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Alex Owen
Member since Jan 16 2018

Alex began his career with Speedway Motors in 2016 as a Tech in Customer Experience. Today, Alex works as an eCommerce Content Specialist in Quality Control.

When Alex looks back, it’s easy to see why racing is his number one passion. His dad and stepbrothers all raced, and he grew up building their race cars, crewing on race day, and dreaming about his building his own someday.

In 2005, he could finally start racing karts. Over five years in carts, he racked up multiple Top-5 & Top-10 points placements, Top-5 finishes, and 10 outright wins.

Kart Stats: 2005: 0 wins, 5 top 5 finishes. 2006: 1 win, 12 top 5 finishes. (4th in points in Jr. 1 Heavy at Thunderlake Speedway) 2007: 2 wins. 20 top 5 finishes. (3rd in points in both Jr. 1 Lite/Heavy at Thunderlake Speedway) 2008: 4 Wins. 40 Top 5 finishes. (2nd in points in both Jr. 2 Lite/Heavy at Thunderlake Speedway) 2009: 2 Wins. 10 Top 5 finishes (top 10 in points in 4 classes with the Mid America National Series) 2010: 1 Win. (top 10 in points in 4 classes with the Mid America National Series) Mid-America National Series (2008-2010). 2 Top 5 finishes with the series and multiple top 10 in points with the series as well

After five years of kart racing, Alex moved up to a Micro Sprint. Four years later, he took over the operations of his own racing team. In 2016, he built a brand new Stallard SST and achieved an A-Main Starter spot at the Outlaw Nationals at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2019, he won the preliminary at Showdown in the Bean Town, and finished 2nd in the main event.

Micro Sprint Stats: 2011: 1 win, 15 top 5 finishes. 2012-2014: 0 wins, 30 top 5 finishes. 2015: 1 win, 12 top 5 finishes. 2016: 0 wins, top 5 finish at the Short Track Nationals at English Creek Speedway in Knoxville, IA. A-main Starter at the Outlaw Nationals at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, OK. 2017: 0 wins, 8 top 5 finishes at KAM Raceway in Hastings, NE. 2018: 2 wins, 15 top 5 finishes. (3rd in points at KAM Raceway) 2019: 4 wins, 20 top 5 finishes. (Showdown in the Bean Town prelim winner, finished 2nd in the main event) (4th in points at KAM Raceway) 2020: 2 wins, 22 top 5 finishes. (3rd in points at KAM Raceway)

Alex has also made time to crew for and learn from drivers Riley Kreisel and Frank Galusha. Throughout his racing career, Alex received sponsorships from Advantec Dyno Services, Dave Sanders Engines, AMAN Motorsports and Andrew Felker Graphix.

Alex Owen's Articles

After starting out in karts, Alex Owen moved up to a Micro Sprint and never looked back.
Read how to square the front axle in your Micro Sprint car. Learn about the importance of squaring, measurements to use, and important steps to follow.
Learn how to properly assemble and install bearings inside of birdcages for a micro sprint. Read more on the benefits of using quality birdcages for increased speed.
What is the difference between using individual tear-offs versus laminated for racing? Learn about the change of visibility, price, and quality.
Steering is one of the most important components of racing. Learn some tips on how to maintain the rack and pinion steering setup and how often the steering box should be serviced to prevent steering from locking up.
Read about how important a clean fuel system is for your micro sprint. Learn how to clean and maintain the fuel system during race season.
Steps to cleaning a micro sprint chain after a race. Read about the importance of maintaining a clean, well-lubricated chain for longevity and enhanced power.
Read a step by step on how to grease your bearings after racing and the importance of bearing maintenance through out race season.
Learn a clean and simple process for flushing brake fluid from a micro sprint brake system and why it is important for top performance. Read tips on how to flush the water system, motor oil, fuel, and brake fluid.
Alex Owen has been racing for the last 15 years. The racing community has become his second family. Watch behind the scenes of what it takes to race micro sprints.
The benefit of using adjustable shocks and why the CSI cockpit shock adjuster assembly is the most precise on the market. Find out more on how this product works and why it's important to fine tune your shocks at the track.
The benefits of the Micro Sprint Billet Wing Actuator Adapter and how to install it on your car.