Kevin Hughes is pure racer. Period.
Kevin grew up in Scarborough, Maine, less than 3 miles from Beech Ridge Motor Speedway a 1/3 mile oval. It was here that he caught race fever. Kevin started racing in the Limited Sportsman division in 1984, while still in high school, in a car he built himself. This experience would plant the seeds for his future.
In 1990, Kevin moved south for a new career opportunity, and this allowed him to be a weekend warrior crew member on numerous Busch Grand National teams with drivers Tom Peck, Steve Grissom, David Donohue and many others. Kevin did every grunt-level job from pit setup and fuel running, working his way up to over-the-wall duties such as carrying and changing tires, fueling cars and ultimately jack man. After working several years as jack man and pit coordinator for Stevie Reeves’ BGN effort, Kevin went to work for Winston Cup Team Diamond Ridge Motorsports as Operations Manager. During this time, Kevin worked as jack man for Elliott Sadler’s BGN team, and pit coordinator for Diamond Ridge’s Cup effort with Steve Grissom, Robert Pressley and Jeff Green.
Kevin started Hughes Motorsports while working for Diamond Ridge Motorsports, initially fielding a championship-winning Legends Car at Concord Speedway in North Carolina, and then moved on to successful seasons in Street Stocks, Limited Stocks, Late Model Stocks, Super Late Models, Pro Late Models and now onto the Modified ranks. Throughout this time, Hughes Motorsports experienced wins with many of Concord Speedway’s most successful drivers such as Tab Boyd and Jimmy Simpson, leading up to current driver Bobby Measmer. Jr.
With Kevin’s nearly 30 years in the professional racing industry, he has been able to secure long-term partnerships with some of the largest and most respected names within the sport. While Hughes Motorsports is a hobby for Kevin, he runs it the same as any high-level professional team. Image, respect and competitiveness are the traits you will find with the team.
Hughes Motorsports races because that’s what everyone on the team loves to do. Kevin has assembled a team of people who all share the same goals and passion for racing that he does.
Racing is a passion for Kevin and you can’t help but catch a little of that when your around the Hughes Motorsports team. A team of racers, led by a true racer.