Nathaniel Valente “aka” Nacho Nate of Nacho Nate Motorsports is 20 years old from Brownsville, Pa and he graduated from Bentworth High School in 2020 with the dream of ultimately racing in Nascar.
Nate got his start with go karts and side by sides (nonprofessional) and was bit with the race bug when he was very young watching Nascar on TV-saying he wants to be a Nascar driver when he grows up. After a trip to the Jennerstown, he bought his first race car a Fast and Furious four cylinder and started his first race season at Jennerstown Speedway in 2020. In his first race season he had 2 top 5 finishes in his heat races and 2 top 10 finishes in his feature races.
Nate works for a daycare, when he’s not working or racing, he can be found practicing on I Racing, deep into his music including playing drums and also, he is very involved in his Church’s Youth Ministry.
Nate moved up to the Charger Division in 2021 and was awarded Rookie of the Year with 2 Feature Race wins, 7 Top 5 Feature Race Finishes and 9 Top 5 Heat Race Finishes.
In his Charger so far for the 2022 Race Season he as had 1 Feature Race Win, 5 Top 5 Feature Finishes and 4 Top 5 Heat Race Finishes.
He is so grateful to his Sponsor Joe’s Body Shop and Towing, parents, family, friends and all the fans for all their support that they show him and so grateful to be getting to race and build on his skill for his racing career.
His plan for the 2023 race season is to move up a division at Jennerstown Speedway and would love to start to do some travel racing eventually.
He is working hard to save money towards this goal and seeking sponsors to help him make the move into another division to get him closer into a Nascar Career.