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Driver Profile - Jack Sodeman Jr.

Jack Sodeman Jr is one of western Pennsylvania's up and coming stars. Jack is planning on doing more traveling in 2002 and racing as much as possible with the All-Star Curcuit of Champions this year.

Driver - Jack Sodeman Jr.
Birthday - Feb. 24 1977
Hometown - Youngstown, Ohio
Marital Status - Married
Children - 0
Occupation - Full time driver
Hobbies -Racing, ATV riding, and anything fun
Favorite Restaurant - Don Pablo's mexican restaurants
Favorite Food - Mexican, Steak, and Pizza
Favorite Drink -Sports drinks
Favorite Music - Alternative Rock
Favorite Band - Aerosmith
Favorite Tv Show - Southpark or The Sopranos
Favorite Track - Lernerville Speedway and Sportsman's Speedway
Started Racing -7 years old in karts and 16 years old in Sprints
Divisions Competed In - Sprints and Modifieds
Career Wins - Four
Chassis - Trevis Craft
Motor -Tub's
Sponsors - Fender Wizard Custom m/c parts, Townsend gas & oil, Utsingers Towing, Lias Tire (American Racer Tires)
Car Owners - S&S racing
Crew Members - Jack Sodeman Sr. ,Cheryl Sodeman, Holly Sodeman, Dennis Collier, and Paul Black
Career Highlights - 2000 Sportsmans Speedway Track Champion
Career Lowlight - The 1996 season I blew nine motors and only finished three races
Future Goals - Running with the All-Stars full time.
Racing Heroes - My Father he accomplished so much with very little to work with.
What would you be doing if you weren't racing? I don't really know but it would have something to do with motorsports.
How long have you been interested in racing and how did you first get involved?

I have been interested as long as I can remember and I got started in racing from just watching my father and wanting to do it. My father never pushed me to race I just decided this is what I want to do.

Who has had the biggest impact on your career and why?

No question my mother and father, they have been there all the highs and lows. My father with 35 years of racing has knowledge, you can't buy or even learn till you have done it and my mother for standing by me in racing after seeing my father hurt severely in racing if it was not for them I would not be racing today.

Where do yo see Sprint Car racing five years from now?

I see sprint racing getting bigger and just too expensive for a working man to keep up with.

Do you plan on staying in Sprint Cars or do you have plans to move to another division?

  I would be happy to stay in sprints for the rest of my career but if something was to come up I would give it a try.

Ohio/Pa Sprint Car Racing