One Of The Things I Would Absolutely Love To Do, (But I Don't Think I Have The Guts To Do) Is To Drive A Race Car, Mini-Outlaw.. Anything That Doesn't Seat At Least Four People. Don't Believe Me? It's #18 On Bucket List, But We'll Get To That Another Time.. I Think For The Most Of Us Driving Fast Either Comes With A Ticket, Or A Hefty Mechanics Bill For Tires & Brakes! Lol Luckily For Dwan Harris Of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina; Driving Safely At Excessively High Speeds Is A Way Of Life! So A Quick Course For Everyone Else Whom Is Newly Interested In Learning More About "The Race Driver We Posted On Our Instagram Page".. He's More Than THAT! So Here Goes! Yes, Tiger Eye Management Group Is A Proud Sponsor Of Driving Professional Dwan Harris #78 & His Kart "The Green Goblin!"
QUICK FACTS (Rights To Their Respective Owners) :
Karting: Kart racing or karting is a variant of open-wheel motorsport with small, open, four-wheeled vehicles called karts, go-karts, or gearbox/shifter karts depending on the design. They are usually raced on scaled-down circuits.
Dirt Track Racing: Is a type of auto racing performed on clay or dirt surfaced oval tracks. It started in the United States before World War I and became widespread during the 1920s and 1930s. Two different types of race cars dominated—open wheel racers in the Northeast and West and stock cars in the South.
Flat Kart: A Small, Flat, 4-Wheeled, Motorized Vehicle Seating One Person: Used For Recreation And In Special Racing Events (ˈKarting)
Winged Sprint Kart (Mini-Outlaws): are high-powered race cars designed primarily for the purpose of running on short oval or circular dirt or paved tracks. Sprint car racing is popular primarily in the United States of America and Canada, as well as Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Racing Car: a car used for racing, as a specially designed and modified car or stock car.
"If You Aren't First, You're Last!"-- Ricky Bobby From The Movie Talladega Night!
As A Young Child Harris Used To Frequent The Northern Wilkesboro Motor Speedway With His Father And He Took A Liking To Racing At The Tender Age Of 5-Years-Old! He Still Recalls The Smells Of Burning Rubber Of Tires, Strong Odors Of Fuel, The Heat From The Track, And The Cherishing Moments With His Father.. He Still Enjoyes Reflecting Upon This Memory In Time Gazing Into The Action With His Loved One. He Knew Then, He Was Made For Racing. He Advises Everyone To At Least Attend A Race To See If It's Something They Could Enjoy With Their Families! Harris Is Adamant That Once You Experience The Race Track:
"You Will Never Forget It.. It Causes You To Use All Of Your Senses. The Lights, The Smells, The Everything! You Just Leave Wanting To Come Back Again! "-- Dwan Harris
When Asked How Harris' Mother Felt About Him Aspiring To Be A Racer At Such A Young Age, He Stated: "It's A Funny Story Because My Mother Always Said That I Would Never Be Able To Get A Motorcycle... But She Never Said Anything About Driving Karts!" Harris Also Went On To Say That His Mother Is Very Supportive Of Him Driving Karts, But He Always Is Going To Be "Her Baby"....
Dwan Harris #78 And His Kart Named "The Green Goblin", Named After His Love Of The American Comic Books Published By Marvel Comics, Is Sponsored By Tiger Eye Management Group! So You Know We Had To Wave The Flag And Ask Him To Bring It On In... Just For A Second So We Can--- First Let Him Know How Proud We Are Of Him.. And To Secondly, Find Out What's Going On With Him And His Notorious Kart "The Green Goblin"!
These Days Dwan Harris Is Extremely Busy With Perfecting His Craft As A Racer! Even When He Could Be Focused On Something Else, He Seems To Always Be Thinking About Racing And How He Could Be A Better Driver On The Track. So Far In His Career, He's Being Racing 4 Years In A Flat Kart, And 1 Year In A Winged Sprint Kart In Dirt Track Racing! Harris Explained How The Flat Karts Have No Seatbelts And You're Literally Being Held To The Seat By G-Forces! Oh Yes, When You're Going That Fast--- You'd Want A Seatbelt! As I've Previously Stated Harris LIVES For This! He Lives And Breaths It, Whether He Is Actually Racing Or In An Off Season.. The Drive In This Man Is Unstoppable! (No Pun Intended.. But It Does Look GOOD! Lol) The Normal Rate Of Speed Is About 65-80 Miles Per Hour.. Can You Imagine? I Guess That's Why, You've Got To Have A Genuine Love Of Racing To Keep Actively Pursuing A Driving Career.
