Jaiden's parents, Pedro & Afton Reyna, both Army combat veterans, knew their son's obsession with fast cars was more than just a childhood phase when, at just 5 years old, he declared "becoming a racecar driver is my destiny."
Although, no one in Jaiden's family grew up in the sport of auto racing, Jaiden's proclamation didn't come as a surprise. He had shown a deep affinity for cars since before he was 2 years old. Still his parents were baffled by how a 5 year old would even get involved in motorsports.
But that would soon change!
In the Spring of 2013, Jaiden, aka Moose, began his racing career at the age of 6, competing in the Kid Kart class at a local karting club. After just one season, the 7 year old decided he was ready for faster speeds and in 2014, he moved into a flat kart.
Late in 2014, then 8 years old, Moose was finally old enough to begin racing an INEX Bandolero. Since moving into this highly competitive, internationally sanctioned youth racing series, Jaiden has competed at several tracks across the United States in his quest to become a professional racecar driver.
2019 marks Jaiden's seventh year competing in a motorsports. He is now piloting a U.S. Legends Car at various tracks in the South East. Part time, he also competes on dirt, at Millbridge Speedway (NC), in a Mini Outlaw kart.
In addition to dirt and paved oval racing, Jaiden really enjoys road racing as well.
"I have to thank my mom and dad for making my dream come true. My sponsor, Hendrick Kia of Concord, for supporting me, and my team ,Mark Nahrstedt Race Cars, for building a straight up rocket every week. I'm really lucky I get to live my passion. It's awesome." Jaiden Reyna