Driver Series | Bradley McCaskill
“Wake county is my home track, I started racing there in 2000.” McCaskill said while talking about his start in racing. “I got into racing because of my dad. I grew up in the race shop and can’t think of any better place!” Coming from a family that has always been involved with racing Bradley had all intentions of keeping it that way. When talking with Bradley about his start into the motor racing world he does give credit to older cousin and Late Model stand out Deac McCaskill. “Deac is quite a bit older than me but he kind of paved the way for me being a younger racer,” McCaskill explained. “He started when he was 12, I started racing karts at 4 and switched to 4 cylinders at 10.”
What are three things you never leave home without?
Phone, Wallet, Squeegee (someone always needs me to put on a decal where ever I go!) – #18 Bradley McCaskill
It did not take long for the McCaskill name to find its way to another championship as Bradley won his first 4-cylinder title at Wake County in 2002 at the young age of 13. The following year McCaskill made the jump to a much larger race car and started running the Limited Late model and before you know it he was again winning races. “In 2003 we made the move to Limited late models won a few races that year, and by end of 2004 we started running Super Late Models at Southern National.” McCaskill would try his luck running his Super Late Model in the Pro All Start Series (PASS) until the cost got to be more than what they had in the budget.
2013 saw the return of McCaskill to Limited Late model racing, running at Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, North Carolina and capturing 10 victories on the season. “We got a really bad taste in our mouth and feeling like the championship was robbed from us,” said McCaskill. “[We] made a vow to not race for points at any one track this season.” Though not running for a points championship at any given track I think McCaskill is sort of getting back to the roots, or the heart of short track racing… trying to have fun. “We have had good success this year so far, had a slow start trying to dial in our new car. We wanted to run many different tracks this year and we have.” Even thought McCaskill is not running for points at any given track when you see his car in the garage you had best be on your A game.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Cookies and Cream.
Boasting three wins at five different tracks (East Carolina, Caraway, Dillion) along with multiple Top 5 finishes at Wake County and Ace. “I am looking forward to working with Louis White and driving his number 7 car in the remaining South East Limited races,” McCaskill said as we were wrapping up the interview. A schedule for the remaining South East Limited Late Model races can be found by following this link –> 2014 SELLM Schedule