Austin grew up around the dirt track watching his dad, Tom Svoboda, and has been going to the races since before he could walk. He had always dreamed of racing as a kid and now his parents, sponsors, friends, and family members have made that a reality. With Austin watching his dad his entire life, he also worked on his dad's cars. Austin's dad still races a Late Model and Modified, and currently races in the Sport mod division. Austin's dream is to race a Late Model in the Lucas Oil Late Model series and the World of Outlaws. He prides himself on being a clean drive and he wants to win races because he is the fastest car, not because he can drive through others. Racing is a passion and there is nothing else he would rather do. For Austin, working on race cars is enjoyable, which allows him to race frequently because he enjoys it and doesn't think of it as work. The time he puts into his car and equipment is never ending, especially when racing three nights a week. Austin has learned to never be satisfied, the car can always be faster and he strives for constant improvement. His ultimate goal as a racer is to win, but also have fun doing what he loves with friends and family!
How do you know what brand of shocks to purchase? How many shocks do you actually need as a beginner? In this article, Austin explains what to look for when it comes to brands, pricing, and features in the suspension world.