Akinori Ogata


  • Motocross Race Winner
  • Dirt Midget Race Winner
  • 5-time 2022 Limited Late Model Stock race winner at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC)


Born: Aug 14, 1973

From: Kanagawa, Japan

Followers: 16.6k

Akinori started racing Motocross at 14 years old and competed in more than 250 races from 1988-1999, scoring multiple wins over that time period. He then raced a Dirt Midget car in his native Japan from 1999-2006, in which he scored a race win and five Top 5 finishes in 28 starts. A permanent move to North Carolina in 2010 allowed Akinori to start competing in the grassroots series of NASCAR. He made his national series debut in 2014 at Phoenix and has continued driving since then on a part-time basis.


  • 4 Starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series
  • 13 Starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
  • 12 Starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

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