Austin Reed is a 26-year-old stock car racer residing in Mooresville, North Carolina. Born on September 7, 1993, and calling Bakersfield, California home, Austin grew up in one of the most competitive racing regions in the United States. His love and passion for racing stems from his father, Dave Reed, who was a successful car owner for most of Austin’s childhood.
Like many successful race car drivers, Austin started his lucrative racing career behind the wheel of a US Legend Car. In his first fulltime season in 2010, he scored a second-place overall points finish in the SRL Legends Tour. The following year, as a 17-year-old, he went on to capture the California Legend Car State Championship title. That same year, Austin made his Super Late Model debut at Gresham Motorsport Park in Jefferson, Georgia. In 2013, Austin transitioned to the Pro All-Star Series (PASS) where he saw success early on by setting a new track record and winning his first PASS Pole award in the second race of the season at Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina. After earning seven top-five and 11 top-10 finishes in his debut season, Austin finished third in PASS Pro Late Model Championship Point Standings in 2013. He continued to race part-time in 2014; he made his first SRL Southwest Tour start at the Las Vegas Bullring in Nevada, where he finished fourth in his series debut. From 2014-2018 Austin began working more consistently on the competition side of racing where he held multiple positions ranging from fabricator to crew chief for multiple teams in the NASCAR regional and national series ranks.
In 2019, Reed returned to part-time racing and picked up the biggest win of his career when he was victorious in the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway in Virginia. He went on to compete in the ARCA Menards Series East and West, where he won a heat race and captured his first ARCA Menards Series Pole at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
In 2020, Austin will compete in 14 races split between the ARCA Menards Series, SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour and Southern Super Series. When he isn’t behind the wheel of a race car, you can find him studying for one of his college courses or serving as an at-track mechanic for DGR-Crosley.