Local talent

by YES! Staff

Active would be the best word to describe 24-year-old Bryan Richards. Originally from Michigan, the Mitten State, he relocated to North Carolina five years ago to pursue a career in NASCAR. He gained success in Race City, USA as a front tire carrier. He has jumped over the wall for Sprint Cup drivers such as Jeremy

Mayfield, Paul Menard, Dave Blaney and J.J. Yeley. His job entails having to carry and stud a 90-pound tire while running out in front of a moving car all under 13 seconds. He thrives on adrenaline. “It’s the coolest thing I’ve done and I enjoy every minute of it.” When Bryan is not risking his life on Pit Road he is attending Guilford Technical Community College as a full-time student working toward a pre-med degree. He hopes to be an orthopaedic surgeon to help other athletes like himself continue to pursue their passions. Want to be featured as a local talent? Email a photo and a small bio to