"The Wild Child
Date of birth:
: Ken and Karen
Forrister, Older Brother: Kam Forrister
Rome Speedway- Dirt
Kimmel Racing ARCA:
Forrister MotorSports in Dirt Late Model
How did you get started in racing?
I began racing go carts when I was 13 and then moved into
late model dirt division after one year. After graduating from high
school I decided I wanted to pursue my dream of racing on asphalt.
What would you tell someone who is
trying to get started racing?
It is not an easy road to take but if it is your dream then go
for it. Once you start meeting people in the racing world then it
What division have you raced and what
are your plans for the rest of 2012?
Dirt Late Models for 4 years and I am currently racing the ARCA series.
This year is really a transition period for me and I am using this year
to become more acquainted with the tracks. This will help me for next
When you are not racing what do you do
I spend alot of time in my home shop working on my dirt track car. I
spend time exercising to stay in shape. I go to the lake as much as
possible with family and friends to relax and have fun.
If you could switch rides with
any driver in any type of racing which one would it be?
Tony Stewart. He owns his own team in multiple divisions and he spends
most of his time in the race cars. He knows alot about racing in both
dirt and asphalt.
Did you play any sports when you were
growing up? I have played basebally my whole life. I had to
chose between baseball and racing after high school. I of course
decided racing, it was an easy choice for me.
Alot of fans think that the driver is
the whole reason for winning, tell everyone how important your team is?
Every member of my team is essential for my success. Without the team I
would not have a car, I would not be safe, and I would not drive as
well as I do. They know everything about my car and they are the people
who make sure the car is in the best condition to run every week.
Is there any race that sticks in your
mind from the past, and why?
There was a race in Ft Payne, AL that I will never forget. I hit the
inside wall early in the race and it raised the nose of the car that
blocked my view. I had to finish the race with my head out the window,
which is not an ideal situation especially on dirt tracks because you
are almost always sideways. I did manage finish second in this race.
Do you race online sim racing?
Tell about that if you do?
I spend time on the simulator in order to become better acquainted with
the tracks. As a rookie,I have never seen these tracks before and this
helps me prepare.
If you didnt race what would you be
I would be in school learning how to build racing motors.
Whats the last movie you watched?
21 Jump Street
Is there anybody you would like to
God and my family. My family has always supported me and none of this
would be possible without them.
And how can people get in touch with
your team if they would like to sponsor you?
Contact Karen Forrister at firstname.lastname@example.org