Nick Barstad Racing Team Partners with Pets Loyal 2 Vets
For those of you who truly enjoy late model racing, you will be glad to hear Pets Loyal 2 Vets will be running with Nick Barstad Racing team in 2014. Nick will be doing the ARCA Midwest Tour this year starting off with Toledo, Ohio April 11th and 12th. Here is a little background on Nick Barstad’s career. To see more on Nick Barstad and his racing schedule, go to www.NickBarstad.com.Hometown: Prior Lake, MN Age: 18 years old Years in Racing: 9 Goals: My goal is to become a successful, professional race car driver for an enthusiastic, competitive race team.
Strengths: focused, quick learner, easy on equipment, aggressive while being smart, personality draws a large, diverse fan base.
Barstad Motorsports is comprised of Brent and Angie Barstad and their son, the race car driver, Nick Barstad. The Barstad family has many family members and friends that are current and past armed forces members and vets. It is these strong connections that have made the Barstad’s want to do something special for the troops. Angie Barstad contacted Jeff LeBaron to see how they could combine their love of racing with their support of the troops. Bill Collins, the owner of, Interstate Truck Driving School, and a vet himself, came onboard with the Barstads in 2013 to help with their racing. This year, Bill and his company are back with the Barstad’s and helping with the Pets Loyal 2 Vets cause in a big way.
Barstad Motorsports with the support from Bill Collins and Interstate Truck Driving School will be advertising and helping to raise money for Pets Loyal 2 Vets at race tracks across the Midwest and at several local Minnesota events including the Minnesota State Fair, County Fairs and parades. Along with providing support in several different ways to PL2V and Barstads Motorsports, Bill is providing a show car that will be used for events for the times when Nick is on the road with the race car.
This show car will look identical to Nick’s race car. Kids will be able to sit in it and touch it at all events, including the Corn Roast event in July. Barstad Motorsports and Bill Collins and Interstate Truck Driving School will be selling PL2V bracelets and t-shirts and accepting monetary donations wherever they go. Everyone is excited to be part of this partnership and watch the Pets Loyal 2 Vets organization grow and flourish.
2012 – NASCAR Whelan All American Super Late Model Division – Competing at Elko Speedway, Raceway Park. Also competing in several ASA Midwest Tour Races. Currently working for ARCA Series Race Team – Win-Tron Racing team based in Lakeville, MN
2011 – NASCAR Super Late Model Division – ROOKIE OF THE YEAR at Raceway Park, Elko Speedway and State of MN in NASCAR Whelan All American Super Late Model Division. 2 Wins, 6 top 5’s, 14 top 10, and finished 8th in points
2010 – Limited Late Model Division – 32 races, 7 wins, 16 top 3’s, 24 top 5’s, finished 4th in points at Elko Speedway. Raced in several Big 8 Series feature races in a highly competitive field. 2009 – Limited Late Model Division – 37 races, 2 wins, 13 top 3’s, 24 top 5’s, finished 5th in points.
Youngest driver in this division at 15 years old.
2008 – Mid American Sportsman Division – 28 races, 4 top 5’s, 6 – 6th, finished 8th in the points.
Youngest driver in this division at 14 years old.
Race Karts – winter, in door league with accomplished motorsports racers. Youngest driver in the league.
2007 – Quarter Midgets/Light 160 Class:
35 races, 31 wins, 3 – 2nd, won championship. Track record holder.
Region 4 Championship at Mini Indy – finished 4th, Columbus, OH – finished 4th
Topeka Labor Day Monza – won A main both days
Quarter Midgets/Senior Honda Class
18 races, 11 wins, 3 – 2nd, 3 – 3rd, finished 2nd in points at Minnesota QMA
Region 4 Championship at Columbus, OH – finished 5th
Quarter Midgets/World Formula Class – 2 Races, 2 wins and set track record in Topeka, KS at the
Topeka Labor Day Monza
Raced Karts – League Champion for in door series
2006 – Quarter Midgets/Light 160 Class:
27 races, 10 wins, 9 – 2nd, 6 – 3rd, finished 2nd in points
Quarter Midgets/Senior Honda Class:
27 races, 9 wins, 9 – 2nd, 8 – 3rd, finished2nd in points. Track record holder. At Eastern Grand National in Topeka, KS raced and made 12 main transfers in 1 day
2005 – Quarter Midgets/Light 160 Class:
27 races, 6 wins, 9 – 2nd, 8 – 3rd, finished 3rd in points.
Quarter Midgets/ Senior Honda Class:
27 races, 7 wins, 8 – 2nd, 7 – 3rd, finished 3rd in points.
Finished 6th in the A-Main at Western Grand Nationals in Portland, OR
2004 – Quarter Midgets/Senior Novice:
Mandatory to begin QMA. Raced approximately 12 races
Quarter Midgets/Senior Honda:
12 races, 6 wins, 4 – 2nd. Finished 4th in points even though we did not have 1 whole year in this class.
Quarter Midgets/Light 160:
Could not race 1st year in this class for points because of QMA rules, but won several “non-points” races.