Team Deans: Where does your passion for racing coming from?
Brandon Reidner: My dad, that’s all I know is racing. I was in 2ND grade before I realized that not everyone’s dad had a race car. I thought that it was just like everything else and everyone did it. I have never played stick and ball sports, it’s always been about racing for me
Team Deans: What is your best memory growing up as a kid?
Brandon Reidner: When I was a kid there was a small pice of unclaimed property that butted up to my dads property, no one really knew who owned it so naturally my dad carved out a go kart track up there. Me, dad, and my brother, Kyle, went through countless tires and 5hp briggs engines up there for the better part of 6-7 years. I remember even at that time I knew that is what I wanted to do, no question.
Team Deans: When you aren’t at the shop or the track what are you typically doing?
Brandon Reidner: I spend a lot of time painting helmets for people all across the country. My son Easton, also races go karts so that takes up a lot of time also. Other than that its just pretty much race and work.
Team Deans: How do you get your racing fix in during the off-season?
Brandon Reidner: I race R/C cars in the winter, and we can always find an enduro or something like that to take part in. That usually holds me over till spring.
Team Deans: If you never started racing what would you be doing on the weekends?
Brandon Reidner: I don’t know. I often think about that on the way to the track. I look at people mowing there lawns or out grilling, I cant help but think how boring that must be. Everything else just seems lame, but if I had to pick one thing I would say probably something with hot rods or street rods.
Team Deans: What are you most excited about for the upcoming 2016 season?
Brandon Reidner: We built a new car for the 2016 season, Im really excited to see how that goes. Coming off the season we had last year its going to be hard to compete but the new car turned out great and I’m really excited to get the season rolling. A few tracks picked up sport mods this year so we will get to try some facilities that I have never been to before so I’m also looking forward to that as well.
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