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Akinori does not qualify for Michigan

8/8/22

Akinori's #13 Kyowa Industrial/KYOWA-EIDEMILLER, MBMMotorsports TOYOTA GR Supra fails to qualify for Michigan. Ogata eyes North Wilkesboro for next race.

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Akinori adds Michigan Speedway Xfinity race to the schedule!

7/29/22

Akinori announced on Wednesday that he will be heading to Michigan International Speedway to compete in Xfinity series on August 6th. He will be driving the #13 Kyowa Industrial/KYOWA-EIDEMILLER, MBMMotorsports TOYOTA GR Supra!

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Akinori
Ogata


Quick Facts


  • Appeared in 2 NASCAR XFINITY Series Races in 2021
  • In 2022 Akinori will race in his 8th season for the Camping World Truck Series
  • Finished the season in 26th (2013) for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series - East
  • Raced in Dirt Midget car race in Japan from 1999-2006
  • 1 win and 5 Top 5 finishes in 28 races (Dirt Midget)
  • From 1988-1999 raced Motocross with over 250+ races and multiple wins

Akinori started racing Motocross at 14 years old and his passion of racing grew while young. His first vist to the United States was his honeymoon when he was 22 years old. He was impressed by the greatness of America and also knew that NASCAR racing is one of the greatest sports and cultures in the United States.

Shortly after his honeymoon Akinori began starting races in the NASCAR grassroots series in North Carolina. He then moved permanently to the Tar Heel state to continue his focus on racing in 2010. His debut, back in 2004, was with the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Now, Akinori loves the challenge of being a Japanese native driver in the NASCAR series.

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2022 Schedule & Race Results

Date Race/Track Series Results
October 15th Hickory Motor Speedway Limited Late Model Stock TBD
September 24th Texas Motor Speedway NASCAR Xfinity Series TBD
September 17th Hickory Motor Speedway Limited Late Model Stock TBD
September 3rd Hickory Motor Speedway Limited Late Model Stock TBD
August 30/31 North Wilkesboro Speedway Limited Late Model Stock TBD
August 6th Michigan International Speedway NASCAR Xfinity Series DNQ
July 23rd Hickory Motor Speedway Limited Late Model Stock 1st
July 16th New Hampshire Motor Speedway NASCAR Xfinity Series 25th
June 25th Hickory Motor Speedway Limited Late Model Stock 2nd
June 11th Hickory Motor Speedway Limited Late Model Stock 2nd
June 4th Hickory Motor Speedway Limited Late Model Stock 1st
May 21st Hickory Motor Speedway Limited Late Model Stock 8th
May 7th Hickory Motor Speedway Limited Late Model Stock 1st
May 6th Darlington Motor Speedway NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 35th
April 30th Hickory Motor Speedway Limited Late Model Stock 1st
April 23rd Hickory Motor Speedway Limited Late Model Stock 3rd
April 9th Hickory Motor Speedway Limited Late Model Stock 1st
April 2nd Hickory Motor Speedway Limited Late Model Stock 2nd




2021 Schedule & Race Results

Date Race/Track Series Results
November 16th Hickory Motor Speedway Late Model Stock 22nd
October 30th Martinsville NASCAR XFinity 26th
September 11th Richmond NASCAR XFinity 34th
September 8th Hickory Motor Speedway Late Model Stock 2nd
September 4th Hickory Motor Speedway Late Model Stock 3rd
August 7th Hickory Motor Speedway Late Model Stock 2nd
July 24th Hickory Motor Speedway Late Model Stock 3rd
July 10th Hickory Motor Speedway Late Model Stock 3rd
May 30th Hickory Motor Speedway Late Model Stock 6th
May 28th Charlotte Motor Speedway NASCAR Camping World Truck 28th
May 22nd Hickory Motor Speedway Late Model Stock 6th
May 7th Darlington Raceway NASCAR Camping World Truck 34th
May 1st Tri-County Late Model Stock 12th
April 17th Hickory Motor Speedway Late Model Stock 5th
March 27th - Late Model Stock 9th
March 20th Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR Camping World Truck 37th
March 13th - Late Model Stock 4th