darren_hotsauce_hardestyjr

Darren “Hot Sauce” Hardesty Jr. is a third generation racer who is making his own mark in racing. Working his way up the ladder from Dwarf cars and JR1 Kart, where he was named “Rookie of the Year,” he graduated to JR2 and then the fastest kart class in the lucas Oil Offroad Racing Series, Modified Kart. In 2015, HotSauce earned the Rookie of the Year title and the points championship in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Regional Series. He gave the pro level series a try and did extremely well; so well that he also ran the Pro series for the rest of the season. He became the youngest driver to win a race in the Pro series and went on the take the Rookie of the Year title; earning his second Rookie of the Year title during the same season. In 2016, he has continued to accrue wins and podiums at the professional level. During his trip to the World Championships at the Big House in Crandon, Wisconsin, he earned a victory and second place podium finish racing against the Crandon regulars. At only 16 years of age, Darren Jr. became the youngest driver to win a pro series championship when he dominated the final race of the series. He vaulted from third place in the standings to a tie for first. Having more wins than his top competitor broke the tie, earning HotSauce the title. Darren’s strong performance in 2016 attracted a huge fan following and a rising star nomination from the Off Road Motorsports Hall Of Fame. Anytime he is in the driver’s seat, it’s guaranteed he will spice things up as his nickname “Hot Sauce” suggests.

career_highlights

  • 30+ CAREER PODIUM FINISHES (2010-MARCH 2015)
  • 9 TIME FAST QUALIFIER
  • 2016 PRO BUGGY CHAMPION – LUCAS OIL NATIONALS
  • 2015 1ST PLACE PRO BUGGY / ROUND 4 & 5 – LUCAS OIL REGIONALS
  • 2015 1ST PLACE PRO BUGGY / ROUND 7 – LUCAS OIL NATIONALS
  • 2015 3RD PLACE PRO BUGGY / ROUND 3 – LUCAS OIL NATIONALS
  • 2015 1ST PLACE PRO BUGGY / ROUND 2 & 3 – LUCAS OIL REGIONAL
  • 2014 3RD PLACE CRANDON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2013 3RD PLACE CRANDON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2013 3RD PLACE SPEED ENERGY SUPER KARTS (SAN DIEGO)
  • 2013 3RD PLACE (2 TIMES) LUCAS REGIONALS – SOCAL
  • 2012 3RD OVERALL POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP JR1
  • 2012 1ST PLACE ROUND 1 – FIREBIRD
  • 2012 1ST PLACE ROUND 6 – SPEEDWORLD
  • 2012 1ST PLACE ROUND 12 – LAS VEGAS
  • 2012 3RD OVERALL POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP JR1
  • 2011 LOORRS JR1 KART ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
  • 2010 MAIN EVENT WINNER BARONA SPEEDWAY – MINI DWARF

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LOORRS ROUND 11 & 12

LOORRS ROUND 9 & 10

LOORRS ROUND 7 & 8