Looking to chase his racing dreams, Trayc Walker Scott made the move from Colorado to North Carolina to compete in Legend Car racing across the country. After taking the Young Lions championship at the 2024 Nashville Spring Series, Walker Scott is looking for more success and to keep building in the world of racing with his sights aimed at the Summer Shootout crown and late models by the end of the year. 

Hometown: Parker, Colorado
Division: Young Lions
Car Number: 23
Race Team: 860 Motorsports
Favorite Food: A Good Burger
Favorite Color: Blue 

1. What got you started in racing?

My dad used to race before I was born and when I was five he bought me a go-kart. In my first ever race I finished second place and then from there on I just kept going and moving up through different series.

2. How has your racing journey been so far?

I started in go-karts when I was five and then when I was 10 I moved on to a Bandolero and raced in it for a year. Then, when I was 13 I started racing Mazda Miatas in the T Mazda Drivers Series and I raced that from [ages] 13 to 14. Last year I started racing Legends Cars and this year I’m racing Legend Cars and moving up into late models.

3. What is your favorite part about racing?

I guess the fact that you get a lot of good social skills from racing. You get to interact with a lot of people and it teaches you a lot of stuff, a lot of life lessons.

4. What win has been the most meaningful to you?

Probably my Spring Nationals win. That was probably my best one so far. This was my first year on the East Coast since moving from Colorado to try and make this dream of mine work and the competition is so tough out here, so, it felt good to be able to stay out of trouble all week and come out with the championship.

5. What is your favorite track to race on?

The Laguna Seca Raceway track in California was a really cool track. That is definitely my favorite track that I ever raced at. The corkscrew there is like an eight-story drop, it’s like a roller coaster. Your stomach literally turns upside down when you go through the course when you’re racing.

6. Through all your cars, what has been the hardest transition?

Bandos to Mazdas was definitely the toughest transition because that was my first transition into a full-sized car and it’s very competitive racing. You’re racing door-to-door with 60-plus cars on the tracks, and that’s probably some of the most competitive racing. I was the youngest driver out there in the Spec Miata at the time so it was definitely a challenge racing against a lot of pros.

7. Who is your favorite driver?

My all-time favorite driver was definitely Terry Labonte. He was someone who my dad watched and I kind of fell along with it. We restored one of his old I think 1996 Bristol cars, when he came across the finish line he was wrecking at the finish line and he still won the race.

8. Is there a reason behind your No. 23 car?

23 used to be my original number when I raced go-karts and it was a very good number for me. I won like five regional championships and a national championship with that number so I wanted to go back to it.

9. What does it mean to be a part of 860 Motorsports?

They’re a very professional and well-put-together team and they build really fast cars.  I feel professional with them and I feel like we’re competitive and we’re a threat when we go to the racetrack.

10. What is your pre-race routine?

I like to envision the track and envision what I’m about to do and it tends to kind of like soothe my mind and calm me down to get ready for the race.

11. If you had to choose another sport what would it be?

If you consider tournament fishing, then that.

12. If you could have any super power what would it be?

Probably invisibility, so I can spy on people.

13. What are your goals for the rest of the season?

My goal is to just start transitioning into late models and be very competitive in them. I obviously really want to win the Summer Shootout Championship as well this summer, that’s the big thing.