(Photo by: World of Outlaws twitter)

Unless you have been living under a rock the last few months, there is a new name in the sprintcar world that has everyone’s heads turning. Word around town is there is a young kid out running the big dogs of the wings, but just who does everyone have their eye on? Well the answer is 16 year old Corey Day out of Clovis California. Day now being of age to run with the World of Outlaws saw the tours March California Swing as his chance to not only get some seat time but to prove he’s no rookie. Corey and his #14 team with 2x World of Outlaws Champion Jason Meyers as the crew chief made a lot of noise during the Bakersfield and Perris Auto Speedway showings finishing 2nd both nights in just his first ever visit to those facilities. Day started his career in Micro’s winning the Restricted A-Class feature at the Tulsa Shootout in his first attempt. Driving for Driven Performance and D1 Chassis out on the west coast day made a name for himself quickly winning not 1 but 2 Plaza Park Championships on top of a King of California title. At the age of 15 he won his first ever 410 feature event at Keller Auto Speedway with the NARC-KWS series, following that up a few weeks later with another win at the Stockton Dirt Track.

Day has spent time in some other ranks featuring Outlaw Karts, Micros, and midgets. The 16 year old star made his first attempt as the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in 2022 and made the A-Main capping off a 17th place finish with backing from Clauson-Marshall Racing. So what’s next for the young gun? When asked about what he hopes his future to look like, day said he hopes to run with the All-Star Circuit of Champions or the World of Outlaws. Corey has quite the support staff on the wrenches and at home. As mentioned before crew chief Jason Meyers is a 2x World of Outlaws Champion and 58 time feature winner with the Greatest Show on Dirt and also his father Ronnie Day is no stranger to the winged sprintcar circuit in California. Winning the 2006 Trophy Cup and winning the 2000 Golden State Challenge King of California Sprint Car Series championship. So with all that being said the future is very bright for 16 year old Corey Day and don’t be surprised if you start seeing his name a lot more often in 2022 especially in victory lane.

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