Joel began racing go karts at the age of 5. In his six years if racing he has earned 3 track championships, over 30 feature wins, and a driver of the year award. In 2018 Joel will step up from karting into a 500cc powered mini sprint. This will be Joel's first season on dirt. And the nearly 1/2 mile Devils Bowl Speedway is a big step up from the 1/8th mile he has been racing on. His goal for the season is to improve each week and be competing for podium finishes by the season's end. The ultimate goal would be to get the rookie of the year honors.