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Welcome to Kercie Jung Racing

Who is Kercie Jung?

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Introduction

  

Kercie Jung is thirteen years old, has been racing since she was seven years old, and is currently in the eighth grade. In 2019 Kercie will be competing in the Junior Late Model Division at Madera Speedway. 

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Mini Dwarfs

  

Kercie started racing Mini Dwarfs in 2013, at dirt tracks around California including Bakersfield Speedway, Santa Maria Speedway and Rocky Hill Speedway. In 2014 Kercie started racing on Asphalt at Kern County Raceway Park (KCRP) in Bakersfield, California. 

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Bandoleros

  

In 2016 Kercie stepped up to the Bandolero Division, racing at tracks around California which included Irwindale, The Orange Show Speedway, The Speedway at Willow Springs, Kern County Raceway Park and Madera.

Jr. Late Model Series

Additional Information

In 2019, Kercie competed in the 51Fifty Jr. Late Model series at Madera Speedway. This is a nine race series that showcases the talents of drivers between the ages of 10 to 16, from all over the west coast. The typical car count was 18 to 21 cars. 


Kercie qualified an average of 11th, with an average finish position of 9th. She finished the season 7th in points (out of 21 competitors). On track Kercie was extremely consistent, having one 6th place finish, three 9th place finishes, four 8th place finishes, and one DNF. She was also the highest finishing female driver, out of three women drivers in the field.


Kercie also was one of twelve drivers chosen, out of over 300 applicants, to compete in a two day Jr. Late Model Challenge Camp, the first ever for Madera Speedway. She finished 5th out of the 12, and the camp will be televised on MAVTV over the 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday.


Kercie will return in 2020 with goals of winning races and the championship.


Kercie Jung racing in the 51Fifty Jr. Late Model Series (Photo by Halie Sullivan)
Kercie Jung racing in the 51Fifty Jr. Late Model Series (Photo by Halie Sullivan)

Statistics

Track Championships

Over a six year period, Kercie won Eight Track Championships


  • 2018 – Willow Springs – Bandolero Track Champion
  • 2018 – Kern County Raceway Park – Bandolero Track Champion
  • 2017 – Kern County Raceway Park – Bandolero Track Champion
  • 2017 – Kern County Raceway Park - Sr. Mini Dwarf Track Champion (Asphalt)
  • 2016 – Kern County Raceway Park - Sr. Mini Dwarf Track Champion (Asphalt)
  • 2015 – Kern County Raceway Park - Sr. Mini Dwarf Track Champion (Asphalt)
  • 2015 – Kern County Raceway Park - Sr. Mini Dwarf Champion (Dirt)
  • 2014 – Santa Maria Raceway - Jr. Mini Dwarf Champion (Dirt)

2018 INEX Bandolero Results

In 2018 Kercie was the California State Champion in the INEX Bandolero Outlaw Division. She placed 13th in the Nation.

Career Race Wins

In 214 races, Kercie won 101 races and finished in the top three 74% of those races

2019 Jr. Late Model Series

Competed in the 9 race series with an average qualifying effort of 11th, and an average finishing position of 9th. She finished 7th in the points, out of 21 competitors, and was the highest finishing woman driver out of the three women drivers in the field.

Things You Might Not Know About Kercie

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Why Pink?

Kercie campaigns the bright Pink paint scheme on all of her cars and racing related materials in honor of her aunt, who passed away from Breast Cancer ten years ago. This has become one of her trademarks, along with her number “17” which adorns all her cars.

Kercie Jung, Johnny Bedingfield, Brayden and his Mom.

Brayden's Brave Heart

In addition to Breast Cancer awareness, Kercie is also involved in local community events and worthy causes. Recently a friend of hers passed away due to issues with his heart. He needed a transplant and Kercie was a supporter and spokesperson, helping to raise awareness and funds for her friend, Brayden Eidenshink (“Brayden’s Brave Heart”). In honor of Brayden, he will always have a mention on her car.

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Women in Racing

Kercie understands the importance of women having the same respect in racing as men, even though she has never experienced any negative actions from her competitors over her gender. She wants to continue to be a voice and an example to the public and her fans that gender plays no part in racing. Women are just as capable and successful in racing, and life, as long as you work hard and are dedicated to doing your best. 

