinity Series season is still contingent on finding sponsorship/partnerships.
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