December 7, 1963
Residence: Independence, Iowa
Marital Status: Married to Deb
Years Racing: 27
Career Victories: 225
Martin is perhaps one of auto racing's most recognized
names in the Midwest. A second-generation driver,
he is always one of the favorites to win, always
one of the most popular with the fans, and he responds
with incredible success at the race track. Curt
has made winning a habit.
Curt was fortunate to grow up
in a racing family, his father Glen was one of Iowa
top drivers for many years. Curt began racing in
1979, at age 15. By 1984 he was winning races across
Iowa, and gaining areputation as a favorite among
fans anddrivers alike.
In 1990 saw Curt focus on the
I.M.C.A. Triple Crown, a $10,000 bonus to a driver
who could win the I.M.C.A. Summer Series, the I.M.C.A.
National Championship, and at least one Track Championships.
Curt responded by dominating racing
in Independence and Marshalltown, winning the first
four Summer Series races, and winning away with
the National Championship. Curt is the only one
of two drivers in the 90-year history of the I.M.C.A.
to capture the Triple Crown. He narrowly missed
winning it again in 1991. While the largest portion
of his career has been racing on dirt tracks, Curt
demonstrated his versatility by racing in the ARTGO
Challenge Series in 1992. Despite the fact he was
the only driver on the series with no asphalt experience,
he was the second-highest finishing rookie for the
Curt's talents as a driver, and
likable personality has gained the attention of
the sport's elite. In 1993 he was recruited by Crew
members of a prominent NASCAR Winston Cup team to
drive a special Research and Development car. Curt
spent three months racing in Georgia and South Carolina.
As a "Northerner", many were surprised
by Curt's instant popularity with the fans.
From 1994 to 1996 Curt
has ran the NASCAR Busch All-Star Tour, NASCAR's
only dirt track touring division. Curt was 3rd in
1994, 5th in 1995 and was 6th in '96 until skipping
the last 3 races due to conflicts and finished 10th.
From '95 to '99 ran a limited schedule on asphalt
at Hawkeye Downs in the late model division. In
1998 Curt returned to the I.M.C.A. Summer Series
and finished fourth in the point standings. As in
the past Curt continues to expand his successful
career by running 3 ASA races in 1997 and 2 in 1998;
with live national television coverage. In '99 Curt
ran the Summer Series again finishing 2nd in the
final point standings. Also in '99 he focused on
and won the I.M.C.A. National Championship, the
only driver ever to do this twice. He also captured
two track championships.