#116 - Team NOLA Heavy
South Louisiana native currently residing in Baton Rouge. 15 yr Master BMW tech because being a 235lb hairy male professional balerina has not panned out... YET!!! Spent over 3 years as the mechanic for TEAM Johnstone racing, competing in multiple SCCA/NASA/BMWCCA/HSR Events from 10 min sprints to 13hr races. I’ve been driving doing arrive and drive kart racing across the country for about 15 yrs. 2013 NOLA ROTAX Grand Finals GT-Max PRO-AM competitor, 2014 SODI SWS Endurance Cup US National Champ, NOLA 360 6hr competitor, 2015 SODI SWS World Finals Endurance Cup 12hr race competitor, 2015 SODI SWS Sprint Cup US National Champ, 2016 SODI SWS Sprint Cup US runner up, 2019 Simcraft 24hr competitor, 2021 and 2022 BMP 14hr competitor.
My name is Macon Moore and I was born and raised in southeast Louisiana. I was introduced to karting at the age of 8 by a family friend. My love of the sport began the second I got behind the wheel of my own kart. I started practicing and racing at two relatively small tracks, one in Lafayette Louisiana and another in Jackson Mississippi. These tracks are where I learned all the basics about racing. Shortly after going to these tracks I graduated to a larger more complex track at NOLA Motorsports park here in New Orleans. This track has been where I put in the most hours both in practice and competitive racing. I credit this track and its people with making me the skilled racer I am today. Shortly after finding my racing family at Nola Motorsports park my racing career grew rapidly and I began traveling throughout the US winning numerous races and National Championships. I hope to one day graduate to a car so that I can utilize the skills I have learned through karting to become a successful car driver. I know that in order to succeed in racing, I will have to practice harder and longer so that I can cross the finish line. Racing is so much more than just going around the track; I have made the best friendships of my life through this sport and have made memories that will last forever.
I have always had a passion for anything you can ride or drive. My childhood hero was and still is the Bandit, my alias is Russ Wheeler and Bo and Luke Duke are my bucket list people to meet. So basically I am obsessed anything racing or fast, which is why I chose to make my profession driving ships, some of the slowest forms of transportation. But hey, I am always trying to beat the clock and shaving 10ths off my route, staying in the racing spirit.
I was introduced to the world of karting a few years ago from a colleague. My first official race was the Nola Cup which I was fortunate enough to podium. After that, I have entered numerous Nola leagues races with multiple podium finishes. I recently completed the 14 hr endurance race at BMP.
I love the sport and the team environment that comes with endurance racing and look forward to more racing to come .