Austin Kunert is from Batavia, IL, west of Chicago, and has been racing about 10 years, beginning with Go-Karts at age 8. The first in his family to be involved in racing, Austin says that NASCAR racer Kyle Busch is his inspiration. At 15, Austin moved up to Pro Late Model events, and he currently competes in the JEGS-CRA All-Stars Tour in car #29. His goal for 2018 is to join the ARCA Racing Series. Austin, currently a Senior, is thankful that his high school has been willing to work with his racing schedule. His future plans include going to college, and becoming an air traffic controller, but right now, Austin is focused on his racing career. When he isn’t racing, Austin enjoys hunting, fishing, and snowboarding.