Tuesday September 19, 2023

Lane Christensen has won nearly 20 races in his first full season driving a Bandolero, with a win list that includes victories at Winter Nationals, Thursday Thunder, and the Bandolero Nationals Bandits Championship race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Christensen is following in the footsteps of his father and brother with a “never give up” attitude that has put the Bandits National Championship in his sights.

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  • 09/12/23

    The Kid with the Mullet. That is what Gavon Veach is known as around the track. He started playing baseball and basketball, but after an injury, he's become a third-generation racing driver. Starting in quarter midgets, Veach has moved from Bandoleros to Legend Cars in 2023 and has more podium finishes in his sight before next season. One day, he hopes to have a career like Kevin Harvick, competing for victories into his 40s, but he knows patience and sometimes going slow is the fastest way to victory lane!

  • 09/06/23

    Kaeden Ballos is fresh off his first two victories of 2023, capturing his first right after the conclusion of the 2023 Cook Out Summer Shootout. Ballos won the 2022 Cook Out Summer Shootout Outlaws Championship, and ascended to the Legend Car in 2023. He received a great piece of racing advice from USLCI alum Joey Logano and his ultimate racing dream answer is not what you’d expect.

  • 08/29/23

    Take a person to the race track, and they’ll want to go back for more! In Nathan Lyons’ case, he wanted to find his way behind the wheel of a race car. He’s only been racing for a couple of years, but Lyons has found a passion that he wants to see take him to NASCAR’s highest levels or even road racing outside of the United States. In 2023, he moved from Bandoleros to Legend Cars and is receiving help to achieve his dreams from Rev Racing and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program. 

  • 08/22/23

    Brothers Joel and Jack Smith are Michigan natives turned Carolinians as they chase their racing dreams. Joel won the 2020 Bandolero Bandits East National Championship and won the 2022 Young Lions Asphalt Nationals race at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Little brother Jack is chasing championships of his own, recently finishing second in the 2023 Bandolero Nationals Bandits Feature. They’re competitive amongst each other and they both agree that they’d lose to each other in a head-to-head race. But no matter what, they’ll always be there to support each other.


1 Lane Christensen (GA ) 1991
2 Wyatt Coffey (VA ) 1986
3 Landon Thrasher (TN ) 1976
4 Bentley Thompson (WI ) 1964
5 Colt Johnson (NC ) 1931


Date Event Class
9/23/2023 Jamestown Speedway
9/23/2023 Elko Speedway
9/23/2023 Elko Speedway
9/23/2023 Carteret County Speedway
9/23/2023 Carteret County Speedway

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