Meet Nick Loden at 2019 PRI Trade Show In IndianAPOLIS NEXT MONTH
Indianaplis, IN -- With his 2019 rookie season of late model racing now complete, Nick Loden and his 2020 pro late model series car will be on display at the 2019 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana next month.
The show begins on Thursday, December 12th and runs through Saturday, December 14th, and is the largest motorsports industry trade show to be held each year.
Two of Nick's corporate supporters, AFCO Racing Products and Longacre Racing Products, will host Nick in their exhibit area at the show, which draws over 1,100 exhibitors and buyers from all 50 states and over 70 different countries to the epicenter of new racing technology.
For the now 15-year-old Loden, meeting new fans and learning about the sport he loves is an exciting way to spend some time.
"It's such a huge show," he noted. "You really can't spend just one day there and see it all. For me as a young driver it's a chance to make new friends and fans, but it's also a chance to learn about the latest products for my car that can help me go faster and win races, and to network with some of the most important people in the sport. I can't thank AFCO Racing Products and Longacre Racing Products enough for having us in their display area, and of course my other sponsors, Pro Shocks and RE Suspension will be there as well so everyone can get to know them and their products. I am really looking forward to experiencing the show as a driver."
Loden finished out his 2019 season with a strong run at Hickory Motor Speedway during the 602 late model portion of the North-South Shootout, qualifying on the pole and working his way well into the top five before being involved in someone else's crash. He finished 11th, but the result does not tell the story of the day, or of a race that had more caution flags than cars racing.
"We were really fast, qualified pole and I believe we had a shot to win the race," Nick said. "We got dumped once and had to start in the back, then we got back up into the top five and got wrecked again. That second wreck ended our day. We will be moving to the pro late model division for next year."
Motorsports partners for Nick include AFCO Racing Products, Pro Shocks, RE Suspension, Home Essentials of Denver, N.C., and Longacre Racing Products.
Follow Nick and his racing on Facebook (@NickLodenRacing), Instagram @Nick_Loden_Racing) and via his website at www.NickLodenRacing.com.
About Nick Loden
Small in stature but large in maturity and coachability, Nick has been taking advanced classes in school since the fourth grade, earning almost entirely straight A's while also working his way through Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Life Rank and currently pursuing his Eagle Scout Rank.
Nick started racing at the age of six in Quarter Midgets at his home club in Salisbury, North Carolina. Nick amassed 180 wins and 9 championships in multiple classes over his eight year career. Among his victories, 91 feature event wins came within the North Carolina Quarter Midget Association.
During this time, Nick has represented his sponsors well through his on track performance, research and development for various products, and business activation with the partners he endorses. For 2019 Nick has stepped up to full-size stock cars, competing in a Pro Late Model under the direction of his father, Andy Loden, who relocated to North Carolina after a successful stock car career in Western and Central New York State and won three consecutive championships at Hickory Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series late model division from 2006 to 2008.
When Nick isn't behind the wheel of a racecar, he finds his way to the flag stand back at his old home track, the North Carolina Quarter Midget Association (NCQMA), volunteering his time as the official flagman.
When individuals hear the name 'Nick Loden' they think - Loyalty, Sportsmanship, Determination, and Quality. Families look up to Nick and the rest of the Loden family as role models to their team and drivers.
Motorsports partners for Nick include AFCO Racing Products, Pro Shocks, RE Suspension and Longacre Racing Products.
Follow Nick and his racing on Facebook (@NickLodenRacing), Instagram @Nick_Loden_Racing) and via his website at www.NickLodenRacing.com