Dustin Echols will be taking a year off of driving. Dustin and his daughter will be racing the “Lil 440” this year￼. The bucket list racing team has and will always be in full support!
“As the race season approaches, ￼this summer will definitely be different for me. I have been racing hydroplanes every summer since I was 10 years old. I’ve been extremely lucky to get the opportunity to race in many classes for some incredible owners. Four years ago Kelly and Sharon Stocklin gave me the ultimate opportunity. They allowed me to become a qualified Unlimited hydroplane driver￼￼￼ and I can’t thank them enough. My family has always been there to support me and help me achieve my dreams. My daughter has the same passion for the sport that I do. Last year, I spoke with the team about stepping away from my driving duties with the Bucket List team to help my daughter begin her racing career. ￼￼ this has been an extremely hard decision but I feel its important to give Fin the same opportunities that I had growing up from my parents. My wife Rena has always been extremely supportive of me and she is also working on her own dreams right now. I am excited to work with the team this year on both boats as a crew member. I hope that I will be back in the driver seat again, but I cannot wait to make new memories with my wife and daughter. Thanks for the support!”
Dustin will remain a crucial member as we enter the 2020 H1 Unlimited season. We are excited to see what the future holds!