Name - Joey Iest
RESIDES: Madera, CA
SERIES: Jr Late Models, Speed 2 Midgets
Joey started his racing career in 2012 at the age of nine when his grandfather bought him his first used quarter midget. He raced at a local club track, Good Times in Madera, California. Joey did not have any racing background coming into the sport and was thankful that God provided the club trainer Rusty Lomier to help and coach him throughout his entire five years of quarter midget racing. His first year of racing in Senior Novice, Rusty lead Joey to achieve club track record, senior rookie of the year as well as the most improved driver. The next few years of racing included Senior Honda, Light 160, Light World Formula achieving numerous track records, club championships, state championships and finishing his quarter midget career in 2016 with two national championships.
In 2017, Joey moved up to running in the USAC HPD Focus Midget Series on asphalt at Madera Speedway. He won rookie of the year at the end of his first season.
In 2018, Joey raced the dirt series in HPD as well as the asphalt. He ended the season with a 2nd place finish for the USAC Western Speed2 Overall and Pavement. In August of 2018, God opened another door and Joey was given the honorable opportunity to do some testing with the Naake-Klauer Motorsports team. Joey was most thankful he was able to progress in the same weekend and run his first junior late model race at Madera Speedway starting in the back but was able to bring home a 6th place finish. Joey learned a lot and was presented with the opportunity by Mike Naake to run the remaining 4 races in 2018 and a full season in the 88 car in the 2019 Jr. Late Model Series.
In 2019 Joey Iest drove the number #88 Chevrolet Late Model for Naake-Klauer Motorsports in the 51FIFTY Jr Late Model Series where he won the 2019 Championship. Joey also competed in 7 Nut-Up Pro Late Model Series races at Madera Speedway. In addition to the Late Models, Joey competed in selected USAC Western Speed 2 Midget races, winning 7 races in 7 starts.
"I am excited and look forward to all the amazing opportunities God has provided," says Joey.
2019 51-FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series
|Madera Speedway Jr Late Model (Points Race #1)||Mar 9||Madera, CA|
|Madera Speedway Jr Late Model (Exhbition Race)||March 23||Madera, CA|
|Madera Speedway Jr Late Model (Points Race #2)||April 6||Madera, CA|
|Madera Speedway Jr Late Model (Points Race #3)||April 27||Madera, CA|
|Madera Speedway Jr Late Model (Points Race #4)||May 25||Madera, CA|
|Madera Speedway Jr Late Model (Points Race #5)||June 29||Madera, CA|
|Madera Speedway Jr Late Model (Points Race #6)||July 27||Madera, CA|
|Madera Speedway Jr Late Model (Points Race #7)||August 24||Madera, CA|
|Madera Speedway Jr Late Model (Points Race #8)||Sep 21||Madera, CA|
|Madera Speedway Jr Late Model (Championship Points Race #9)||Oct 5||Madera, CA|