Davis makes tracks with Midwest dirt racing

Carson Davis of Sigourney with his four-wheeler. Photo submitted. 

Since the age of four, Carson Davis has torn up dirt tracks across Iowa and the Midwest with the support of his family and new friends. Now seven years old, Carson has continued to race to several big wins and close finishes, all while having fun and making friends.

            Carson, the son of DJ and April Davis of rural Sigourney, began his journey into four-wheel racing under the careful eye of his dad, who also raced. The family has a small track on their property for Carson to practice on as he works on startling line scenarios, turning corners and other small details to make a race successful.

             As part of Fast Boys of Iowa (FBI), Carson joins his brother-in-law, Zac in the Midwest Extreme Dirt Tracking Racing league, where he competes in 11 rounds of races from April to September. He and his family travel anywhere from Fairfield as far as Arkansas for their races, though his siblings have their own events that prevent them from going at times. Carson, however, is hardly alone at these events.

            “I’ve got to make a lot of friends and travel to cool places,” Carson said. “We get to see places like the St. Louis Arch, Ozarks and I get to hang out with my friends.”

Please view the September 27 edition of The News-Review for the full story.