Trey Jarrell, a 17-year old Bassett High School freshman from Martinsville, Virginia, is a student athlete who excels in several sports, including racing, while maintaining an "A" grade point average in his school work. In addition to racing more than 30 weekends a year, Trey also hones his skills as a scholarship student at Race 101, a North Carolina-based racing school geared towards instructing aspiring racers in the fundamentals of driving, marketing and engineering.
But as a driver in the Young Lions division of the INEX Legends Car series based out of Charlotte, NC, Trey is known as a fiery competitor with natural ability rarely seen in a driver his age.
Currently, Trey is a considered a favorite for the national championship for 2012 in the Young Lions division. Driving a Kyle Beattie Racing prepared Legends car, Trey just completed a highly successful rookie campaign visiting Victory Lane at several historic tracks, including Caraway, Ace, and the fabled Hickory Motor Speedway. In just 27 starts in 2011, Jarrell compiled an impressive record of 5 wins, 12 top-3 finishes, 20 top-5 finishes, and 25 top-10 making him one of the most talked about young drivers in the INEX Series..
Racing since 2007, Jarrell has raced in quarter midgets in Salisbury, NC (at a track built by Bobby Labonte) and Bandoleros before making the switch to Legend cars in 2011. His plans for 2012 include running for the national points champions in the Young Lions division and a switch to late model stock cars during the second half of the season.