BAD BOY BUGGIES RACING
With names like Harvick, Kinser, and Stewart, it doesn’t take long to figure out that Bad Boy Buggies takes racing as serious as it does manufacturing top-quality off-road machines. Not only are these racers some of the best in the industry, many are also passionate about hunting. Whether they’re behind the wheel of a cup car or a Recoil iS, it’s likely they won’t back down until they come home with a trophy.
Kevin Harvick - kevinharvick.com
Kevin Harvick’s racing career started simply enough with a gift he received from his parents for his kindergarten graduation – a go-kart. The California-native hasn’t slowed down since and has built an impressive resume that includes 72 wins in NASCAR’s top-three divisions as he enters the 2013 season driving the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet. This year also marks Kevin’s 15th season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with 290 starts, 39 wins, 24 poles, 151 top-five and 211 top-10 finishes. When he’s not at the wheel, fulfilling appearance requests or sponsor obligations, Harvick enjoys spending time with his wife and son, their pets, family and friends. In his spare time, he can be found golfing and hunting.
Bad Boy Buggies is proud to be a primary sponsor of Harvick’s No. 33 Nationwide Series car at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31 and Phoenix International Raceway on November 9. We are also the primary sponsor for Harvick’s No. 29 Sprint Cup car at Kansas Speedway on April 21.
Steve Kinser - stevekinser.com
Icon. Champion. Winner. Motivator. Fierce competitor. Friend. Family man. Being characterized by any one of those descriptions would make most people proud, but to be defined by all of them would certainly result in royalty status. That’s precisely the altitude from which Steve Kinser presides. Kinser is a legend in motorsports. Tabbed “The King of the Outlaws,” 20-time World of Outlaws (WoO) champion Kinser has been described as the best driver ever on dirt ovals. His results back up those claims, with more than 800 career victories during his illustrious career. High praise for a man who started out as a Southern Indiana boy simply wanting to follow in his father’s footsteps as a racer. His dream became reality. Today, 35 seasons after competing in the first-ever WoO race in 1978, Kinser, 58, still intimidates the competition he battles on dirt tracks across the country. The same man still thrills the hundreds of thousands of fans who come to see him perform magic.
Bad Boy Buggies is proud to be a primary sponsor for Steve Kinser’s No. 11 winged sprint car. Bad Boy Buggies has also partnered with Steve Kinser Racing (SKR) and 2005 Knoxville Nationals champion Kraig Kinser for the 2013 Knoxville Nationals and DIRTcar World Finals events.
Donnie Schatz - donnyschatzmotorsports.com
Schatz, a resident of Fargo, ND, started his racing career at the age of 11 competing in go-karts. After four years of competition, Schatz followed his father’s footsteps and jumped into a sprint car at the age of 15. He spent three years racing regionally before joining the sport’s premiere series, the World of Outlaws, at age 18. He earned the coveted WoO rookie of the year in 1997 and continued climbing the standings each season. In 2000, he started winning some of sprint car racing’s biggest races, and by 2003, he was established as one of the best Outlaws with his success on American dirt tracks and Australian soil as well. Schatz, a resident of Fargo, ND, started his racing career at the age of 11 competing in go-karts. After four years of competition, Schatz followed his father’s footsteps and jumped into a sprint car at the age of 15. He spent three years racing regionally before joining the sport’s premiere series, the World of Outlaws, at age 18. He earned the coveted WoO rookie of the year in 1997 and continued climbing the standings each season. In 2000, he started winning some of sprint car racing’s biggest races, and by 2003, he was established as one of the best Outlaws with his success on American dirt tracks and Australian soil as well. After 15 seasons behind the wheel of a family-owned No. 15, Donny began a new stage in his career in February 2008 by driving for NASCAR star Tony Stewart.
Bad Boy Buggies is proud to be an associate sponsor of Schatz’s No. 15 winged sprint car.
