Currey, 15, shows he's old enough to win

posted Jul 27, 2012, 6:57 PM by John Mandabach

Bayley Currey just loves to race.

And while he is only 15, the teenager already is pocketing some serious cash doing what he loves.

Currey, who races the No. 05 in the NASCAR Fiesta Modified class at Houston Motorsports Park, knocked off Joe Aramendia in last Saturday night's Wild Child 40 to collect a $2,000 bounty. He also took home $600 for winning the first modified feature of the night at HMP.

It was the second event with a bounty going for anyone who could beat Aramendia after the two-time track champion won for the fifth consecutive time at the previous event.

"I really didn't think about the bounty until I pulled into victory lane," said Currey, a high school sophomore from Driftwood. "I was just focused on the race."

Currey, who has raced karts, legends, bandoleros and mini sprints, made it look easy by jumping out to a quick lead.

"I just got out front and ran away from the field, saved tires and was patient with lapped cars," Currey said.

The victory moved Currey into eighth place in the point standings.

As with the money, Currey also doesn't focus on the point standings.

"I don't really look at points. I just want to find out how to win the race that weekend," Currey said. "Hopefully, the points play out good in the end."

Story courtesy of Houston Chronicle.  Written by Russ Goodall.  Photo courtesy of Steve Steinle.