Toyota development driver Logan Seavey knows dirt. After growing up on the Northern California dirt racing circuit and following in his older brother’s footsteps by competing in outlaw karts, Seavey has quietly made a name for himself in the dirt racing world.
At 21 years old, Seavey has had a breakout season, making his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut earlier this month at the only dirt track on the NASCAR circuit – Eldora Speedway - while he currently leads the USAC P1 Insurance National Midget Championship point standings, seeking to become the third rookie to win the national midget title.
All of this seemed impossible two years ago, when Seavey was diagnosed with Scimitar Syndrome, a congenital heart defect that required open-heart surgery.
“It was something I was born with,” Seavey said. “It was continually getting worse and worse and we did not know it until I started struggling to breath. I was tired all the time and struggled to catch my breath in usual activities of running around and talking with people. They told me I needed surgery and I wanted to keep racing.”