Darren
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Darren "Hot Sauce" Hardesty Jr
Age: 14
Ramona, Ca
Currently in High School with a 3.0 GPA
I'm a third generation off road racing driver. My Granfather Earl Hardesty has won the Ba... more
Rank: Pro
Competition: About Once Per Month: Since 2010 | Mostly National
Recent Class(es): JR 1, Mod Kart, JR1 Trophy Karts, JR1 Trophy Kart, JR2
Series Wins: 1 National
Event Wins: 1 National, 1 Regional, 1 Local
Racing: Since 2010 - Two Or Three Times Per Week

Background

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I'm a third generation off road racing driver. My Grandfather Earl Hardesty has won the Baja 1000 twice, and My Father Darren Hardesty Sr has also won the Baja 1000. In 2011 I started racing trophy karts in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and we have completed in all racing rounds (2011 & 2014). 2015 Hot Sauce will be competing in the very competive PRO BUGGY class! More information on Lucas Oil Off Road at http://www.lucasoiloffroad.com

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Highlights

Darren “Hot Sauce” Hardesty Jr. is a third generation racer who is making his own mark on off road racing. Darren’s Father, Darren Sr. and Grandfather Earl have both won the prestigious Baja 1000 and own Championships in the premier SCORE International Desert Racing series. The competitive streak runs deep in the Hardesty family. Darren Jr. shares the same drive and has worked his way up the ladder from Dwarf cars and JR1 Kart, where he was named 2011 “Rookie of the Year”, to JR2 and Modified Kart in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.
2015 promises to be a big year for Hot Sauce as he moves up to the Pro Buggy Class and will test his skills against the best off road racers in the world. No longer just racing against boys & girls his own age, Darren will be door to door with the PROS running the #99 Bilstein Pro Buggy in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.
At only 14 years of age, Darren Jr. already has a great deal of time behind the wheel of a race car and the insight and knowledge instilled in him from his accomplished family. Put him in the driver’s seat and he is guaranteed to spice things up as his nickname “Hot Sauce” suggests.
Career Highlights
• 28 CAREER PODIUM FINISHES (2010- 2014)
• 9 TIME FAST QUALIFIER
• 2012 1ST PLACE ROUND 1 – FIREBIRD
• 2012 1ST PLACE ROUND 6 – SPEEDWORLD
• 2012 1ST PLACE ROUND 12 – LAS VEGAS
• 2014 3RD PLACE CRANDON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
• 2014 3RD PLACE (2 TIMES) LUCAS REGIONALS – SOCAL
• 2013 3RD PLA

Goals

We hope our racing team can help promote SPY products in the short course off road racing series. Lucas Off Road Racing SDeries is the fastest growing motorsports in the country. My team is focused on bring home a championship for our sponsers

Media Exposure / Publicity

2014
National Website

Events & Results

Series Results
2012 Lucas Oil Off Road Racings Series Round 1 Firebird JR 1 1st
2012 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series - Round 12 Trophy kart JR1 4th
2012 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series - Round 12 Trophy Kart JR2 6th
2012 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series - Round 11 Trophy Kart JR2 8th
2012 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series - Round 11 Trophy kart JR1 3rd
Past Events & Results
04/14/13 Dirt Series Rd 2 Mod Kart 1st
09/21/12 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series JR 1 1st
05/19/12 Lucas Off Road JR 1 1st
03/31/12 Lucas Oil Off Road Racings Series Round 1 Firebird JR 1 1st
10/27/12 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Round 15 JR1 Trophy Kart 2nd
08/05/12 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Round 10 JR1 Trophy Karts 2nd
06/23/12 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Rounds 7&8 JR1 Trophy Kart 2nd
06/23/12 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Rounds 7&8 JR1 Trophy Kart 2nd
08/31/14 World Champoinship Modified Kart 3rd
06/28/14 Lucas Oil Regional Modified Kart 3rd
04/05/14 Lucas Oil Region Off Road Racing Modified Kart 3rd
08/31/13 Off Road World Championships Modified Trophy Karts 3rd
05/18/13 Robby Gordon SST Round 5 Super Kart 3rd
10/27/12 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Round 15 JR2 Trophy Kart 3rd
09/21/12 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series JR2 3rd
Upcoming Events
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Current Sponsors / Programs

Bilstein of America
thru 12/31/15
Competive Metals
thru 12/31/15
SPY
thru 12/31/15
Lucas Legion
thru 10/19/16