Alex Laughlin’s racing career began at just nine when he got behind the wheel of his first go-kart. It was in karting that Alex would get a taste of victory and at 15 he would make the move to Legend Cars. Though the much larger cars can often prove to be a difficult transition for drivers, he was able to quickly become proficient in the Legend Cars, especially on road courses.Despite showing a natural ability for road course racing, Alex was drawn to the dragstrip. “Racing has been my passion since I can remember, any kind of racing, too,” Alex told Motor Sport magazine. It was that passion that led him toward the NHRA, though he was going 200mph even before that.