By Colton Hall
If you were to walk in to Central Auto Body, all you would see is copious amounts of trophies.
For a racing career that started in 2003, Broc Stout has certainly made a name for himself in the Wissota Street Stock Racing Circuit. The barrage of trophies certainly speak volumes for the success that Stout has sustained.
“I started racing because of my dad,” Stout said. “I started pretty young, and it’s been really fun since. I just love racing.”
Winning is something that drivers or spectators might be worried about, but with Stout, who has won three of his last four races, it’s just another part of the sport that he loves. Stout won first place in Miller at Miller Central Speedway on Saturday, June 22.
“Everything went fine,” Stout said of his victory. “It was just another great day to race, and nothing bad happened. I was just out there to have fun, and that’s what I did.”
Winning just seems to be a regular thing for the quiet Stout. He’s not flashy, but he loves what he does and that’s what might make him most successful. You won’t find him gloating about how many trophies he’s won, or about the people that he’s come in contact with.
“One of the best things about racing is the people you meet,” Stout said. “With the environment, and all the good people you meet, it just makes the sport of racing that much more fun.”
Stout also placed ninth in national points in Wissota Street Stock racing, and third at the Leonard Ferguson Memorial race.
While some would think that the grind would be the hardest part of racing or the pressure of winning, there’s a lot more that makes the sport so pressure packed. Something as simple as travel proves to be difficult as Stout will travel to Rapid City to race at the Black Hills Speedway on Friday.
Despite the pressure and travel, Stout just continues to do what the thing he loves most.
“The travel is difficult,” Stout said. “But, I love what I do and it’s all worth it in the end.
Stout’s father, Dave, helps with repairs and gives advice to his son. After all, it was Dave who got his son interested in racing.
“I think that the most important thing that I’ve learned is to take care of your equipment,” Dave Stout said. “You’re always going to find something, and you have to keep checking on everything to make sure that everything runs properly. Anything you can get to, you better check.”
Winning isn’t everything, and that’s something that people will be able to infer when meeting the Stouts.
“I’ve really enjoyed the experience,” Stout said. “All of my sponsors have made it really fun to represent them, and I love racing. I’m grateful for all the people that have helped me along the way.”