Cody Carlson
Date of birth:
November, 11 1993

Superior, WI

Home track:
AMSOIL Speedway, Superior, WI

Race team:
Carlson 32 Racing


How did you get started in racing?
My dad (Darrell Carlson) raced for 24 years, so I grew up watching him race, and helping out in the garage, and when I was older, I went in the pits to help. In 2005 my dad surprised me with a go-kart sitting in the garage and told me that its mine to race. I’ve been racing since.

What divisions have you raced?
IKF Go-KartsWISSOTA/NASCAR WHELEN Series Midwest ModifiedWISSOTA Super Stock

Tell us little about your car and what tracks you race at?
I currently race a WISSOTA Super Stock, it’s a 2006 Affordable Chassis, with a 350 Chevy power plant. I race regularly at AMSOIL Speedway in Superior, WI, ABC Raceway in Ashland, WI, semi-regularly at Proctor Speedway, Proctor, MN, occasionally at Rice Lake Speedway, Rice Lake, WI, Eagle Valley Speedway, Jim Falls, WI, Red Cedar Speedway, Menomonie, WI.

Do you remember your first race? How did it go?
My first race in a Go-Kart was very memorable. Most Go-Kart racers just hauled their karts the back of a pick-up or in a small trailer. We pulled into Hwy. 13 Raceway in South Range, WI, with my dads 24’ enclosed race trailer, with a big 32 on the side, pulled by a crew cab dually with a truck camper. Just turned a few heads. Anyways, I started on the inside pole, and led the whole race until the last corner going for the checkered and I got passed and ended up 2nd.

Who are some your favorite drivers to race against?
Well, after years of watching most of the drivers I race against, I have my personal goals on who I like to beat, but my cousin Andy Grymala also races Super Stocks and we have raced each other clean when we are next to each other, so far…
Is there any race that sticks in your mind from the past, and why?
There is a couple, the most exciting I think was the 2010 Northern Nationals at Superior Speedway. I started 9th, and fell back to 15th, I changed lanes and put it to the top and drove it back to 5, battling for 4th when the 4th place driver came down over my right front tire, and the 6th place driver got my left side tires with 3 laps to go. I remember this race because there were a lot of cars, it was fun to drive, and the car hooked up.


What are your plans for 2012 racing season?
I plan on racing a Super Stock again. In the past I have ran for points at AMSOIL Speedway and ABC Raceway in Ashland, WI, but this year I’m not running for points, I don’t race at a level where I finish consistently enough to do well in points, so I will stay pretty loyal to AMSOIL Speedway on Friday nights, with a couple trips to St. Croix Valley Speedway and Red Cedar Speedway. Saturday nights I’m going to travel around. I want to try some new tracks like Cedar Lake Speedway, Rice Lake Speedway, Ogilvie Raceway, Hibbing Raceway and Princeton Speedway. Sundays will be an occasional trip to Proctor Speedway or Eagle Valley Speedway.

Do you race sim racing, and if you do can you learn anything from that?
I would like to, but I don’t have time. I do play Sprint Cars: Showdown at Eldora on PS2 quite often, and will beat anyone who challenges me.

When you are not racing what do you do for fun?
Racing is my life, but I’m still in High School and in welding classes after school at WITC. I work in the garage fabricating or fixing things and that’s pretty much it.

Did you play any sports growing up?
I was in a bowling league when I was younger, but my interest in my Go-Kart grew and I had to get a job.

Is there anybody you would like to thank?
I would like to thank all of my sponsors, Advantage Systems Group, Dugout Lounge, Eddies Restaurant, Nelson Motorsports, Rivord Trucking, Rooster Motorsports, Twin Ports Chiropractic, Dodgies East End Tavern, Great Lakes Office Solutions, Mobil 1 Lube Express, The PIGS, Log Cabin Tavern, GBS Carpet Division, Anderson Lubricants, Buzz Signs & Graphics. I would also like to thank my Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, and 7 time WISSOTA Super Stock National Champion Ryan Aho. It would not be possible without ALL of these sponsors and people..


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