Driver Profile - AJ FLICK

AJ on the gas at Lernerville Speedway
Name: AJ Flick
Birthdate: March 4, 1993
Hometown: Apollo, Pa
Marital Status: Not Married
Family: Mother - Lura Flick, Father - Mark Flick
Occupation: Student at Pennsylvania State University
How did you choose your car number? The #2 has been in my family for decades. It was my fathers number and I picked it up from him.
Chassis: GF1
Engine Builder: Gressman Powersports Performance Engines
Crew: Dave Ferguson, Rod Kacin, Ryan Byers, Joey Panza, Dave Chelsted, Andy Chelsted, Doug Flick
Sponsors: -Ferguson Heating and Air Conditioning -JD Byrider -Alternative Power Sources
Favorite Track:That I have raced on - Lernerville Speedway That I want to race on - Williams Grove
Divisions competed in:Go Karts for 11 years. Street Stocks for 4 years. 410 Sprints for 1 year.
Years Racing: 16
Wins: 53
Championships: 4 or 5
Regular Tracks/Series: : 410 Sprints at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park
Hobbies: Racing, Hockey, Football
Favorite TV show: Big Bang Theory
Favorite Music: Country or Pop
Favorite Band: Not a clue
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Beverage: Iced Tea
Favorite Restaurant: I love food. Period
Favorite Driver: Brian Birkhofer

When and how did you get started in racing?

Dad got me a go-kart when I was about 5 years old. We tested it a couple times and I've been hooked since.

Who had the biggest impact on your racing career and why?

Easily my father and grandfather. My father has taught me everything I have ever know about racing. I have grown up watching him since my first race when I was 2 weeks old. However, many people say I drive like my grandfather Peewee Flick, who passed away when I was 6 months old.

What would you be doing if you weren't racing?

Hating my life. But definitely playing hockey somewhere.

What is your favorite aspect of racing?

The thrill of winning, speed, and photo finishes.

What is your greatest accomplishment/best memory?

My first ever stock car win. Passing 12 karts in 8 laps for a go-kart win. And some of the shows we were able to put on for the fans this first year in a sprint car. Just to name a few!!

What is the worst thing that has happened to you in racing, or your worst season?

Blew 8 tires on the stock car in 2011. Just horrible, horrible luck. Blew a brand new tire before even taking the green flag.

In your own words, describe your 2014 season:

Incredible. By far exceeded my personal expectations. We, as a team, learned a ton. I cant wait for 2015.

What are your plans for the 2015 season?

Run for points at Mercer and Lernerville. As well as trying to hit some bigger races in the area, specifically with the Renegade Sprint Series. This will all be dependent on the job I can find after I graduate in May.

Where do you see Sprint Car racing five years from now?

Hopefully better than it is now. I like what some people are doing to make the division better. But then others are doing quite the opposite. The cost of these cars are so expensive that we need the competition between series in order to drive purses up and help cover the expenses.

What is your ultimate goal?

There are so many big races I would love to win or be a part of. Syracuse in the Modifieds. The Chili Bowl. Knoxville Nationals. The Dream at Eldora. I could go on forever...