Van Wormer strives each day to be the best Dirt Late Model
driver in the country. To understand his drive and determination,
one must comprehend his competitive background. Jeep started
out his racing career on two wheels, as he competed in
motocross racing for five successful seasons. At the age
of twenty-one, Jeep dropped the bike and pursued a college
education, which culminated with a four-year bachelor's
degree in marketing and business administration.
It was during those college years when Jeep pursued his
dream of racing cars. In just four years, Jeep was able
to collect two track championships in a Street Stock and
eleven feature wins in an Open Wheel Modified. Following
his graduation from college, the young Pinconning, Michigan
native started a full-fledged Dirt Late Model operation
named Iron Motorsports.
Since his move to Dirt Late Models, Jeep is now one of
the most popular and successful drivers in the country.
The forty year old superstar has racked up numerous big
race wins including the $12,000 'Fall Harvest Shootout'
at the Quad City Raceway in East Moline, Illinois in 2007,
the $7,000 'Illinois Fall Nationals' at the LaSalle Speedway
in LaSalle, Illinois in 2007, and the $10,000 'UMP Fall
Nationals' at the world-renowned Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio in 2003. Throughout his Dirt Late Model career, Jeep
has been a fixture on the wildly-popular UMP Summer Nationals
circuit and has accumulated fifteen feature wins on the
When fully-fueled by sponsors and fans, there
may be no catching the #55 Iron Motorsports team in 2016!!!
VAN WORMER FAST FACTS:
Jeep Van Wormer
DATE OF BIRTH:
May 10, 1975
Gerald (dad), Carol (mom), Carrie (sister), & Tiffany
Flying, Motorcycle Racing, & Hunting
Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, Ohio
'World 100' - Eldora (OH) Speedway
WIN: 'Dirt Late Model Dream' - Eldora (OH) Speedway
MOMENT: Winning the 2003 'UMP Fall Nationals'
at the Eldora (OH) Speedway