Joel began racing at the age 5. In six years of racing he has earned 3 track Championships, over 30 feature wins, and a driver of the year award. In 2018 Joel will be making the transition from karting into Mini Sprint racing. His season will consist of running some kart races at various tracks to keep honing his skills in competitive racing while starting to run practice sessions at local dirt tracks in the mini sprint. The goal is to get as much seat time in the bigger more powerful car this year in preparation for a move into the mini sprint full time in 2019.