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BIRTHDAY: August 6, 2004
HOMETOWN: Scandia, MN
Joe Valento is a 18-year-old racer from Scandia MN. Joe started racing at the age of 8 years old where he competed in the Quarter Midget Association (QMA) series starting in 2013 and then added the USAC Quarter Midget Series in 2016. From the very beginning, the focus was not on winning local championships but to visit a variety of different tracks across the country and compete against the best drivers in the country during this developmental time in Joe’s racing career.
In 2019 Joe drove for KBR Performance and finished his season with 4 top 5 finishes, 4th in championship points, and was the Midwest Truck Series Rookie of the Year. In 2020 Joe returned to the Midwest Truck Series with KBR Performance and also competed in select Pro-Late Model and Super Late Model races. He finished the season with 2 wins, 5 top 5s and 9 top 10s in 9 starts and he finished 3rd in Championship points in the Midwest Truck Series.
In 2021 Joe signed with David Gilliland Racing and competed in the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour for the full season. In 2022 Joe took a break from racing but will be back in 2023.
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