Bio

Chris Ferguson had no doubt that he would become a race driver ever since he was young. Coming from a family who had raced in ranks such as 6 cylinders, 4 cylinders, late models, and drag cars, Chris had a variety of competition to choose from.

Chris began his racing career at the age of 12 in go-karts. In only 3 years of competition, Chris racked up over 100 feature wins. Included in those wins were races that successfully led Chris to becoming a World Karting Association Two-Time National Champion in 2005. Chris also captured the most prestigious race for young karters, the $2,500 to win Jr. Kahuna invitational race, along with other numerous national, state, regional, and prestigious championships and races.

After surpassing goals and expectations, Chris decided to step up into a new breed of competition, successfully tackling the various ranks of dirt racing. It didn’t take long for Chris to adapt to the challenges of a crate late model, as he racked up 14 wins, and 2 back to back GM Performance Crate Championships. Chris also tested his skills on a more national level and won a Fastrak National Touring Race at Carolina Speedway, along with the 2006 Fastrak Touring Series Rookie of the year honors.

As Chris’s driving ability improved, the step up to a full blown super late model was obvious. Impressing many people after winning his first two races in 2007, Chris began to compete in the Super Late Model Division full time in 2008. Chris grabbed one win that year but improved tremendously competing against some of the best in the nation. 2009 marked a new year for the sophomore, as he came out with a bang. Chris grabbed a win in his first start after setting a new track record around the 3/8ths mile, Carolina Speedway. Winning the $5,000 9th Annual Skyler Trull Memorial was very special to Chris because of his friendship with the Trull Family. Along with the track record at Carolina Speedway, Chris also holds the Toccoa Speedway Track record. Ferguson ended the year with the Carolina Clash Rookie of the Year honors along with a 3rd place finish in the series points title. Chris also captured 5 other regional wins, a $5,000 Carolina Clash win at Fayetteville Motor Speedway, and set two Lucas Oil Touring Series Poles, with a best finish of 3rd on the national tour.

2010 marked Ferguson’s first time driving for a car owner. Jack Starrette, a long time supporter of Dirt Late Model. Ferguson feels very blessed to have got to know Jack Starrette and his family, before Jack passed away later on in 2010. “It’s been an honor to say I drove for Mr. Jack, and that I could call him more of a friend then a car owner. I’m blessed to have to go know him and witness his genorosity to dirt late model racing.” Ferguson’s year was up and down in 2010. He grabbed his first Southern All Stars East win at Cherokee Speedway early paying $3,000 to win, along with winning his biggest career win at that same track later on that year. Ferguson’s $10,000 victory came at the 2nd Annual Hall of Fame 100 at Cherokee Speedway. As the year went on Chris only grabbed one other $3,000 to win feature but ended the year on a solid note with finishing 2nd in the 100 lap Blue Grey 100.

2011 started off a new year with a bang. Chris set on the pole at his first race and finished 2nd in the 2nd Annual Modoc 100. The week after, Ferguson made even more gains with winning the $5,000 11th Annual Skyler Trull Memorial at Carolina Speedway. Ferguson is currently running a open schedule but wants to continue traveling to new tracks.

The young driver from Mount Holly is impressing people everywhere and many people believe that he is the next big name among the motorsports world. Chris’s ethic, talent, and determination will be sure to launch Chris to the top of whatever is set in front of him. There is no doubt that this “young gun” will be distinctively competitive in the coming years.

 

Career Accomplishments: Late Models

  • 25 Feature Wins over 4 years
  • 2010 2nd Annual Hall of Fame Race SASE Winner $10,000 Cherokee Speedway
  • 2010 1st Annual Rumble on the River Winner $3,000 Virginia Motor Speedway
  • 2010 Southern All Stars East Series Race Winner $5,000 Cherokee Speedway
  • 2009 4th in Carolina Clash Points Championship $2,000
  • 2009 Carolina Clash Rookie of the Year $2,500
  • 2009 Carolina Clash Race Winner $5,000 Fayetteville Motor Speedway
  • 2009 Super Late Model Feature Winner $1,500 Cherokee Speedway
  • 2009 Super Late Model Feature Winner $1,500 Cherokee Speedway
  • 2009 9th Annual Skyler Trull Memorial Carolina Clash Winner $5,000 Carolina Speedway
  • 2009 2 Lucas Oil Dirt Series PRC Fast Qualifier Awards
  • 2009 2 Lucas Oil Dirt Series Heat Wins Cherokee-Fayetteville Motor Speedway
  • 2009 1 World of Outlaws Late Model Heat Win
  • 2008 Super Late Model Feature Winner $1,500 Cherokee Speedway
  • 2007 Super Late Model Feature Winner $1,500 Cherokee Speedway
  • 2007 Super Late Model Feature Winner $1,500 Thunder Valley Speedway
  • 2006 Fastrak National Touring Series Winner $2,000 Carolina Speedway
  • 2007 GM Big Ten Shootout Champion $3,000
  • 2007 4 Big Ten Shootout Wins (4) $1,000 Cherokee Speedway
  • 2007 2 Feature Crate Wins at Cherokee Speedway
  • 2007 6 Feature Crate Wins at Carolina Speedway
  • 2006 Fast Track National Touring Series Rookie of the Year
  • 2006 GM Big Ten Shootout Champion $2,000
  • 1 Fast Track National Touring Series win at Carolina Speedway
  • Current Track Record Holder at Carolina Speedway, Gastonia, NC 14.914
  • Current Track Record Holder at Toccoa Speedway, Toccoa, Ga. 11.746

Kart

  • 2 Time World Karting Association National Champion
  • 2 Time South Carolina State Champion
  • Daytona Dirt World Champion – Daytona
  • Dirt Grand Nationals Champion – Thunder Valley Kartway
  • National Race Winner – Waynesfield, OH
  • JR Kahuna Individual Champion – Georgia Karting Complex
  • Tri-State Pro Series Champion
  • Maxxis Moore Money Pro Series Champion
  • GoldSpeed 100 Champion – Peach State Karting Complex
  • Conway New Years Blast Champion – Conway Raceway
  • Broadway Motors 250 Champion
  • Over 100 Feature wins in Karts