About Brenden1

Brenden Queen, son of former Late Model Stock Car driver Mike Queen & Robyn Foster, started his journey into the racing world at the age of eight years old in the Amateur Jr. Sportsman 1 class on dirt down at Albemarle Speedway in North Carolina. Brenden went on to win ten races that season, nine of those wins were back to back, enroute to the track championship. In 2008 Brenden made the move up to Jr. Sportsman 1 where he was met with success yet again on the track. Earning another ten wins throughout the season and yet another track championship. 2009 was no different when it came time to move up to yet another class. Another ten win season for Brenden brought the Jr. Sportsman 2 track championship to the stables of Queen Motorsports.

An opportunity arose in 2010 for Brenden to drive an Arena Racing car for E.F. Motorsports. Arena Racing USA is a unique form of racing where mini cup style cars race indoors on a small, high banked, aluminum track. In just his first season in an Arena Car Brenden was able to earn enough points to finish third in the standings and earned him Rookie of the Year honors.

Continuing the pattern of moving up through the ranks of racing Brenden made the move up to the INEX Legend cars in 2011. Accumulating six feature wins, seven Young Lions wins, fifteen top 10’s and nine top 5’s, the season was deemed a success. Brenden went on to win a Young Lion feature at Old Dominion Speedway, five victories at Southside Speedway in Richmond, along with a victory in the Young Lions Fall Classic at Langley Speedway. Queen Motorsports decided to run for points at both Southside and Langley Speedway for the 2012 season. Brenden earned multiple top fives at Langley Speedway and finished third in the points while collecting five wins at Southside to win the track championship making him the youngest track champion to date.

In 2013 Queen Motorsports decided to make the jump to Late Model Stock Car racing, one of the most prestigious forms of short track racing in the south east. After purchasing a Late Model from E.F. Motorsports Brenden set his eyes on winning Rookie of the Year honors at his home track of Langley Speedway as well as the Virginia State Late Model Rookie of the Year title. Brenden finished eighth at Langley Speedway and reached his goal of Rookie of the Year.

With the help of Phil Warren on top of the pit box, Brenden stepped up his Late Model program over the next two years and purchased a second car. Starting to take his racing career on the road a bit racing with some of the best in the business. Brenden was able to pick up his first career Late Model win in 2016 at East Carolina Motor Speedway, where he went on to win the East Carolina Late Model track championship.

In addition to racing, Brenden is currently attending Old Dominion University studying mechanical engineering with the intentions of joining the motorsports program.

About Brenden2