NASCAR team owners are always looking for the next “great thing”. They’re always looking for the next Dale Earnhardt, or Jeff Gordon. Looking for the next Jimmie Johnson or Joey Logano.
To find the next “great thing”, they may have to look no further than Latemodel driver Chris Siebert.
Chris is one of racing’s rising stars. Like Logano, and several other NASCAR stars such as David Ragan and Reed Sorenson, Siebert has had plenty of success racing in the Thursday Night Thunder Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as well as in several other forms of racing. Siebert has now made it all the way up to Latemodels.
Siebert is extremely hungry for racing success. He once told me that he would put his own grandma in the wall if it meant winning a race. “Once we get out on the track, we’re all the same,” he said.
Recently, I had the privelege of interviewing the future-NASCAR star. So sit back, relax, and enjoy:
Well, I’m 17 years old. I’m a senior at Skipstone Academy. Born and raised here in Atlanta. I’ve been around cars my whole life, and my dad owns “Quality Car Care” in Jenkinsburg, Georgia. So I’ve been around cars my whole life. I started racing dirt bikes when I was 3 and never looked back!
What are your goals for your racing future?
Hopefully to either be noticed for my talents and drive in a big series, or to go to Nascar Technical Institute and become a car chief or crew chief. Another aspiration is to run my own racing team with a great friend of mine, Justin Swilling.
To what do you attribute your racing success?
My dad, and God. Without them I would still be in the stands watching. Dad has given me everything I’ve needed for me to race. People don’t understand how much it takes. He’s given it all. I appreciate that so much! And God…He’s stood by me every step and kept me racing every race. And He gave me my talents so I love him so much for that!
What was one of your favorite racing moments?
Whew…..so many things to pick from here. I’d have to say my first Legends car win at Round Ten at Thursday Thunder at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It’s that or my first Late Model race. Both were awesome!
What are the biggest challenges of being an up-and-coming racer?
Money and showing other drivers that I might not be the “best” but I will drive you as hard and be as competitive as they are. And getting money to have the best equipment there is.
Finally, faith plays a pretty significant role in auto racing. What sort of affect has faith has on your life and your racing career?
A huge one. God has pulled me out of so many holes in racing. He’s kept me safe for so long, given me all sorts of wins, top 5s, and top 10s. God is my fuel in racing. To Him I give the Glory.