Rome native Austin Bishop grabs career first 360 Sprint Car win

Rome native Austin Bishop won his first career 360 Sprint Car win on Friday.

MINERSVILLE — Austin Bishop won the 25-lap feature event in the URC 360 Sprint Car Series on Friday at Big Diamond Raceway as part of Memorial Day Weekend.

Bishop who lives his mother during the off season (winter months) in Bradford County, spends the spring and summer months chasing his racing dreams living in Elverson in Central, Pennsylvania.

With the help, love and support of his father, Bishop started his sprint car racing career driving a 270cc Microsprint at the former Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park and at Action Track USA at the Kutztown Fairgrounds. He excelled quickly and began moving through the ranks and now competes in the URC 360 Sprint Car Series across the Keystone State.

Bishop attended and graduated from Northeast Bradford High School were he competed in Track and Field and was one of the stars on the Boys Basketball team.

On Friday night, Bishop started the evening finishing fourth in the heat race. This earned him a good starting position in the A-Main which he won driving his orange, black and silver number 11A over Chad Layton, Tyler Ross, Ryan Stillwagon and Josh Weller.

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