Mesa, Arizona (Born in Austin, Texas)
Off Road Racing, Sprint Car Racing, Rally Cross Racing, Snow Boarding, Surfing, Scuba Diving, and Wake Boarding.
Gavin is a Senior Student currently enrolled in the accelerated learning program at Brophy College Prep and is currently entertaining offers from Universities across the nation.
About Gavin Harlien
Gavin Harlien is a highly spirited young man who lives for competition. The Mesa, Arizona local is known around town for his success on the track, and athletic achievements on the football field as a member of the State Champion Football Team of 2010 and the State Champion Runner-Ups in 2011.
Besides his athletic drive which he walked away from to focus on racing, Gavin has found racing feeds his desire to push the limits while getting the opportunity to compete against some of the most talented drivers in four wheel racing. Gavin has experienced a meteoric rise to the professional ranks because of his talents in the driver’s seat. He began racing halfway through the 2011 season at the age of 12 and was immediately finishing at the top of the podium.
Racing for only 4 ½ years, Gavin has already landed on the podium 26 times which included 9 race wins and numerous top qualifiers. Gavin also earned the coveted 2012 Modified Kart Rookie Of The Year Honor and was named Rookie Of The Year in 2014 in the professional Pro Lite Class.
Gavin is one of the most driven professional driver in Short Course Off Road Truck racing and has proven he belongs not only to be in the professional ranks, but is looked at as one of the elite drivers in the field.
He had the amazing fortune of being selected as one of two drivers to participate in the X Games GoPro Course Preview which aired live on ABC during the 2014 Summer X Games Austin and was seen by over 2 million viewers in 23 countries. Gavin was also cast in several commercials broadcast during several prime-time sporting events on ABC and CBS. The commercials featured Gavin along with Red Bull’s Travis Pastrana and Monster Energy’s Jeremy McGrath.
For the 2016, Gavin will again be competing in both the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Formula Off Road and Summer X Games as well as several major league Sprint Car races like the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. This tedious schedule which will put him in front of 2,000,000+ fans during the 2016 race season.
Gavin is a humble and grateful individual and loves working with companies as a positive brand ambassador.