Tony Stewart - tonystewart.com
Throughout his racing career, Tony Stewart has proven victorious. A hint of Stewart’s impending success could be seen when he was still a youngster, for in 1980 at age eight, Stewart had won his first championship – a 4-cycle rookie junior class championship at the Columbus Fairgrounds. Two more karting championships followed, but this time on a national level – the 1983 International Karting Federation Grand National championship and the 1987 World Karting Association National championship. Currently the driver of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Tony has scored 12 championships since he first wheeled a go-kart in 1978 at a Westport, Ind., racetrack. His most widely known titles are the three he scored in NASCAR’s pinnacle series. The three-time Sprint Cup Series champion earned his first crown in 2002 by beating veteran racer Mark Martin by 38 points and a second in 2005 when he bested Greg Biffle by 35 points. His third title was earned in 2011 after winning the season finale at Homestead Speedway to edge Carl Edwards on a tiebreaker (most wins). It was the first championship for a driver/owner since 1992 when Alan Kulwicki accomplished the feat.
Tony Stewart also has a long and successful history as a team owner—with his one of his most prominent achievements in November 2000, when Stewart formed Tony Stewart Racing (TSR). And what began as a single World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series team is now a powerful six-team entry with strong footholds in the WoO and USAC. Operating out of state-of-the-art 25,000-square foot facility in Brownsburg, Ind., TSR fields three USAC teams, two WoO teams and a winged sprint car for Stewart to pilot when his schedule allows.
Bad Boy Buggies is proud to be an associate sponsor of Stewart’s No. 14 winged sprint car.
Tony Stewart Racing - TonyStewartRacing.com
Tony Stewart Racing is the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Series and USAC Racing Series teams owned by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart. The team fields two entries in the World of Outlaws Sprint Series – the No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance/Maxim for 20-time series champion Steve Kinser and the No. 15 STP/Armor All/Chevrolet Performance/J&J for five-time series champion Donny Schatz. TSR also fields entries for three-time USAC champion Bryan Clauson and three-time USAC champion Bobby East. Based in Brownsburg, Ind., TSR operates out of a 25,000-sqaure-foot private facility. For more information, please visit TonyStewartRacing.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing and on Twitter at @TonyStewart_rcg.
Jamie McMurray - jamiemcmurray.com
McMurray’s racing career began when he started go-kart racing at the age of eight in his hometown of Joplin, MO. Jamie McMurray exploded onto the NASCAR scene when, in 2002, he scored a win in his second-career Sprint Cup Series start while substituting for the injured Sterling Marlin. Working his way up through the NASCAR Truck Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series before signing with Chip Ganassi Racing, he ran his first full season of Sprint Cup Series action in 2003 en route to being named the series’ Rookie of the Year. He joined Roush-Fenway Racing in 2006 and established himself as one of the top drivers in the Ford Racing stable, scoring two of his biggest career Sprint Cup wins at the famous superspeedways of Daytona and Talladega. For 2010, Jamie returned to race for Ganassi at Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing and continued his winning ways in his first race at the Daytona 500 and later took the prestigious Brickyard 400 for a sweep of NASCAR's two biggest events of the season. Away from the track, McMurray enjoys fishing - a sport he has enjoyed since he began fishing as child. Even when not racing in the NSCS, McMurray competes in go-kart races, keeping up his competitive drive and physical stamina.
Bad Boy Buggies is proud to be an primary sponsor of McMurray’s No. 1 Sprint Cup car at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, Atlanta Motor Speedway on September 1 and Richmond International Raceway on September 7.
NHRA - nhra.com
When Wally Parks founded the NHRA in 1951, he worked to get racing off the city streets and highways and into safer, organized venues. He wanted NHRA to provide guidance to timing clubs and tracks. Soon, NHRA was hosting national events, as tuning cars became a hobby rather than just a necessity. While the grassroots racing organization has come a long way in 60 years of operation, there are some things that will never change. NHRA fans continue to have the best access to the behind-the-scenes action of racing. Fans are privy to an up-close and personal view of teams rebuilding engines in less than 75 minutes between elimination rounds. Drivers are often found in their pit areas, signing autographs and chatting with fans. That is just one reason why NHRA fans continue to be some of the most loyal of any sport. NHRA is all about diversity. With more than 20 categories of competition, including Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle at the Professional level, to a multicultural array of high-octane personalities it calls world champions, NHRA thrives on unique competitors accomplishing unique achievements. There are more than 40,000 licensed NHRA drivers that compete at 130 NHRA member tracks around the country.