JOSH STARK

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BIOGRAPHY

I am 17 years old and an up and coming NASCAR driver. I am from Rochester, NY and moved to Charlotte, NC 1 year ago to focus on my professional racing career. I currently race a Super Truck and am pursuing the Rookie of the year award as well as the series championship. Many people tell me that I have a unique driving style. I like to be conservative but smart when I race. This is because I know what it takes to appreciate your equipment and win with integrity. Throughout my racing career, I have approached everything with a calculated strategy. With this approach, I've had great success and never looked back! 

BIRTHDATE: Sept. 23, 2001

HOMETOWN: Rochester, NY

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ACHIEVEMENTS

2018

Hickory, NC - Hickory Motor Speedway

  • 3/17/18 - 5th
  • 4/28/18 - 5th
  • 6/9/18 - 5th
  • 6/23/18 - 7th
  • 6/30/18 - Twin 25 - 7th/6th
  • 7/14/18 - 7th
  • 7/28/18 - 5th
  • 9/1/18 - 5th
  • 9/8/18 - 4th
  • 10/20/18 - 5th

2017

  • 4/8/17 - Concord, NC - Concord Speedway - Top 5 (4th)
  • 6/7/17 - Hampton, GA - Atlanta Motor Speedway - Thursday Thunder
  • Concord, NC - Charlotte Motor Speedway - Summer Shootout

• 6/12/17 - 13th

• 6/13/17 - Top 10 (10th)

• 6/21/17 - 15th

• 6/28/17 - Top (8th)

• 7/5/17 - 12th

• 7/12/17 - 11th

• 7/19/17 - Top 10 (9th)

• 7/28/17 - Top 10 (10th)

• 8/6/17 - 13th

• 8/7/17 - 14th

• 9/10/17 - Hickory, NC - Hickory Motor Speedway - Top 5 (5th)

2016

  • 5/14/16 - Shenandoah, VA - Shenandoah Speedway - Top 5 (4th)
  • 6/4/16 - Holland, NY - Holland Int. Speedway - Top 10 (8th)
  • 6/11/16 - Erie, PA - Erie Speedway - Legends National Qualifier
  • 6/18/16 - Holland, NY - Holland Int. Speedway - Top 10 (8th)
  • 6/25/16 - Holland, NY - Holland Int. Speedway - Top 10 (7th)
  • Concord, NC - Charlotte Motor Speedway - Summer Shootout

• 7/5/16 - 14th

• 7/19/16 - Top 10 (8th)

• 7/26/16 - 17th

• 8/1/16 - 11th

• 8/2/16 - 20th

  • Chemung, NY - Chemung Speedrome

• 8/19/16 - 11th

• 8/26/16 - 14th

  • 8/27/16 - Holland, NY - Holland Int. Speedway - DNF
  • 9/3/16 - Holland, NY - Holland Int. Speedway - Top 10 (7th)
  • 9/4/16 - Chemung, NY - Chemung Speedrome - 13th
  • 9/11/16 - Watertown, NY - Evans Mills Speedway - 1st
  • Bethel, NY - Bethel Motor Speedway - Top 10 (8th)

• 9/17/16 - Top 10 (8th)

• 10/1/16 - 1st

  • 10/9/16 - Perry, NY - Wyoming County Int. Speedway - Top 10 (9th)
  • 11/11/16 - Woodford, VA - Dominion Raceway - World Finals Road Course (Top 10 (9th)

2015

Raced GVKC, WKA Gold Cup Series – Jr. pro gas lite and heavy

  • GVKC – 12 starts, (9) wins (6 in a row), (1) 2nd place podium, (1) 3rd place podium, (1) 4th place podium, (1) championship
  • WKA Gold Cup Series – 4 national events, 16 starts

103rd St. Sports Complex – Jacksonville, FL – (2) 4th place podiums, (1) 5th place podium

Carolina Motorsports Park – Kershaw, SC – (1) 2nd place podium, (2) 3rd place podiums

G & J Kartway – Camden, OH – (1) 3rd place podium, (1) 4th place podium

Lamar County Speedway – Barnesville, GA – (1) 5th place podium

WKA 3rd place, (1) WKA 4th place championships

  • Western NY Sprint Series Divisional 8 starts

GVKC – Avon, NY

(8) wins, (2) divisional championships

Legend Car

  • Shenandoah Speedway – Shenandoah, VA – (1) start, 20th place finish (oval track)
  • Holland Speedway – Holland, NY – (2) starts, (1) 9th place finish, (1) 11th place finish (oval track)
  • Summit Point Turkey Bowl – Summit Point, WV – (2) starts, (1) 9th place finish, (1) 12th place finish (Summit Point circuit road course)

2014

Raced GVKC, WKA Gold Cup Series – Jr. pro gas lite and heavy, Jr. animal medium, and Jr. animal mix

  • GVKC – 11 starts, (7) wins, (4) 2nd place podiums, (1) championship
  • GVKC Fall Series – 4 starts, (4) wins, (1) championship
  • WKA Gold Cup Series – 4 national events, 32 starts

103rd St. Sports Complex – Jacksonville, FL – (3) 2nd place podiums

G & J Kartway – Camden, OH – (2) 2nd place podiums

Michiana Raceway Park – South Bend, IN – (1) 2nd place podium, (2) 3rd place podiums, (3) 4th place podiums

Carolina Motorsports Park – Kershaw, SC – (2) 2nd place podiums, (2) 3rd place podiums, (2) 4th place podiums, (1) 5th place podium

