Piontek Steps up to Full Time in the ASA Late Model Series in 2005 Brett Piontek was born August 4, 1984 to Randy and Mary Ellen Piontek. As a toddler, Brett followed his father from race track to race track enjoying life in the fast lane. Then...
Piontek Steps up to Full Time in the ASA Late Model Series in 2005
Brett Piontek was born August 4, 1984 to Randy and Mary Ellen Piontek. As a toddler, Brett followed his father from race track to race track enjoying life in the fast lane. Then at the age of seven, Brett started his racing career at Dousman, Wisconsin racing go-karts. He continued racing go-karts for the next two seasons. After a three year stint in go-kart racing, Brett decided to take up fishing and hunting with his father.
In 2002 at the age of seventeen once again the need for speed returned. Brett and his father decided to build an IMCA Stock Car and race the local dirt tracks in northeast Wisconsin. He raced the full 2002 season at the Manitowoc County Fair Grounds, also additional races at Door County Fair Grounds, and Luxemburg Speedway. During this year on dirt, Brett brought home many heat and feature wins and was awarded rookie of the year honors at Manitowoc.
In 2003, Brett and his father, Randy, owner of Bay Motorsports, decided to resurrect Bay Motorsports and compete in the Mid American Stockcar series. Randy being around racing the majority of his adult life and building cars for seven young drivers that had successful racing careers in not only NASCAR Winston Cup, but also other racing series giving him plenty of opportunity to be skeptical about the teams future with a rookie driver. Additionally organizing a new team and pulling the old organization out of mothballs proved challenging but extremely rewarding.
The Bay Motorsports Monte Carlo with its rookie driver, performed to expectations during the 2003 season. April 24, 2003 at Elko, Minnesota in his first asphalt race, Brett answered the call of duty by not only making the main event of the evening, but also finishing three positions better than where he started.
All in all, 2003 racing season in the Mid America Stockcar series proved to be very successful for Brett. He finished fourth in points by racing consistently throughout the season. The highlight of Brett's 2003 racing season was being the fast qualifier and new track record holder, in Sauk Center, Minnesota, second place finishes at Wisconsin International Raceway and Road America in Elkhart Lake. Additionally, Brett's first trip to The Milwaukee Mile was a memorable experience when he finished sixth on his first mile track.
In the 2004 racing season, Brett raced the full schedule of events for the Mid America Stockcar series and two races in the ASA Late Model series. His accomplishments in the Mid American Stockcar series 17 races were: A fifth place in overall points, 1 win at Road America, 3 fast times, 10 top 10 finishes. His accomplishments in the ASA Late Model series 2 races were: 7 at Mansfield and 14 at IRP.
For 2005 Brett will again be driving the Juice Tyme Monte Carlo for Bay Motorsports. Brett will race full time in the ASA Late Model Series, competing for the Rookie of the Year and the Championship titles.