Hometown: Decatur, IL
Car Owner: Mike Sandvig
Sponsors: A+ Power Washing, Hinchman Racewear, Butlerbuilt, DeBerg Concrete, DeBerg Floors
Bio: At 26 years of age, Kaley Gharst has had a career that some drivers can only dream of. After registering Quarter Midget Grand National and NMMA Jr. Sprint National Championships, Kaley tackled sprint cars at Knoxville age the age of 16. The year was a success, as Kaley took home both Rookie of the Year honors for the track and the Knoxville Nationals.
In 2006, Kaley grabbed his first Knoxville victory, and finished in the top ten in points. The following season was his best to date. Kaley expanded his racing to the 360 class, and won the Sprint Invaders Association championship and the Knoxville BRODIX Tournament of Champions in 2007. He won three races in four nights at Knoxville in August, taking a 360 Nationals prelim, the 410 feature on the Saturday before the Nationals, and the Tournament of Champions. He also claimed the 410 Lyle Boyd Hard Charger Award.
He repeated his Sprint Invaders title in 2010 and was runner-up in 2011. He is the all-time leading feature winner with that series. In 2014, partnering with car owner, Mike Sandvig, he won the championship with the Jackson Sprint Touring Series.