Josh Hodges was born a race fan who also enjoys
football, basketball, music, and video games. He is a 15 year old,
straight A student attending Moriarty High School and is looking forward
to continuing his education and a career in racing.
At 7 years
old he began racing quarter midgets with the Roadrunner Quarter Midget
Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He ran Junior Novice, Junior
Honda, Senior Honda, Light 160, Senior Stock, Light B, and Exhibition
World Formula classes. During this time, he competed locally in
Albuquerque, New Mexico along with regional and national events which
took him to Arizona, Texas, Colorado, California, Nevada, Oregon,
Indiana, Georgia and Oklahoma. Most of his experience was on asphalt in
quarter midgets, however, he did compete on dirt and enjoyed it very
much. He raced in approximately 70 main events a year and has won
seasonal championships, regional championships, and national events.
In October of 2005 he made the change to 600 micro sprints and competed
in Restricted, Non-Wing and Outlaw 600 classes in Arizona, California,
Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and New Mexico. He has
raced at 19 different tracks, on dirt and asphalt, with wins in New
Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas.
In September of 2008, Josh
stepped up to sprint cars and competed against Johnny Herrera, Rickey
Hood and ASCS Rocky Mountain Champion Derrik Ortega in his first race.
He won the B Main and finished 14th in the A feature. He then ran the
ASCS Southwest Series in 2009 and was awarded 3rd in Southwest points
along with Southwest Rookie of the Year. He also became the youngest
ASCS main event winner at 14 years, 4 months and 23 days of age and won
the National Winged 360 Rookie of the Year voted on by the North
American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters,
sanctioning officials and manufacturers.
He and his dad, Jack,
have a passion for racing and enjoy working together on the cars and
their program. Josh feels very fortunate to have been able to tap into
the experience of Johnny Herrera, Joe Herrera, Manny Ortega, Derrik,
Ortega and Rickey Hood along with many other stellar competitors and
teams that have been gracious enough to give time and advice through the