Ryan Rackley was born on February 6, 2005 and currently calls Valdosta, GA home. Racing was a way of life early for him with his father’s involvement in road racing. The younger Rackley first got behind the wheel himself at age seven and started blazing his own path in the sport. He won three championships during his time in Karts, including one in the Junior ROK division as a ten year old competing against 14 year olds. He then moved to Legends cars at 11 years old and continued to win against older competitors. In three full years of Legends competition, he won a total of nine championships at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway, among other touring series’.
Rackley first made the jump to full-sized cars in 2018 before going full-time in Limited Late Models as a 14 year old in 2019 with the aid of former NASCAR Cup Series driver David Reutimann. He won a Southeast Limited Late Model Series race at Hickory Motor Speedway in October 2019, his first in a full-sized race car. He made his Pro Late Model and Late Model Stock debuts in 2020, finishing sixth with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour at CRA SpeedFest in January and finishing in the top-five in his first LMSC start at Hickory. He also transitioned to the dirt, making UMP Modified starts in the Reutimann-owned No.1 machine
Rackley’s 2021 plans include several UMP Modified and Late Model Stock races under Reutimann’s guide, while also hoping to make other starts in different forms of racing as opportunities arise. His goals for the year include a win in the Modified and several wins in a Late Model Stock. Rackley is currently a sophomore at Valwood School, where he has earned straight-A’s in AP classes while also working hard on his racecraft at and away from the track. He also participated on his school’s swim team, keeping in shape and satisfying the competitive itch when he’s not wheeling a race car.