Name: Clint Garner
Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
Career Feature Wins (410): 9
Career Feature Wins (360):
Knoxville Feature Wins (410): 2
Knoxville Feature Wins (360):
Knoxville Feature Wins (305):
Clint Garner returned in 2009 to the 360 ranks, and emerged triumphant as the champion. He made the tow each week from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and drove for in-law's Boyd and Glenda Fluth.
Clint finished 2008 strong, winning two 360 features at Knoxville, and capturing the season ending Midwest 305 Knoxville Sprint Nationals in September. Clint's brother Matt and his father help to form the family team.
Clint started in sprint cars in 1993, racing IMCA 360s. He won his first feature in August at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls. His first win at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota came in 1996, and he would win the 360 championship there in 2002. He dominated the competition at Huset’s that season, winning 10 times and taking home the track and NMRA championship. He won 19 races overall that season, including his first career Knoxville victory. He was also second in 360 points that season, and finished third in the Tournament of Champions.
Clint has over 60 wins in sprint car competition in his career. A testament to his versatility can be seen in 2008, where he won in 410, 360 and 305 competition. Clint prides himself in his technical knowledge, and has worked on the World of Outlaws tour with such drivers as Steve Kinser, Jason Sides and Tyler Walker.
Clint showed up for the first time at Knoxville in 2001 with a 410 for Twin Features night. He promptly turned heads by finishing in the top ten in both features. His best 410 season at Knoxville came in 2006, when he finished third in the standings.
410 point standing by year:
2007 – 11th, 2006 – 3rd, 2004 – 16th, 2003 – 17th
360 point standing by year:
2012 - 1st, 2011 - 1st, 2010 - 1st, 2009 - 1st, 2002 – 2nd
Boyd and Glenda Fluth
Matt Garner, Wyatt Warrington, Randy Garner, Jeff Westaby, John Myer