Name: JJ Hughes
Home Town: Columbus,
Born: July 15, 1993 in California
Team: Hughes Auto Tech
Equipment Dirt: XXX Chassis
Engine: Williams Performance Engines Chevrolet 410 C.I.
Crew: John (Crew Chief/Dad), Kim (Owner/Mom), Angi (Wife/Videographer), and Dan (Mud Scraper/Fuel Man)
Education: Current MBA student at University of Southern Indiana and B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology at Indiana State University
Hobbies / Interests: Spending time with my family, Lifting weights, and reading Nutrition books.
I began racing at a young age. I grew up around Sprint Car racing every Saturday in Southern California. Dad was a Crew Chief for a few names such as Rodney Argo and Ron DiDonato (Spin Tech Mufflers). As I became older, I decided that I wanted to race and started racing Quarter Midgets at the age of 6. We were immediately setting track records and showing that our team could succeed.
In the summer of 2006, the family moved from Southern California to Columbus, Indiana looking to settle down and push to pursue a career in Racing. At the beginning of 2007, I learned to race on dirt and get used to the car being sideways all the time in a Micro Sprint.
I raced Micro Sprints for 2 years, allowing me to acquire what it takes to run well in a micro. Our 2nd year of racing the micro we were 2nd in points and Most Improved Driver of the Year. Feeling convinced that it was time to move on. The Family decided to go sprint car racing and here we are.
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