Feature Friday: Alex Reece
Throughout his childhood Alex Reece was always involved in sports, but never racing. That all changed when his family moved from Montana to Granite Falls, North Carolina in 2004. After watching their neighbor work on his dirt go-kart, curiosity got the best of the Reece family and they decided to check out some of the local racing. They enjoyed the excitement of the family driven sport, so Todd, Alex's father, bought his first dirt go-kart in September of 2007 and Alex got his shortly after.
Alex competed in his first race in January of 2008. Throughout his time as a go-kart racer Alex won a number of titles; 2009 Tennessee State Champion Jr. Sportsman 1 Champ Kart, 2009 Tennessee State Champion Jr. Sportsman 1 Heavy, and 2010 Tennessee Champion Jr. Sportsman 1 Lite.
In June of 2010, Alex was competing in the SC Maxxis State Championship race at Sunshine Kartway in St. Matthews, South Carolina. He was holding on to a solid second place position, with hopes of taking first. While coming around turn four he lost control of his cart, hitting the tire barriers, and flipping. Alex came out of the accident unscathed, but according to Tracy, Alex's mother, it was time to try something new.
Later that summer, the Reece family decided to look into the Summer ShootOut Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After visiting the pits and speaking with the competitors, the family decided to invest in a Bandolero for Alex. He since has moved from his number 18 Bando, to the number 18 Legend Car. He wrapped up 2014, his first year as a Legends driver, by winning the title of 2014 Concord Speedway track championship as a Young Lion.
Alex is planning to use 2015 as an opportunity to branch out with his Legend Car. He hopes return to both Atlanta and the Summer ShootOut Series. He's also looking to attend the Fall National's.
Off the track Alex, based on grades and test scores, was accepted to Caldwell County's Middle College as an 8th grader. He is currently in his second year, with his studies focusing on Engineering.
We're glad Alex is a member of the racing family, and are excited to see what he'll do next!