By Todd Michaels
Florida’s Troy DeCaire is getting ready to kick off a busy month of sprint car and midget racing throughout the Midwest, on both pavement and dirt. Although he recently suffered a broken hand in a dirt wingless sprint car race, he’s not letting this slow him down.
“Last year was my first time living in Indiana and getting a true sense of just how busy it gets around here,” said DeCaire. “Last year I should have won the King of the Wings and picked up a top five in the Little 500 at Anderson Speedway, so I’m looking to run even better this year and even do some dirt racing. I’m really excited about running the Hoosier 100.”
First up for Troy DeCaire is the Must See Racing 60 at Anderson Speedway on Wednesday, May 25, then he will run the Hoosier 100 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Friday, then back to Anderson for the Little 500 on Saturday and then DeCaire will head to Angell Park in Wisconsin to drive a midget on dirt.
“My goal this year is to race 75 midget or sprint car races anywhere and everywhere I can, regardless of surface,” continued DeCaire. “I’ve got great car owners supporting me this month – Ron Koehler for the pavement sprint cars, Sam Pierce for the Hoosier 100 and Jake Slotten for the dirt midget races. Without these guys believing in me, none of this would be possible. I’m very grateful for these opportunities.”
About Troy DeCaire
Racing since the age of four, 2010 Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series champion Troy DeCaire has been winning races and championships since he was old enough to hold a steering wheel in his hands. After graduating to full-blown sprint cars, and competing with what is arguably the toughest pavement sprint car series in the country while still a teenager, DeCaire proved to be a quick study, picking up the TBARA series championship in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, DeCaire also added a wingless series championship to his resume.