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Driver: Austin Horton
Hometown: Newnan, Georgia
DOB: 05/07/95
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185 lbs
Marital Status: Engaged (Madison)
Division: Super Late Model
Crate Late Model
Years Racing: 11
Career Wins: Over 50
Chassis: XR1 Rocket Chassis
Engine: Clements Race Engine
Vic Hill Race Engine
Eagle Race Engine
Team Owner: Wood Motorsports
Favorite Food: Steak & Shrimp
Favorite Track: Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia
Racing Hero: Gary Horton (Grandfather
Most Memorable Moment: Winning my first Super Late Model race with a last-lap pass
Race Most Like to Win: World 100 at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio)
Crew Chief: Blake Ellison
Crew: Mark Taylor
Brief History
Austin started racing in 2010 at Senoia Raceway, where he was racing in the Street Stock division. He won several races in that class.

A year-and-a-half later he moved up to a Hobby Stock car and won quite a few races in that division as well.

Horton, then picked up his current car owner (Wood Motorsports) as a sponsor and he put him in a stock clip-style Late model for a couple of races. From there Austin jumped into a Limited Late Model for two years and won numerous races driving for Wood Motorsports.

Austin obtained a Super Late Model at the end of 2015 and have been running Super, Limited and Crate Late Model ever since. Along the way he's picked up several wins and also claimed the 2017 Southern All Star Championship and Rookie of the Year honors.

The 2018 season saw Austin Horton compete in a total of 35 events where he visited victory lane six times aboard his Wood Motorsports #16 Super K Express/ XR1 Rocket Chassis by Clint Smith Racing Late Model. With the weather determining the outcome of seven of his scheduled dates, Horton collected 19 Top-10 outings and 17 Top-5 finishes.

Running in a total of 27 events throughout the 2019 season, Austin Horton recorded six wins behind the wheel of his Orr’s Towing/Super K Express No. 16 Late Model. Losing four of his scheduled dates to Mother Nature, Horton tallied 17 Top-5 finishes and 20 Top-10 outings.

With the Covid-19 pandemic limiting the number of races he could attend early in the year, Austin Horton competed in a total of 15 events behind the wheel of his Horton's Inc. No. 16 Late Model. He amassed six wins, nine Top-5 finishes, and 13 Top-10 outings.