All Of The Nascar Drivers He Looked Up To As A "Baby Goblin" (I Just Made That Up! LOL) He Is Now Honored To Be Brushing Shoulders With. He Recalls A Time When He Went To A Race To See Jeff Gordon... Kyle Lawson... Dale Earnhardt Jr... The List Goes On As He Remembers The Success Of His Motivators. I Can Tell While Talking To Him, He Really Was Honored To Be Able To See Them As A Child; Then Be In The Same Room As Them. Harris Stated That It Motivates Him Even More Than Ever To Become A Top Tier Driver For Nascar; Aspiring To Drive In Races Such As The Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series, Nascar Xfinity Series, Or The Nascar Camping World Truck Series! While Speaking With Dwan Harris, He Mentioned His Good Friend Professional Stock Car Racer Jessie Iwuji!! Harris Expressed Great Gratitude When Speaking About His Nigerian Friend Whom Also Serves In The United States Navy!
I Can Genuinely Tell That Dwan Harris Is Going Places In His Racing Profession. His Knowledge To Want To Grow, Develop, And WIN Is Really Going To Take Him To New Heights. Most Importantly, He Has FUN While He Is Learning.. With That Being Said And His Hard Work & Dedication.. It's Truly A Blessing!
One Of His Favorite Tracks To Race On Is The Millbridge Speedway. Harris Explained How He Loves The Track Because It Challenges Him Everytime He Races There. He Admires How The Track Intrigues His Interest Of Racing Causing Him To Think Strategically; As He Feel Each Race Is Different! Harris Cherishes The Time He Spends There Manifesting His Career As A Top Tier Driver For Nascar! Recently, Harris Was Invited To An Invitation ONLY-- Yes, You Read That Right-- The Keith Kunz Motorsports GIVEBACK CLASSIC Presented By Toyota Racing Series & Millbridge Speedway! We Would Like To Say That We Are SO PROUD OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS!!
What Advice Would You Give The Younger You To Motivate 'Them' To Stay On The Right Path That Brought You Here Today?
Dwan: Always Keep Your Best Face Forward! There's Always Someone Watching You. All You Need Is One Thing To Knock Your Dominoes Down. Just Go In The Trailer, Regroup, And Put Your Best Face Forward. Then You'll Notice Things Starting To Get Better!
What's Your Biggest Pet-Peeve When Racing?
Please Take A Second To Share This Article With Someone You Know Whom Is Interested Or Curious About Going To A Race! It's Kid Friendly As Well So If You'd Like To Expose Your Child To Something Different While You Spend Time; Then PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! When You See The Tiger Eye Management Group Logo, You Know That's Family! You Don't Have To Drive A Kart To Support! Why Not Start With Family, Though?!
Dwan: DO NOT TOUCH THE SHIELD ON MY HELMET! The Oil On Your Hands Leaves Fingerprints On The Shield. I Find It Difficult At Times When I'm Racing. Please.. Just Don't Touch It!
What Are Some Gems You Would Give A Person Looking Up To You; Wanting To Pursue A Driving Career?
Dwan: Don't Have A Fear Of Going Fast & Be A Good Sport! Of Course You Aim To WIn Every Race But It's Okay To Regroup And Figure Things Out Until You Find Your Grip. I'm Not A Sore Loser, And I Can Always Show Support To My Fellow Drivers . I WIll Go Over To The Winner, Congratulate Them With A Photo Bomb, And Show My Support! Lol Nah But Driving Is Competitive, It's Important To Show Sportsmanlike Conduct.
All & All, I Had A Great Time Getting To Know All About Dwan Harris, "The Green Goblin", Flat Karts, And Mini- Outlaws! I Hope You Enjoyed This Article As I Enjoyed Putting It Together For You! Be Sure To Follow Dwan Harris And His Adventures By Adding Him On Instagram: @JazAndDadRacing78! There, You Will Be Able To Stay Updated With His Future Race Schedule, DOPE Pictures Of "The Green Goblin", And Behind The Scenes Footage Of His Races... ESPECIALLY WIth The Keith Kunz Motorsports GIVEBACK CLASSIC Presented By Toyota Racing And Millbridge Speedway! Thank You Once Again For The Amazing Opportunity To Interview You! This Experience Has Opened My Eyes To Racing On So Many Levels.