DJ Werkmeister, Braceville, IL
This month's Young Racers' Club winner hails from Braceville, Illinois, and his name is DJ Werkmeister. DJ started racing go karts at the age of 8. After a five year career in karts, the then 13-year-old moved up to four-cylinder cars at Grundy County Speedway, the high-banked 1/3-mile asphalt oval in Morris, Illinois. That year he captured the Rookie of the Year title and finished Sixth in points.
DJ had a heck of a successful 2007 when at the age of 14 he raced four-cylinders on dirt and asphalt winning track championships at Grundy County and LaSalle Speedways as well as the 2007 UMP National Champion title. In all, DJ won 25 features and 24 heat races.
The following year he claimed another championship at LaSalle. That same year he took over the wheel of his dad's Super Late Model, claiming three heat race wins at Grundy County.
In 2009, he continued to race the Super Late at Grundy where he finished Tenth in points. DJ we've got a $250 gift certificate headed your way from Comp Cams. Congratulations on being this month's Young Racers' Club winner.