Davin Scites

My Dad, Jack Scites, Competed in the NASCAR series in the late 60"s early 70"s. Jack Scites then decided to quit racing and bought Davin a go-kart when he was five years old and that's when it all began.

Competing for many years in go-karts and winning in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky, Davin felt he was ready to move up and decided to buy a Legend Car.

Davin's first race was Ona, West Virginia where he won that night. He competed in legends for three years and in that time won Three National Championships, Two At Charlotte Motor speedway, and a Road Course at Firebird Raceway, Phoenix, Arizona.   Deciding to pursue a career in racing rather than pursing college, Davin progressed to the NASCAR Late Model Series.

"Racing is something I've wanted to do my whole life," says Davin "In 1996, when I was attending Marshall University, the time came for me to make a choice about my future: I either had to focus on racing full-time, or decide on a new profession and begin training for it. I chose racing, and I've never looked back."

He began driving five hours each way to the Carolinas to compete in NASCAR Late Model Stocks at various tracks in the south. "Late Models taught me a lot going to big races at Myrtle Beach, Martinsville, New River Valley and many other tracks."

In 2000 he ran a limited schedule for two seasons in ASA. In 2003 ran a full schedule becoming the only Rookie to win a race in ASA 2003 season.

In 2004 SS Racing called Davin to Drive Ten Races in ASA, He Moved to Indianapolis, IN where he raced, worked on the cars, and also was a crew chief from time to time.

 

 

Davin entered his first ARCA ReMax Race at Chicagoland.  Davin Started 34th and finished 6th.

 

In 2008-2009 Season Davin drove and maintained the Champion Spark Plugs lat model Stock car for Dale Jr. Motorsports.  Davin has over 13 poles including three track records at Martinsville Speedway.

 

As ’08 transitioned into ’09, the driver of the no. 06 was moving out of the sprawling, 66,000-square-foot facility on Cayuga Drive in Mooresville, NC. And although the severance from JR Motorsports had some setbacks, it also left Davin Scites eyeing new opportunities.

In his first official year racing under the JR Motorsports banner, Scites scored the best season of his career in 2008. For the second straight year, a three-win season at Motor Mile Speedway resulted in a career-best third place finish in the track standings. The racer’s efforts were reflected in the WHELEN All-American Series state and national standings, where the Wayne, WV, native produced personal bests, posting finishes of second and thirteenth, respectively.

On the strength of a record-setting season, Scites and the no. 06 team put their dominance on display at Martinsville. Shattering his old track record, Scites posted a 20.316-second pole run while qualifying for the Bailey’s 300.

In 2007, he again rocked the NASCAR late model series with five wins, fifteen top fives, and eighteen top ten finishes. His success was accompanied by setting a new track record during qualifying at Martinsville Speedway and winning the Mid Atlantic Championship at Caraway Speedway. The talent he displayed during this time proved him to be a competent driver, and Davin Scites Motorsports proudly announced the #06 Champion Sparkplugs Chevrolet schedule for the 2008 season under JR Motorsports. This was a wonderful opportunity and a very positive experience for Davin. He opted to continue driving his own car that he built and carry the sponsors offered to him under his contract with JR Motorsports.

 

This schedule featured a full slate of racing at Motor Mile Speedway and several feature races at other tracks throughout the Southeast. Davin was not only competitive that season, he impressively finished the season with more wins than any other driver with JR Motorsports. During this time, he set another track record during qualifying at Martinsville Speedway. This opened the door to a potential ride in a JR Motorsports Nationwide Series car. Due to bad timing, changes in the economy, and the funding at JR Motorsports, sponsorship fell through and this opportunity did as well.

 

The 2009 season was another one for the books as Davin returned to his family owned team and Along with many wins and top finishes, Davin set yet another track record while qualifying at Martinsville Speedway for his third consecutive year. 2010 was another great season with several key victories at Motor Mile Speedway and a strong performance at Martinsville Speedway in the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300.

 

2011 started off strong for Davin with a win in his first race out at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, NC, but after a mid-season crash, Davin struggled for the middle part of the season until he began to find his groove in the final months of the season.

 

With 2011 in the books, the focus at Davin Scites Motorsports has been squarely on the 2012 season, where Scites will once again compete in his Late Model Stock Car, but also has the possibility of driving a Nationwide car. Davin is certainly motivated to do whatever it takes to continue to advance his racing career as he looks at the possibilities that lie ahead.

 

Davin has many more chapters to fill...and many more championships and races to win.

 

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