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UserName: devinoconnell

Real Name: Devin O'Connell

Hometown: Madison, CT

Tracks Where I Race: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Hickory Motor Speedway, Orange County Speedway, Motor Mile Speedway, Southern National Motorsports Park, Dillion Motor Speedway, Florence Motor Speedway

Non-Racing Hobbies: Bowling, Bicycling, Video Games

 

Classes I've Raced: Tiger Sprint A & B, Jr. Outlaw, Jr. Champ, Allison Legacy, Legends

Classes I Currently Race: Allison Legacy, Legends

My Personal Website: http://devinoconnellracing.com

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Victory Lane at Dillon Motor Speedway, Dillon, SC. Fifth win in a row - Allison Legacy Series. 9/27/2014

Stafford Motor Speedway Legends win 9/12/2014

Victory Lane at Florence Motor Speedway

9/20/2014 Bethel Motor Speedway victory lane

Victory Lane at Wake County Speedway (NC). 8/30/2014

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My name is Devin O’Connell and I am passionate about racing.  I am currently 16 years old and a Junior in high school.  I have been racing since I was nine years old.  During the 2014 season, I will be racing in the Allison Legacy Touring Series, as well as, a 1934 Legend Coupe. 

Please visit and "Like" my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/devinoconnellracing or follow me on Twitter @_DevinOConnell.  By "liking" or following my page(S), you will be able to get trackside updates and comnents along with race day photos.  In addition, my new website is up and running at DevinOconnellRacing.com.  Feel free to fill out the "JOIN" page to help me build my fan base for future sponsorship opportunities. 

I first became interested in racing when I was a kindergarten student in Chatham, MA, and discovered a classmate raced go-karts.  When I discovered that kids could race karts, I was determined to get into the sport.  I had to be very persistent for several years in order to persuade my parents to let me try racing.

 

My father purchased my first kart when I was nine years old.  The kart had been sitting in someone’s garage for a couple years.  My dad and I showed up at our first race with the kart (on old tires), a utility trailer, a bicycle pump, and a Leatherman tool.   My first race proved to be very successful as I finished third in the 17-kart field.  By my fourth race ever, I was in victory lane.  I finished my first season with 3 wins, 10 top 3’s out of 18 races, and second in points.

  

The only crew I have ever had is my father and me.  We have had to learn the world of racing on our own bit by bit with the generous help of others and lots of reading.  Despite our limited knowledge, I have managed to achieve much success over the past seven years.  I have two karting championships, nearly 30 karting wins, and 12 top 3’s in an Allison Legacy racecar.  In addition, I have finished second in karting championships 4 times and I finished the 2013 season second in points in the Allison Legacy Touring Series.

 

My goal for the 2014 season is to continue racing in the Allison Legacy Touring Series.  In addition, I plan to do Legend car races at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Speedway.  Although I have improved a lot during the 2013 season, I have realized, with the help of Donnie Allison, that I have some more learning to do.  I am also working to secure marketing partnership funding so that I can move up into bigger cars and bigger races.  

 

Primary Ride

Allison Legacy Ford Thunderbird

US Legend 1934 Coupe

 

Backup Ride(s)

 

Allison Legacy Chevy Monte Carlo

 

