Densman making his mark
The roar of engines and the thrill of speed come alive at Texana Raceway Park, where 16-year-old high school student Logan Densman is carving his path in the world of dirt track racing. He starts his weekend off by playing football on Friday nights, reviewing film on Saturday morning, and racing for first Saturday night. In the limited modified class, Densman is proving that youth is no obstacle to pursuing your passion for racing.
Despite his age, Densman is no stranger to the racetrack. He’s been racing for approximately a year, inspired by his father’s love for the sport. “My dad did it, and I’ve enjoyed watching it ever since I can remember,” Densman explains. It’s clear that a strong family tradition of racing drives this young talent.
When asked about drivers he admires, Densman points to the one who’s been his mentor from day one: his father. In the world of racing, family ties run deep.
Densman’s family is actually the previous owner and operator of Texana Raceway. With his dad’s experience behind the scenes of running a racetrack as well as being behind the wheel in various car classes such as street stocks and late models, his family has a wealth of knowledge to pass down. Other people in his family who have driven race cars are his aunt, uncle, cousins, and grandpa.
In his new car that he and his grandpa just picked up from Louisiana, Densman recently faced the challenges of the races. Reflecting on these experiences, he shares, “The car felt good, but I made mistakes and didn’t get the results I wanted.”
At just 16, Densman already has his eyes set on ambitious goals. “Being successful and becoming a better racer” are his primary objectives. It’s clear that he’s not here merely to participate; he’s here to dominate.
When it comes to working on his racecar, Densman’s dedication shines through. He’s often found wrenching on his car, investing countless hours to ensure it performs at its peak. And when the project grows too extensive, he knows he can rely on his dad, who stands by his side, ready to lend a hand.
In his heat race, Densman held third place for most of the ten laps but on the final lap, he got loose coming out of turn two and ended up with a fourth-place finish. After a discussion of what went wrong and what could be corrected, he reassessed, made sure there was no major damage to his new car, studied the drivers before his feature, and then got back out there. In the feature, he remained consistent with the line he chose to drive. Densman continued to figure out his car in the 20 lap feature and maintained second and third place until his car had mechanical issues and he had to pull off of the track.
Logan Densman is more than just a 16-year-old high school student; he’s a rising star in the racing world, carrying on a family legacy and racing toward a bright future. Keep an eye on this young driver from Edna, as he continues to leave his mark at Texana Raceway Park.