MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – 2017 NASCAR South Carolina Rookie Of The Year Colby “The Kid” Howard will be gunning for victory when the 125-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series late model portion of the 3rd Annual Icebreaker 200 gets the green on Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Howard is still seeking his first win on the famed 1/2-mile track, finishing second once last year to 2017 NASCAR National champion Lee Pulliam. He is mighty anxious to get the new season going.
“I’m definitely ready to get back on the track and go racing again,” the third-generation racer said. “I feel like I’m more prepared as a driver this year than I was last year as a rookie, and our team learned a lot over the year that helped us to win the South Carolina Rookie Of The Year title as well as finish second to Lee (Pulliam) in state points for the season. We believe in ourselves as a team and we are all working hard to make sure we win more races this year. It would be amazing to get a win at Myrtle Beach this weekend. I love racing there and we are always fast.”
About Colby Howard
Colby Howard is a 16-year-old, third generation stock car racer who lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina.
His career began in dirt bikes, where he scored 11 wins in two seasons and a Total of 27 top threes and a championship in motor cross and also won a championship in the Mid East Hare Scramble Series.
He switched over to cars, and to the mini stock division at Anderson motor speedway where he had four top fives in year one and six top fives in year two before moving up late in 2015 to the limited late model division.
2016 was his first full year in the limited late model division, competing at tracks throughout the Carolinas region, including his home track Greenville-Pickens Speedway and the Southeast Limited Late Model Series.
He notched seven wins and finished second in Southeast Limited Late Model Series Pro division points last season.
For 2017, Colby stepped up into the NASCAR Late Model Stock division to compete at some of the most historic tracks in North and South Carolina, including Hickory Motor Speedway, Concord Motor Speedway, Greenville-Pickens Speedway and Anderson Motor Speedway.
He won for the first time in a late model stock at Anderson Motor Speedway, had numerous top five finishes on tracks in North and South Carolina, finished second in South Carolina state points and won state rookie of the year points as well.