Future Plans / Goals

Career Goal

Kercie’s ultimate goal is to drive professionally at the NASCAR Monster Cup Level. In order to reach that milestone, Kercie will be working in different areas of her career over the next four years. 

Next Steps

Kercie will be applying to Driver Development programs to help her develop her driving skills and get much needed experience. She applied for the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program in October 2018 and should know in early 2019 if she was a successful applicant. Other programs that are being considered include the Kulwicki Driver Development Program, Lynn St. James’s Winner Circle Foundation Grant, as well as a new program being introduced at Madera this year.

Exciting Possibilities through Motorsports Marketing

Kercie Jung Racing will be looking for marketing partners to be involved, either on a race-by-race basis, a yearly basis, or that want to join us on more than just a one year adventure. We hope to secure sponsors that want to commit to multiple years that will benefit them as well as Kercie Jung Racing over the next few years. 

Kercie's Ride for 2019

Junior Late Model

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Kercie’s Late Model is a Victory Circle chassis that was first run by David Mayhew in 2013 and 2014, at Kern County Raceway Park, where David won several track championships with this car.


  

The car weighs 2900 lbs, is powered by a GM 602 crate motor that puts out 355 HP, and will be restricted to run in the Junior Late Model Series. The body is fiberglass, and the frame is a tubular chassis design.


This car also competed on the Southwest Tour circuit before being purchased by Kercie Jung Racing in 2018. 

Madera Speedway

Racing Venue

Kercie will compete in the 51 Fifty Junior Late Model Division at the 1/3 mile Madera Speedway, located in Madera, California, right off Highway 99. It is two hours north of Bakersfield, and only 23 miles north of Fresno.

  

Kercie is planning on competing in nine nationally televised races on MAVTV, if she has the funding to do so.

Junior Late Model Series

This is a nine race SERIES in 2019 and it is televised on MAVTV! "The concept for the Jr. Late Model Series is something I've thought about since 2006, as I believe a restricted late model is a great place for a youngster to hone their skills in a car they can move up with throughout their teenage years. We are proud that we have built a series where talent can shine in the RPM Pro Late Model Series, and we intend to do the same for the 10-16 year old crowd with the Jr. Late Model Series on MAVTV" Kenny Shepherd.


All nine races of the Series will be broadcast nationwide!

MAVTV

Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and more. 

Racing Venue & Track Sponsors

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2019 Race schedule

3/9/2019

Jr. Late Model Race - Madera Speedway

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Madera, CA.

Event Details

3/9/2019

Jr. Late Model Race - Madera Speedway

Race #1 - 70 Laps - Televised on MAVTV

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Madera, CA.

4/6/2019

Jr. Late Model Race - Madera Speedway

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Madera, CA.

Event Details

4/6/2019

Jr. Late Model Race - Madera Speedway

Race #2 - 70 Laps - Televised on MAVTV 

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Madera, CA.

4/27/2019

Jr. Late Model Race - Madera Speedway

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Madera, CA.

Event Details

4/27/2019

Jr. Late Model Race - Madera Speedway

Race #3 - 70 Laps - Televised on MAVTV  

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Madera, CA.

5/25/2019

Jr. Late Model Race - Madera Speedway

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Madera, CA.

Event Details

5/25/2019

Jr. Late Model Race - Madera Speedway

Race #4 - 70 Laps - Televised on MAVTV  

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Madera, CA.

6/29/2019

Jr. Late Model Race - Madera Speedway

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Madera, CA.

Event Details

6/29/2019

Jr. Late Model Race - Madera Speedway

Race #5 - 70 Laps - Televised on MAVTV  

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Madera, CA.

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Associate Sponsors

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Videos

Documentary-style video about Kercie Jung's racing career.

Kercie's Rev Racing Application Video

Kercie Celebrating after winning her 6th Track Championship at KCRP

Kercie's 2018 Award's Banquet  Speech - includes her little sister Allie's  championship speech, then Kercie's.

Kercie's first interview of the season - March 6th, 2019.

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Kercie Jung Racing

Lamont, CA.

(661) 444-4946