WKA 2nd place , (1) WKA  3rd place and  (1) WKA 5th place championships

  • Western NY Sprint Series Divisional 16 starts

GVKC - Avon, NY

 (16) wins, (4) divisional championships

Atlanta Motor Speedway – Rented Legend car 1 start, (1) 2nd place in Winter Flurry Series

2013

Raced GVKC, WKA Gold Cup Series – Sportsman pro gas lite and heavy, Jr. 2 sportsman lite and heavy gold plate methanol

  • GVKC – 14 starts, (4) wins, (10) 2nd place podiums, (1) 2nd place championship
  • GVKC Fall Series – 5 starts, (5) wins, (1) championship
  • WKA Gold Cup Series – 5 national events, 40 starts

103rd St. Sports Complex – Jacksonville, FL – (1) 2nd place podium, (1) 3rd place podium

Michiana Raceway Park – South Bend, IN – (1) 4th place podium

G & J Kartway – Camden, OH – (1) 3rd place podium, (2) 5th place podiums

Pittsburgh International Race Complex – Wampum, PA – (1) 4th place podium, (1) 5th place podium

  • WKA 4th place & (1) 9th WKA place championships
  • Western NY Sprint Series Divisional 16 starts

GVKC – Avon, NY

Pittsburgh International Race Complex – Wampum, PA

(8) wins, (8) 2nd place podiums

(2) 1st place championships, (2) 2nd place championships

2012

Raced GVKC, WKA Gold Cup Series – Sportsman pro gas lite and heavy class

  • GVKC – 13 starts, (5) wins, (8) 2nd place podiums, (1) 2nd place championship
  • GVKC Fall Series – 4 starts, (4) wins, (1) championship
  • WKA Gold Cup Series – 5 national events, 20 starts

103rd St. Sports Complex - Jacksonville, FL – (1) 3rd place podium, (1) 4th place podium

Lamar County Speedway – Barnesville, GA – (1) 4th place podium

Michiana Raceway Park – South Bend, IN – (2) 4th place podiums

Pittsburgh International Race Complex – Wampum, PA - (1) 5th place podium

New Jersey Motorsports Park – Millville, NJ – (1) 3rd place podium

WKA 5th place & (1) 7th WKA place championships

  • North East Sprint Series Divisional 8 starts

GVKC – Avon, NY

Wins, (5) 2nd place podiums, (2) 2nd place divisional championships

2011

Raced GVKC, WKA Gold Cup Series - Jr. 1, sportsman blue plate methanol lite and heavy class and WKA Jr. 1 purple plate methanol. 

  • GVKC – 14 starts, (5) wins, (8) 2nd place podiums, (1) 3rd place podium, (1) 2nd place championship
  • GVKC Fall Series – 4 starts, (4) wins, (1) championship
  • Paradise Speedway – Geneva, NY – ¼ mile dirt oval, summer series, 8 starts, (4) wins, (1) 2nd place podium, (2) 3rd place podiums, (1) 4th place podium, (1) 3rd place championship.
  • Paradise Speedway – Geneva, NY – fall series – 4 starts, (3) wins, (1) 2nd place podium, (1) championship.
  • WKA Gold Cup Series – 4 national events, 16 starts

103rd St. Sports Complex, Jacksonville, FL

G & J Kartway – Camden, OH

New Castle Motorsports Park – New Castle, IN

Beaverun Motorsports Complex – Wampum, PA – (1) 4th place podium (first time racing in the rain)

  • WKA 5th place & (1) 7th WKA place championships
  • North East Sprint Series Divisional 8 starts

GVKC – Avon, NY

Cherry Valley – Lafayette, NY

Wins, (6) 2nd place podiums, (2) 2nd place divisional championships

JOSH'S MISSION STATEMENT

3 Things I live by: 
1) Hard work pays off,
2) Stay focused on your dreams,
3) Never give up

JOSH'S TEAM

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Jeff Stark

Team Owner
I am 57 years old and originally from Rochester, NY. Our family moved to the Troutman area in North Carolina to help my son Josh pursue his dream of being a NASCAR driver. That move took place a little over a year ago and he currently races a Super truck. I retired 2 years ago from my life long career as a union pipefitter/plumber/welder in the commercial sector of the trade. The type of projects where I used my trade skills included nuclear power plants, chemical plants, NYS Dept. of Corrections as well as many other industrial facilities. I have since gone on to sell cars for Hendrick Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep Of Concord NC. I have been helping Josh with chasing his dream for nearly 11 years and have traveled up and down the East Coast several times to many events. This includes all states from NY to FLA. and wouldn’t change a thing. We have created many memories that will last a lifetime and can’t wait to experience many more in the future. Even though this journey can be very challenging, I am focused and committed to help Josh not only reach his dream but actually live the dream of a NASCAR driver.
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Chuck Weakland

Public Relations
I grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio where I went to High School through my junior year. My family moved to Snellville, Georgia that summer, and I graduated from there in 1988. In January of 1989, I joined the United States Navy as a Hull Maintenance Technician, retiring in 2009 after a successful 20-year career. I then moved with my wife and three boys to Charlotte, North Carolina, where we now call home. During the next four years, I worked in various occupations including retail, mechanics, and welding before deciding to attend Rowan Cabarrus Community College to get my Associates in Motorsports Management. While working on my degree, I worked as a track official for Concord Speedway and as a Technical Inspector at Charlotte Motor Speedway with INEX for US Legends. I am now finishing my bachelor’s degree in Motorsports Management at Belmont Abbey. I expect to graduate December 2018. I currently work in Public Relations for Josh Stark Racing and as event security for Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Steve Berardi (SB Motorsports)

Crew Chief