LAPS4MD supporter Johnny Paradzinski in his Honda.
April 12 2017
This week our Laps4MD Profile Driver is Sunset Mini Stock racer Johnny Paradzinski.
How did you get interested in racing?
When I was 10 years old, my Grandpa took me to a little short track just outside Hamilton called Flamboro speedway. for many many year we went every weekend never missing a night. As a kid, everyone wanted to be a race car driver. In 2015 we finally decided to give it a shot and live the dream. I bought my first car off Warren Paxton (2013 mini stock champion) and from the first lap I drove, I was addicted.
I started racing when I was 22.
Who was your favorite driver growing up?
There are many, NASCAR it was Jeff Gordon. Short track, it was Gary Elliot, Randy Russnel, and the Zardo family.
Who is your favorite driver now/or driver you look up to?
Now I look up too many 3 drivers, Gary Elliot, Andy Kamrath and Chris Allard.
What is your favorite track you have driven on?
I've only driven on 3 tracks so far, but Sunset Speedway is number 1 on that list.
What track would you like to drive on but haven't yet?
New Smyrna Speedway is for sure number one on my list.
What series are you racing in now?
I race mini stock at Sunset speedway
What car are you driving?
I drive the #4 Honda Civic (1991)
What are your goals for the coming season?
I wish travel more, get more experience and learn about setup. But my number one goal, is too have fun and live the race car driver dream.
How did you hear about the LAPS4MD program?
Through social media and other racers
What made you sign up?
Why not signup, It is a very good cause and the racing community is all about helping others.
Would you encourage other racers to join in support?
In a heart beat ! For not much money you have a chance to help others who need it.