After being an avid racing fan for most of his life, in 2003 Joe Curioso III decided it was his time to get behind the wheel and turn left at high speeds. From body and chassis work to regular weekly maintenance, Curioso does it all. His reward? Racing Saturday night under the lights!

For four seasons Joe Curioso III had a successful career running in the Sportsman (now "Street Stock") division at the Waterford Speedbowl. During his time in the division, Curioso started 62 races. He had 3 wins, 37 top-five finishes, and 47 top-ten finishes. In 2006, his last season as a Street Stock driver, Curioso finished 2nd in points.

In 2007 Joe Curioso III decided it was time to challenge himself with something new; He traded in his green and white Street Stock for the white, orange and blue Late Model he drives today. The 2008 season was Curioso's official rookie year, and he was named "Rookie of the Year" by the Waterford Speedbowl. It was also during the 2008 season that Joe Curioso III captured his first win in the Late Model division on August 2, 2008.

A major triumph in Joe Curioso III's racing career was during the 2010 season when he was offered the opportunity to participate in the American-Canadian Tour sponsored "Test and Tune" session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in August 2010. Curioso was one of 80 drivers from New England and Canada who were invited to bring their cars to the track for this exclusive practice session.

Between 2007 and 2013 Joe Curioso III started 79 races in the Late Model division. He had 1 win, 26 top-five finishes, and 66 top-ten finishes. He raced primarily at the Waterford Speedbowl, ran a few races at Thompson International Speedway, and participated in a number of ACT sponsored events.

Joe Curioso III will be racing the #38 Late Model part time during the 2015 season.

Fast Facts

Birthdate: May 18
Hometown: Mystic, CT
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Occupation: Equipment Operator
Education: B.S. in Justice and Law Administration
Favorite Driver: Dale Earnhardt
Favorite Racing Memory:
First career win in the Street Stock division
at the Waterford Speedbowl, 2005.