Davey Hamilton Jr. Talks Racing and Family

Posted at 10:39 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-16 00:39:50-05

Yesterday, Indy Light racer Davey Hamilton Jr. gave his thoughts on Nascar’s Brian Scott retiring from the racing world. Davey Hamilton Jr. is just beginning his journey and doesn’t show any sign of slowing down anytime soon. Davey Hamilton has just won two races and continues to show some solid competition out on the track. 

"My dad had always started me out young, so I'm always the youngest driver in almost anything I get into. Last year, I was able to win a pretty big championship and this year, winning two of the biggest championships in the country," said, Indy Light Driver Davey Hamilton Jr.

Even though Hamilton Jr. hasn’t been racing that long, his impact has been shown by competing in over 60 races in 2016 having won 13 wins throughout the year, and claimed two championships. But it’s the impact that his family has made that has added to his success.

"With my dad’s background, and my grandfather’s background, I knew I had the talent and the ability to make it in racing, but my dad gave me the proper cars, the best equipment possible, and I had to make the most of it. If I wasn't winning, then it’s not good. So I had to make sure I had the best equipment and best everything possible and making sure I get the wins," said, Hamilton Jr.

Davey’s father recently got married and Hamilton Jr couldn’t be happier.

"You know, it’s kinda funny, about two years ago when they started dating, I joked around with them ‘when is the wedding happening’ they always kept it a secret and I knew for a long time when it was going to happen. I'm happy for him. I know they love each other very much, it’s cool to see them finally get married, and I get to see them next week so I'm really excited to see them and spend some time with them," said, Hamilton Jr.

For Hamilton, he hopes  to be full time in 2017 with the proper funding and team

“What’s next for me is the Indy Light series, and I’m pushing hard to be able to run full-time next year. It’s hard right now, but I will hopefully get that opportunity, and basically what that is, is a step below Indy car. And I basically need one good year in Indy Lights and I will be able to move up to IndyCar. But you know, it takes a lot of seat time and practice and good results," said, Hamilton Jr.