Abby Looman

Name: Abigail Looman
Date of birth: 1/11/1992
Birthplace: Pontiac, Mi
Family: Jon(Dad), Brenda (Mom), Josh (Brother), Zach (Brother)


How did you get started in racing?

When I was in sixth grade my school teacher was Rob Buckley, he raced Late models at Spartan and I thought that was the coolest thing ever. For years I went and watched him race and I eventually wanted to be out on the track instead of being in the grand stands watching. I slowly got more involved with drivers at the track and made my way into the pits. I finally found somebody who would support me and help me in racing.

How many years have you been racing?

In the 2017 season I will be starting my 6th year in racing! I raced pony stock/ cyber stock cars for 5 years and 2016 was my first year racing Mini Sprint cars.

And what are your plans for the next few years?

My plan for the next few years is to become competitive at Jackson Speedway and hopefully travel to many other dirt tracks. I would love to try sprints on asphalt as well too.

Tell us little about your car and what tracks you race at?

My 2016 car was a Mini Sprint car with a 600cc Honda motor. I raced at Jackson speedway located in Jackson Michigan. This was the first dirt track that I've ever raced at.

Abby's Favorites
Movie-  Talladega Nights
Tv Show- Heartland
Food- Avocado toast
NASCAR Driver- Jimmy Johnson!
Track- MIS
Sports Team- MSU baby!

Is there any one race that stands out from the rest?
The race that stands out to me the most is my feature win in 2011. It was my first feature win in my racing career. I remember telling the announcer before the races that my Grandfather didn't have much time left in his life and that I wanted to win my first feature for him. That night I won my first feature for my Grandfather. It is my best race to date.

Did you play any sports when you were growing up?
 When I was growing up I pretty much played every sport out there. I played soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, track, I danced and was a cheerleader, I also did gymnasics.

When you are not racing what do you do for fun?

When I'm not racing you can find me either in the gym working out, or out riding and training my horse.

Tell us something about you that would surprise your fans.

I think what would be surprising is that I am a Security Officer , I am trained in take downs, restrains , and handcuffing!

Tell us about some of the people that have helped you get to this point of your life.

There's too many to name them all but I have to start with my parents. If it weren't for them letting me ruin there garage with oil stains and spray paint, I wouldn't be where I am now. I wouldn't have learned all of the mechanic skills that I have now!
I also need to mention Rodger Kellogg. Without him I wouldn't have raced this year and be racing next year in the sprint car. I cannot thank him enough for this amazing opportunity!
Last but not least if it weren't for my racing family I wouldn't have gotten anywhere. I went into racing as raw of a rookie as anybody could be. I had no idea how to set up a car, what a line was, nothing! There's a group of people that have helped me since day one and i thank them all!!

Who you would like to thank

I would like to thank my parents for always being my backbone and supporting me. Thank you for my friends for being there , Rodger Kellogg for giving me an amazing car to race!
Last but not least I want to thank my fans!! Without my fans I wouldn't be where I am today!!
I would love to see you all at Jackson Speedway in the 2017 season!!

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