View Schedule For: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

DateTrackClassFinishComments
03/10/12 Dillon Motor Speedway, Dillon, SC Allison Legacy 7th
03/31/12 Florence Motor Speedway, Timmonsville, SC Allison Legacy 9th Devin managed to win the "hard charger" of the race award despite battling a tight car during the feature race.
04/07/12 Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory, NC Allison Legacy 6th
04/21/12 Orange County Speedway, Rougemont, NC Allison Legacy 5th Devin scored his first top 5 of the 2012 season.
04/29/12 Rockingham Speedway, Rockingham, NC Allison Legacy 9th There was no qualifying for this race. Devin started the feature on the inside of row 4 (7th). The 50 lap race was uneventful with 1 caution. Devin battled with 2 other cars but was unable to hold the 7th spot he started in and fell back to 9th.
05/26/12 Dillon Motor Speedway, Dillon, SC Allison Legacy 5th Devin started the day off with a strong qualifying run finishing 4th for his best qualifying effort to date. A redraw of the top 8 qualifiers placed him in 6th for the start of the feature. The feature did not complete a full lap before the first wreck took its toll. The restart found Devin on the outside of row 2 (4th). He fell back to 5th before crossing the stripe and on lap 6, fell back further to 8th place. Lap 9 brought out the 2nd caution of the night and Devin restarted 6th. He remained in 6th until lap 17 when he was pushed back to 7th. The race remained calm until lap 30, when a three-car wreck brought out the 3rd and final caution. Devin narrowly avoided the wreck and restarted 4th. The last 20 laps was a battle for 3rd. Devin took the 3rd position on lap 35, fell to 4th on lap 37, back to 3rd on lap 40, and finally to 5th on lap 44 where he would finish the night.
06/09/12 Florence Motor Speedway, Timmonsville, SC Allison Legacy 5th
06/23/12 Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory, NC Allison Legacy 7th The 8th race of the Allison Legacy Touring Series had Devin starting in the outside of row 3 (6th). The first 25 laps were uneventful with Devin remaining in 6th and the first caution coming out on lap 26. Devin restarted in 5th as one of the cars ahead of him pulled into the pits for service. Devin held on to 5th through the next 2 cautions on lap 31 and 39. With 2 laps to go, he was passed and fell back to 6th. On the last lap, the caution flag flew for the 4th time. On the first attempt at a green-white-checker finish, a caution again came out on the last lap. The second attempt at a green-white-checker finish had Devin starting in 5th place. On the last lap, the car in front of Devin experienced engine problems. The result was an accordion effect causing Devin to slow, get hit from behind, and spun resulting in the caution flag to drop for the last time with the checker flag. Devin finished in 7th.
07/07/12 Orange County Speedway, Rougemont, NC Allison Legacy 4th The following is from the Orange County Speedway Press Release for 7-7-2012: “The series would put on one its most exciting shows that they have put on in OCS history. There was beating, banging, spinning, three-wide-racing and multiple leaders. At the beginning of the race Ryan Mackintosh would lead the race for the first nineteen laps of the race. Casey Hillenburg (11) would take the lead away on lap twenty and would lead until lap thirty-one, when he was overtaken by the Jantzen Stirewalt (5). The two would swap the lead position back and forth until Stirewalt would pull away on lap thirty-six. A lap 39 caution for the spinning car of Ben Klat (10) would bunch the field up again for an eleven lap dash to the finish. These eleven laps provide fans with at least three laps of three-wide-racing for second position between Hillenburg (11), John Nemechek (8) and Devin O’Connell (43).” Devin was on the outside with Nemechek in the middle and Hillenburg inside. Devin managed to grab the second place position. He held onto 2nd until the last lap when Hillenburg and then Nemecheck made a last lap pass to push Devin back to a fourth place finish.
07/28/12 Tri-County Speedway, Hudson, NC Allison Legacy 3rd First top 3 finish for Devin! Another very exciting Legacy race with the race summary to follow soon.
08/11/12 Myrtle Beach Speedway, Myrtle Beach, SC Allison Legacy 6th
08/25/12 Dillon Motor Speedway, Dillon, SC Allison Legacy 5th
09/01/12 Orange County Speedway, Rougemont, NC Allison Legacy 4th
09/22/12 Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory, NC Alliosn Leagacy 6th
10/06/12 Southern National Speedway, Kenly, NC Allison Legacy
10/20/12 Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory, NC Allison Legacy

Links to the Series Devin Races

Wild Thing Karts: http://www.wildthingkarts.com/ Twin State Speedway: http://www.twinstatespeedway.net/gokart/ Allison Legacy North Racing ... Read More

Video Highlights Illustrating Devin's Racing

Took a look at the video link to get an idea of the type of racing Devin participates in. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14523193/Devin%27s%20Race%20Pr... Read More

Article about Devin O'Connell in New Haven Register 11/7/2010

Below is a link to the New Haven Register article highlighting Devin's 2010 season. http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2010/11/08/news/shoreline... Read More

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