Adam has been given the opportunity for the chance of a lifetime, he has been selected to participate in an upcoming racing reality televsion show called Racin' For A Livin'. Selected one of the top fifty drivers from over 3000 submissions. The fans will vote in the top fifteen drivers they would like to see on the show. Adam is currently ranked 11th on the voting board. Once the voting ends on July 31 the professionals, renowned crew chief's broadcasters and top driver's, will take over the judging. the winner will receive a completely funded opportunity in a limited number of events on the NASCAR Busch Series. To mix things up a the producers of Racin' For A Livin' have thrown in a "Wildcard" option, the voting on this runs July 1 through July 31. Fans can go to online to vote for Adam, the voting runs through July 31.
At the age of 8, something was born inside Adam Epperson, a taste for victory. Adam was very successful in Go-Karts, winning multiple track championships, a regional championship and a state championship all in IKF (International Karting Federation).
Adam's need for the checkered flag did not stop there. At the age of 15, Adam and his Dad pulled an old 1977 Monte Carlo out of a wrecking yard and built it into a winning racecar. He ran his first race in that car in Greenville, Texas where he finished 10th. In only his seventh race in San Angelo, Texas, he got his first win coming from last to take the lead in 8 laps. That was his first hands on experience with a full sized racecar and at that point he was old enough and had gained enough knowledge to help build and maintain it along with his Dad. They raced all over Texas with much success, winning several features at many different tracks.
At the age of 18 Adam began racing IMCA (International Motor Contest Association) Modifieds, building his own chassis' and competing at Abilene Speedway. In only his third start in a Modified he took home the checkered flag. Through the years, Adam has learned a great deal about what it truly takes to win. His driving style has been described as aggressively smooth. Now, at the age of 29, he does his own chassis work, which includes set-ups, maintenance to the car and preparing weekly for racing. Adam knows what it takes to have a winning car, a winning team and a winning attitude. Adam credits his Dad for his success, saying " I could not have done any of this without my Dad! He has been beside me from day one, not pushing me, just helping me pursue my dream, and for that, I will forever be grateful! I just want to show the world, the same thing that my Dad has always believed in me...That I am a winner! "
About Racin For A Livin
Racin’ For a Livin’ is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive seven fully sponsored rides in a NASCAR Busch Series car in the 2007 season. Created by veteran open-wheel racer Jerry VanDenHul, the series will kick-off using direct internet voting to select the twelve participants. Voters can view the potential rookie drivers, learn about their background, and use internet video to learn why they are chasing their dreams of NASCAR glory.
JVI Productions LLC has announced that Racin’ For a Livin’ submissions for rookie drivers ended on March 6, 2006.
The RacinforaLivin.com website has become a major destination for auto racing fans on the internet, and will begin a national sweepstakes competition this weekend with fantastic prizes. Details of the program, news about the series, and an overview of the competition is laid-out on the website, along with a fully-interactive user’s forum.
Racin’ For a Livin’ will be featuring top broadcasters, drivers, and crew chiefs as the judges when the driving competition begins with the top twelve rookies. Featuring some of the most well-respected tracks in the country, Racin’ For a Livin’ will put these rookies in pressure-packed situations, and one driver will be eliminated in each episode.
The off-track poise of the rookies will also be tested with a variety of interesting encounters with top celebrities, racing legends, and current NASCAR drivers. Judging will be on driving ability, public appearance, and personality. And the viewers play a key role. Internet users will have a vote for who stays, and who goes.
The final selection of a winner will be done in a two hour special, with each regular season episode presented in a one hour version. Network television negotiations are in progress, with national primetime exposure for all participants, win or lose. Details will be announced shortly. JVI Productions LLC will not release the details for televsion due to the fact that it does not want any of the rookies to gain an unfair advantage in the media. The entire series will also be broadcast on RacinforaLivin.com using the latest in Internet TeleVision technology.