Age: 18          Birthday: February 12          Home Town:  Madera, CA

Championships - 2018 USAC Speed 2 Midget Champion / 2019 Jr Late Model Champion

2022 Race Teams - Naake-Klauer Motorsports

Racing Series

  • ARCA Menard's Series West
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Joey started his racing career in 2012 at the age of nine when his grandfather bought him his first used quarter midget.  He raced at a local club track, Good Times in Madera, California.  Joey did not have any racing background coming into the sport and was thankful that God provided the club trainer Rusty Lomier to help and coach him throughout his entire five years of quarter midget racing.  His first year of racing in Senior Novice, Rusty lead Joey to achieve club track record, senior rookie of the year as well as the most improved driver.   The next few years of racing included Senior Honda, Light 160, Light World Formula achieving numerous track records, club championships, state championships, and finishing his quarter midget career in 2016 with two national championships.

In 2017,  Joey moved up to running in the USAC HPD Focus Midget Series on asphalt at Madera Speedway.  He won rookie of the year at the end of his first season.

In 2018, Joey raced the dirt series in HPD as well as the asphalt.  He ended the season with a 2nd place finish for the USAC Western Speed2 Overall and Pavement.  In August of 2018, God opened another door and Joey was given the honorable opportunity to do some testing with the Naake-Klauer Motorsports team.  Joey was most thankful he was able to progress in the same weekend and run his first junior late model race at Madera Speedway starting in the back but was able to bring home a 6th place finish.  Joey learned a lot and was presented with the opportunity by Mike Naake to run the remaining 4 races in 2018 and a full season in the 88 car in the 2019 Jr. Late Model Series.

In 2019 Joey Iest drove the number #88 Chevrolet Late Model for Naake-Klauer Motorsports in the 51FIFTY Jr Late Model Series where he won the 2019 Championship. Joey also competed in 7 Nut-Up Pro Late Model Series races at Madera Speedway. In addition to the Late Models, Joey competed in selected USAC Western Speed 2 Midget races, winning 7 races in 7 starts bringing home the championship.

2020 brought on a variety of new challenges for Joey as he competed in both the SRL Super Late Model Tour and several NASCAR ARCA Menard's Series West races. Joey also signed with David Gilliland Racing (DGR) to compete in 6 ARCA Menard's Series East events in 2021. 

In 2021 Joey competed full-time in the ARCA Menard's Series West with Naake-Klauer Motorsports as well as 6 races with David Gilliland Racing. Joey recorded his first ARCA Series win at Colorado National Speedway and finished 5th in championship point in both the East and West ARCA Series. 

In 2022 Joey will return to the ARCA Menards Series West with Naake - Klauer Motorsports.

"I am excited and look forward to all the amazing opportunities God has provided," says Joey.




  • ARCA Series West win at Colorado National Speedway
  • 5th in Championship points ARCA Series West
  • 5th in Championship points ARCA Series East


  • SRL Super Late Models
  • Nut-Up Pro Late Models
  • Signed with David Gilliland Racing (DGR) for the 2021 Season



  • 2019 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Champion
  • 5 wins, 2-2nds and 2-3rds in 9 starts in the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series
  • First Pro Late Model Victory
  • 1 Win, 2 Top 5s and 3 Top 10s in 6 starts in the Nut-up Pro Late Model Series
  • 7 USAC Speed2 Midget Series Wins in 7 starts
  • 2018-2019 Bandolero INEX Silver State Road Course Series Championship


USAC Western Midget Series

  • Finished 2nd in Pavement Championship
  • Finished 3rd in Dirt Championship
  • Finished 2nd in the Overall championship

Five starts 51-FIFTY Jr Late Model Series


USAC Western Midget Series

  • Won Rookie of the Year
  • Finished 5th in the Pavement Championship


Silver State Winter National (Las Vegas)

  • Honda Champion
  • World Formula Champion

Good Times Championship Series

  • Finished 2nd Honda
  • Finish 2nd 160
  • Finished 2nd World Formula
  • Track Record Lt. 160
  • Track Record Lt. World Formula

Joe Galante Memorial

  • Track Record Sr. Honda
  • Track Record Lt. World Formula


Good Times QMA Championship Series

  • Honda Champion
  • 160 Champion
  • Lt World Formula Champion

Good Times States Race

  • Honda Champion
  • World Formula Champion

Western Grands at Baylands

  • Honda 2nd place
  • 160 7th place
  • World Formula 9th
  • Fast Time of the Year Sr. Honda, Lt. World Formula

California Monza Series Championship

  • Honda 4th
  • 160 4th
  • World Formula

Joe Galante Memorial

  • Track Record Sr. Honda
  • Track Record Lt. World Formula


California Championship Race

  • 160 Champion

Good Times Series Championship

  • Honda 2nd place

Jerry Mostek Classic

  • Honda track Record


Good Times Championship Series

  • Honda 2nd Place
  • Most Improved Driver

Monza Series

  • Rookie of the Year



Las Vegas Nationals

  • Novice 3rd Place

Good Times QMA

  • Track Record Sr. Novice


Joey Iest Racing mission is to always keep God first above everything else.  I will strive at doing the best of my ability in racing on and off the track.  I  am excited to keep learning and progressing forward to take opportunities of the open doors in my racing career as far as Gods will allow.  I will do my best always to demonstrate Christlike character to others in my words, actions, and sportsmanship.