Austin Wayne Self and Cole Glasson both involved in local community work
Austin Wayne Self and his racing team recently made an appearance at the 1st Annual Austin AutoRama car show. The show attracts local car clubs, gear heads, and automobile enthusiasts, and is an ISCA (International Show Car Association) sanctioned event that features cars from across the country.
“It’s important to me to spend time with other car and racing fans. One of the reasons I started racing karts when I was 5 was because it was something my Dad and I liked to do together,” says Self.
“It’s fun to hang out and talk racing with other families.”
Cole Glasson, a 13-year-old aspiring NASCAR driver, and Dallas Karting Complex treated North Texas Buckner foster kids to the ride of their lives recently on go karts that reach top speeds of 35 miles per hour. Cole gives back to the community by raising money for charities through Racers United, an organization he and his dad, Tim, started.
“I have been very blessed to do what I do throughout the year,” he said. “I get to race 400-horsepower cars at the age of 13. I know many kids have gone through tough times and never have the opportunity to experience some of the things I have, so any time I can give back, I try to.”