Gus Dean is the driver of the #56 Modoc Research Chevrolet Impala SS. Gus runs in the Rev – Oil Pro Cup Series, as well as, touring Super & Crate Late Model Series, and even local Saturday night shows the team can make it to!
Gus began racing go-carts at the age of 6! Then he became factory sponsored driver for Millennium Racing Chassis at only age 9. Just three years later Gus was crowned the 2007 American kart Racing Association Junior II National Champion.
Gus next step in his racing career would be into the Allison Legacy Series, which is a touring series in the southeast, that run 3/4 scale sprint cup cars! In 2008, Gus finished 15th out of 53 registered driver in the Legacy series. 2009 was even better for Gus and his Dean Racing Crew as he finished the year 10th out of 42 driver. All the while missing 6 races due to a broken knee. That year Gus was also named the Allison Legacy Series Most Improved Driver.
In 2010, Gus made his mark on the Allison Legacy Series. With only running 14 races, Gus managed 2 wins and 8 top 5 finishes. One of the wins came at the famed North Wilkesboro Speedway, making Gus the inaugural race champion in the Allison Legacy Series and the first to ride the elevator to victory lane since Jeff Gordon did so in 1996 before the track was closed.
In 2011 Gus Dean and his Dean Racing Team have hit the ground running tackling the new super late models they now field out of their shop in Bluffton, Sc. The team made the trip to Florida for Speedweeks and Gus turned some heads down there running in the top 10 every night and even bringing home 2 top 5s in his first outing in the bigger, more powerful cars. In his first ever super late model race with the PASS series, Gus finished a very respectful 9th place and not a scratch on the car.
Gus competed in 10 PASS Series races overall in 2011 and placed in the top 15 every outing not having a DNF all year! Gus also qualified for the inaugural Beau Solocomb Memorial and the World Crown at Gresham Motorsports Park!In 2011, Gus also finished 3rd in the point standing for Lanier National Speedways “Super 6 Series” and was Rookie of the Year!
2012 is already in full swing Gus has moved up to the Rev – Oil Pro Cup Series where he has racked up 10 top 10’s & 6 top 5’s. He also finished 5th in the Beau Solocomb Memorial in his super late model.
Check out www.gusdean.com for the his schedule and when a race might be near you! And check back often for new pictures of Gus, team, car, and results from the weekends races!