June 14, 2013 – Reid Wilson is a young man on a mission. In the past two seasons his “stock” has risen dramatically as he ran with and beat the best the INEX Legends division had to offer at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Summer Shootout and also proved his metal at the “Big Money” race as well. Not wanting to stop challenging himself, the future Motorsports Engineering student stepped up to full-size stock cars to race in the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series this year.
Mike Herman, Sr. has been Reid’s mentor along with Chris Rogers (who is also responsible for much of his Legends success) and it didn’t take long for the rookie to justify removing his stripe. At the first Pro Cup race of the year Reid threw down the gauntlet to his competitors by being two tenths-of-a-second faster than everybody in practice. Though his day at the Dillon Motor Speedway ended with a mechanical DNF, he made a strong first impression and that hasn’t changed a quarter of the way into the season.
A 17-year-old who enjoys his work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association as much as he enjoys racing cars, Reid attracted the interest of famous Southern fast-food chicken chain Bojangles as a marketing partner. He met the CEO of Bojangles at an MDA function and the relationship has grown ever since.
Hear this rising star talk of transitioning from small cars to big cars, his work with MDA and his desire to make a difference through his racing in this interview with RaceChaser Editor-In-Chief Tom Baker.
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Photo Credit: Reid Wilson