Wade was born into the racing world in 1973 and before he turned 2 he was watching his father, Harlan, tear up the old Medford Speedway dirt track in Medford, Oregon. Wade has been around racing now for 39 years and counting. In 2003 Harlan purchased a super late model racecar for Wade to begin his racing career on the asphalt track in Roseburg, Oregon. Wade earned the Rookie of the Year honors that year followed by The Driver of the Year in 2005. In 2008, Wade finished the ASA National Short Track Championship 4th in the West standings and 9th in the National standings, shedding a bright light on Wade as a driver on the National stage!
Wade has many feature wins, heat race wins, trophy dash wins and fast qualifier awards over his 11 year career. He most recently finished 2nd last season (2013) in the points standings at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Oregon. Wade loves his GTSF Model GTR Racing Simulator