- Associates Degree; Automotive Applied Science, Washtenaw Community College - Continuing Education in Business, Marketing, & Social Media Management
Starting his racing career at the age of 15, Mathews has had a diverse upbringing as a driver. Beginning in Karts, he competed in a full season at East Lansing Kart Track in 2006, finishing 2nd in class points before moving on to open wheel road racing. In his first two starts in open wheel cars at Road America, Mathews finished 11th and 7th.
The Kimmel Racing Ford promoting the National Epilepsy Foundation as raced by Kenny at Madison Int’l Speedway, 2014.
After participating in Racing Schools for Full bodied stock cars, the decision was made to switch disciplines and enter the world of stock cars. In 2010, Mathews competed in his first full season at Flat Rock Speedway finishing 15th in points. Since then, he has competed part-time in outlaw late model competition with plans to return too competition in 2018 in a diverse schedule of events.
Diagnosed with Epilepsy at the age of 6 and suffering seizures until his early teens, Kenny and his Family know the hardship that come with Epilepsy. “The only memory of my very first seizures is waking up in a hospital with my parents by my bed. After many tests and appointments the cause couldn’t be determined; at age six I was diagnosed with Epilepsy. Through the years I struggled to manage my Epilepsy, but by age fifteen I was finally off medication and seizure free.“ Now nearly 10 years seizure free, Kenny is following his dreams of racing professionally and plans to work with charitable organizations & companies to advance Epilepsy awareness and understanding while bringing epilepsy into a national spotlight.
-Art Taggart, Executive Director at The Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin (Left) poses for a shot with Kenny during a pre-race autograph session.