Residence: Birmingham, Alabama
The types of race cars that Doug hasn’t driven, raced and won in is a much shorter list than the ones he hasn’t been in. From circle-track to road racing, drag cars and plain old Hot Rods, DVB likes them all. At the age on 7 years old, driving a Quarter-Midget (a race car built for small children), Doug won the “Pole” qualifying position in his first ever race.
Leading us to 2022, Doug will be competing again in a variety of endurance races with teams looking for that “extra speed” and in addition, he’ll be both taking on new racing challenges and reconnecting with his past. From days gone by, DVB will be bringing out of retirement his last Stock Car he drove so many years ago. He will be entering into the world of Vintage Sports Car Racing as his 2003 Ford Taurus competing in various road racing festivals around the county. In a setting harboring back to days when racing was less commercial and more about sport, these events attract large crowds and feature cars of all different varieties from all over the globe. In a growing field of Stock Car classes, DVB and his Ford will mix-it-up with cars made famous by some of the biggest drivers in NASCAR history.
As if that wasn’t enough, Doug will take on the challenge of Dirt Late Model Racing as he partners with friend Colten Miller to take on the best dirt track oval teams in the So. East in the Crate Raci’n USA Series. These wedge-shaped high-powered monsters reach remarkable speeds on oval-dirt tracks with door-banging traffic from front to rear. These teams race for some of the largest purses in the country and the fan attendance for dirt-racing has never been higher.
Over the years, he has strapped himself in to over 18-different types of race cars and winning in nearly all of them. Doug is a proven winner, having competed in over 260 races/competitions, he has been fortunate enough to top many a podium and hold more than his share of Championship trophies. He has amassed a 25% winning percentage and a Top 4 Finishing Ratio of 57.5% and looks to improve on those stats as he turns his attention towards finishing strong in 2021 and looking forwards toward these and other very exciting projects in 2022…