photo by RPM Photography

story by Chris Roy

On April 19th, New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) is ready to kick off the 2014 Gifford’s Ice Cream Bandolero Series. Though AJ Eastman driver of the number 33 Bando has kept busy in the over the winter months, “In the off season I’ve been focused on keeping my grades up and playing basketball for my school.”

With opening day just a few weeks away the drivers and race teams have been working hard in the shops on the race cars, so is AJ and the SP33D race team all set for the green flag at NHMS? “Uh, define “all set”, we have a little bit to do to ready the car, but we should be fine.”


Last year AJ finished off the race season with 3 top ten’s, a 3rd, and a win in the bandolero series, as well as some success in karting. “This season we plan to race mostly at NHMS, and perhaps a few other venues.”

Racing at NHMS, have a flat front straight away with a high banked back stretch. “I like how the racing at NHMS seems to have a level and fair playing field. Everyone is really nice there and the track is amazing.”

With a win last season, AJ looks to make it back to victory lane again this season. “I believe we can make it back to victory lane this season. We’ve got a good car that really seems to work well at NHMS. We’ll see!”