"Stormin" Ron Norman began his racing career in 1993 while working at Tucson Raceway Park printing race programs and other promotional materials in support of NASCAR’s first venture west. The France family had decided on the move and assigned now president of NASCAR Brian France to construct the first progressive banked paved oval in the country. The track instantly became known as a first-of-its-kind short-track offering multi-groove door-to-door racing action enjoyed by both drivers and race fans alike.
After watching the racing action on the track for a bit, Ron’s life-long dream of becoming a professional race car driver would become a reality. He began building his first race car in his back yard and hit the track for the first time in April 1996 in a 1974 Camaro competing in the Pro-Stock division at Tucson Raceway Park. The rest of the story is indeed history as he gained immediate attention through his successes both on and off the race track. Ron was awarded the NASCAR Late Model Rookie-of-the-Year Award in 1999 at Tucson Raceway Park and the Sportsman-of-the-Year Award in 2000. He continued to advance his racing career over the years and has competed with many of the best stock car race teams and drivers in the region.
Ron has relied on a solid racing record and inviting personality to become one of the more recognized stock car drivers in the southwest region of the country. He is the NASCAR 2014 Whelan All-American Series points champion at Tucson Speedway as well as the 2014 NASCAR Arizona State Champion. Over his racing career, Ron has amassed 9 NASCAR Championships including 85 race wins and an unprecedented 132 top-five finishes. Set in 2004, Ron still holds the track record for the fastest qualifying lap at Tucson Speedway in the Super Late Model division.
In addition to his NASCAR racing career, Ron competed in the ASA Midwest Tour. Racing with the Snyder/Rueschenberg team, Ron traveled across the country racing at some of the most historic short tracks in North America. As a result, Ron was selected as a southwest regional competitor in the highly touted Toyota All Star Showdown in Irwindale, California. Many of the nation’s superstar drivers and teams also competed in this prestigious event. Ron was also selected to compete in the “Championship between the Continents” at Phakisa Raceway in South Africa, another prestigious national selection that recognized his successes both on and off the track.
Ron is currently competing full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro-Series, the top touring development division and entry into the highest levels of NASCAR racing. As time allows, he also continues to compete in the NASCAR Whelan All-America Series super late model division at Tucson Speedway.
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