This week’s DragChamp Jr. Racer Spotlight is all about 2021 DragChamp 10-12 Jr. Racer of the Year Top 10 driver, Avery Bolding.
ROCK ISLAND, TN- Avery Bolding has been racing Junior Dragsters for two years full time, and five years total. She was introduced to the sport of Jr Drag Racing when one of her Dad’s customers gave them a starter car to try out. They just recently gave that same car to a 9-year-old girl to help get her started racing as well.
This past year, Avery secured the number 6 spot on our 2021 DragChamp 10-12 Jr. Racer of the Year list after she had 17 finals and 7 wins in the 2021 season. Throughout the year, Avery picked up 2 Ironman’s, won a $5K race, and was top 5 in points at 5 different points series to help earn the title.
Avery currently competes in the 8.90 and 7.90 Junior dragster classes. She has raced at 32 different tracks East of the Mississippi River.
Her Race Car
Avery drives an HP Assasin built by BOS that she got new in 2018. The engine is built by Ronnie Smith at S&W Powersports.
Outside of Racing
Besides racing, Avery enjoys playing basketball and shooting archery. Her favorite music artist is Morgan Wallen and her favorite tv show is Outerbanks. One thing most people don’t know about her is that she knows how to TIG weld. She likes to spend time scrolling TikTok and her favorite food is sushi.
- 20 career wins
- 17 finals in 2021 with 2 Ironmen, 1 Wally, and a 5K race win.
- In 2021, she finished in the top 5 in five different point series.
- 2nd in points in the NRA National Open and missed the Track Championship by 1 point at Brainerd Motorsports Park.
- Ranked #6 in the DragChamp 2021 10-12 Jr. Racer of the Year
What is your favorite race car, and why?
67 Nova because they look fast
Who has made the biggest impact on your racing success?
Who do you look up to in the sport?
Leah Pruitt and Erica Enders. I got to meet Leah when I raced at INDY and Erica at a Divisional race at Orlando.
Tell us what you do for a living?
How do you support your racing, side hustle, sponsor, partner, etc.?
My sponsors are: BMC Machine & Welding & Mikey’s Muffler
Who do you hate to see in the other lane, and why?
No one, I’m not scared to race anybody
What’s the hardest part of drag racing?
The ride home
What’s your most embarrassing moment in a race car?
I never looked back when another car broke and I broke out.
What are you saying to yourself just before you stage the car?
Don’t red light Don’t red light
What do you enjoy the most at the racetrack?
Friends and winning
Are you superstitious? If so, what are they?
Do you love to win or hate to lose?
Hate to Lose
Which are you better at the starting line or the finish line?
What motivates you to continue racing?
Friends and Winning
How often do you use a practice tree?
Once a week
What is your favorite sport? Favorite team?
What are you really good at?
Archery and Basketball
Would you rather hang out with a crowd or have a quiet evening at home?
Hand out with the crowd
Who would you like to thank, who helps you the most?
My Mom, Dad and Grandparents.
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