Built by Burwell Construction

Jeremy Petty

Owner / Driver

The Petty family has been involved with racing since 1953 when Jack Petty, Jeremyís grandfather, started racing Jalopies. Through 25 years of racing Jack raced Modifieds, Super Modifieds, Sprint Cars, and Late Models, taking 8 Championships and winning over 300 races. You can see more of Jackís accomplishments at the Wichita Racing Hall of Fame at 81 Speedway and also the Kansas Auto Racing Museum located in Chapman, Kansas. Joe Petty, Jeremyís father, followed his father with his own lustrous career.
In the 70s and 80s, Joe drove Street Stocks, Junior Modifieds, and Late Model Sportsman, winning 3 Championships and racking up over 40 victories before retiring to raise his family. Jeremy has been involved with collecting cars and racing them most of his life, starting with Soap Box Derby, where he won the Colorado State Championship. Jeremy has raced Go-Karts, Vintage Race Cars, and now IMCA type Modifieds.
Jeremyís first year of racing Modifieds was the 2001 season starting on dirt tracks throughout Kansas and Oklahoma. Jeremy impressed many veteran drivers with his driving skills through his rookie year. The 2002 racing season started with Jeremy racing on dirt at Salina, Wichita, and Mayetta. Jeremy and his team decided to race on asphalt at Dodge City Raceway Park where he took his first A Feature win in just his ninth race ever, and only his second race on asphalt.
In 2003, Jeremy concentrated his racing efforts to asphalt at Dodge City Raceway Park, where he finished 3rd in points and was also rookie of the year in the modified division. In 2004, Jeremy won an unprecedented 17 strait A feature wins a streak that involved three different race tracks of three different sizes, in three different states. The year 2004 was also Jeremyís first championship year, as well as the year he won the track championship at JRP speedway in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jeremy was so dominating in the run to the championship that the track owner put a 300 dollar bounty on the Kansas driver, extra money on top of the nightly purse for any driver that could come to JRP and beat him. The bounty was never claimed. Jeremy was also a winner of the coveted Missouri cup at the famous high banks of I-70 speedway in Odessa, Missouri, during his 17-win streak.
2005 led Jeremy to his first career ARCA start at the magic mile in Du Quoin, Illinois, were he finished in the top 20 in his first stock car start. In the following years, Jeremy made sporadic starts in the ARCA Remax series while competing part-time in both dirt and asphalt modifies in the Oklahoma and Kansas areas, hoping to catch the eye of a potential car owner. This proved successful in 2009 when Jeremy ran a full season driving in the ARCA Remax series in the number 23 entry for car owner Wayne Hixson from Soddy Daisy, Tennessee. Though Jeremy missed the first race of the season, he still managed to place 13th in ending points. Jeremy switched gears in 2010 for a first-ever career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the famed Lady in Black Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina. Despite being new to the series, Petty still managed a top 20 finish.
It was back to dirt for Petty in 2011-2012, driving Doug Thompsonís IMCA Modified, making limited starts at various tracks in the state of Kansas. In 2013, Jeremy teamed up with sponsor Burwell Construction of Goddard, Kansas. He began racing in the NCRA Late Model division, a touring series that travels throughout Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Missouri. In his first season in a late model, Petty finished an impressive 4th place in the season ending points standing as a rookie. The following season, Petty was able to improve on that by two spots and finished the 2014 season 2nd in final point standings. Jeremy resides in his hometown of Smolan, Kansas, where his parents Joe and Marilyn still live. Jeremy graduated from Southeast of Saline High School in 2001. He then attend Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kansas, where he was awarded a scholarship to play baseball. He received a degree in business management in 2003. In 2005, Jeremy started Billet Race Products, a company that makes suspension components for race cars. In 2008, Jeremy became the Midwest distributor for pitboxes.com. Jeremy married his wife Brooke in 2011 and they welcomed the first child, Jensen, into their home in 2013. And just in case you were wondering, yes, his wife does wear the firesuit in the family.