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Birth Date: May 25th, 1992

Hometown: Port St. Lucie, FL

Height: 5' 10"

Weight: 140 lbs

Favorite Driver: Bobby Labonte, Sprint Cup

Hobbies: Fishing, Bowling, Soccer, Video Games, Football, Baseball, Piano



       Ryan Rust has been racing for 8 years. Working his way up from a Go-Kart to a Limited Late Model.  Now 16 years old, he keeps a 4.52 GPA, as a dual enrollment sophomore attending Treasure Coast High School and Indian River State Colleges and participates, in both, Varsity Track & Field and Jr. Varsity Cross Country. Not only is he devout to school and racing, in 2007, he started the "Adopt a Marine" program which has now evolved into the "Adopt a Hero Program.



2003 St. Lucie Speedway Awards Banquet

       Racing takes up a lot of Ryan's time.  Often spending his weekends and vacations traveling the South East to participate in races. 


       At age 8, racing Go Kart's at St. Lucie Speedway, he placed 3rd in points in the 2001 Jr. Sportsman 1B,4th in points in the 2002 Jr. Sportsman 1A and in 2003  was 3rd in Points in the Junior Sportsman II, was the Track Champion, and was recognized as the "Sportsman of the Year."


       When he he was 10 he began racing Bandolero's and Champ Karts at Orlando Speed World.  During this time he placed 3rd in points in the 2004 Bandolero "Bandits" Series and was named the "Young Gun Champion" in the 2005 Bandolero "Young Guns" Series and the 2006 "Pro Challenge" Series.  Proceeding through the age classes, at 13 he drove Challenge Cars and... At age 15 he raced a Sportsman Car, ...   Eventually, leading him to racing the Limited Late Model he currently races.  For a complete breakdown of Ryan's racing visit the results page.


2005 Bandolero "Young Guns" Champion




2005 National Junior Honors Society

       As an elementary student, attending Manatee Elementary, he maintained Principal's Honor Roll, had Perfect Attendance, and was President of his 2002 and 2003 classes.  As a St. Lucie West Middle School Principal's Honor Roll Student he Graduated with honors having a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the National Junior Honors, St. Lucie West Chapter.  As a Dual Enrollment participant, taking both High School classes, his GPA sits at a 4.52.


       What he started as the "Adopt a Marine" Program in 2007, has flourished into the "Adopt a Hero" program, has over 50,000 supporters, and has sent out over 21,000 packages. This program has received recognition from the United States Armed Service, has received a Marine Corps Medal and the Young American Patriots Award.


The program has now partnered with the USO (United Service Organization) with a mutual goal of providing  support to as many of our service men and women as possible.  


This program is 100% selfless, since there is no direct involvement because the program simply puts the  adopter in contact with the overseas service personnel at no charge, it can be run with no overhead expense other that marketing.  To this day, the program has adopted out ???? and currently has ????? service personnel whom have signed up to be adopted.    


2007 Marines Recognition Ceremony