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Behind the Wheel with Allfy Charron Jr.: An Exclusive Interview by Track Bar Media

In the fast-paced world of kart racing, few names resonate as distinctly as Allfy Charron Jr. With a spirit as relentless as his speed on the track, Charron has carved a niche for himself in the hearts of racing aficionados. Track Bar Media caught up with this rising star for an exclusive deep-dive into his life, challenges, and the thrill of racing. Here's what Allfy had to share.

Alffy out for Hot laps

Track Bar Media (TBM): Starting off, can you tell us what the most demanding part of your schedule is?

Allfy Charron Jr. (ACJ): Absolutely. The most demanding thing is ensuring we have everything we might need in the trailer for the two days we're at the track. The real challenge, though, comes down to getting all your tires at the right sizes. Even being slightly off can mess with your staggers and cross for the Go-Kart, which is crucial.

TBM: Fascinating insight. How long have you been racing, and what drew you into this world?

ACJ: I've been racing for the last four years. It was my dad who inspired me. Watching the fun he was having with karting made me want to join in. A year after he bought a kart, I got everything I needed to start racing alongside him.

TBM: That’s touching. Do you find yourself keeping a mental list of drivers who race you a certain way?

ACJ: Definitely. I live by the motto, "Race how you want to be raced." If someone wrecks me, they better be ready for the consequences. I do keep a mental list of drivers to watch out for; it’s all about racing smart and cautiously.

TBM: Speaking of other racers, if you could ask any NASCAR driver a question, who would it be and what would you ask?

ACJ: I’d ask Chase Elliott how much of his career choice was influenced by his dad's legacy. Considering his diverse interests, I wonder if he would've still chosen racing if his dad wasn’t a racer.

TBM: Shifting gears a bit, what's one of the largest challenges of getting the kart ready for race day?

ACJ: The biggest challenge is ensuring everything's changed and ready for the race weekend, especially when you're managing everything solo. Sometimes, you end up using your heat races as practice sessions, which adds to the challenge.

TBM: During those long green-flag runs, what goes through your mind? Are you constantly focused, or do you find yourself zoning out?

ACJ: The first few laps are intense focus, but after that, I sometimes catch myself thinking about getting out of the kart and back into my street clothes. It's a mix of concentration and longing for comfort.

TBM: When fans approach you about a memorable moment or race from your career, which one comes up the most?

ACJ: Allfy didn't directly answer this, so we'll move on to the next interesting insight.

TBM: If you were handed $5 million to design a new track, what would your dream track look like?

ACJ: This question wasn't directly addressed, so we'll skip ahead.

TBM: Away from racing, what would you do if you had one day off to do anything in the world?

ACJ: I'd spend it with my amazing fiancée, Crystal. She’s my rock, and spending quality time with her away from racing is something I treasure deeply.

TBM: That’s very sweet. When you have a bad day on the track, who do you turn to?

ACJ: It used to be just me and my thoughts, but now, I talk to Crystal. She offers a fresh perspective and doesn’t hold back, which helps me process things better.

TBM: Every racer has a favorite story or memory. What’s yours?

ACJ: There’s this hilarious story of a buddy who got so drunk he locked himself in a porta-potty before a race. Despite that, he won the race the next day, proving a point to everyone who doubted him.

TBM: Switching to a more relaxed topic, what TV show are you currently into?

ACJ: I'm not huge on TV, but I’m halfway through binge-watching "The 100" right now. It’s pretty gripping.

TBM: If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your younger self?

ACJ: Start racing earlier and just enjoy every moment with family and friends. It’s those moments that truly matter.

TBM: Can you tell us about your first win in any form of racing?

ACJ: My first win in go-karts got taken away because of a technicality with my teammate. But my first SIM win was at Thompson Speedway in a Tour Modified, which felt incredible.

TBM: What’s a skill or quality in other drivers that you admire?

ACJ: I admire drivers who treat others fairly, both on and off the track. It’s about creating a respectful racing environment for everyone.

TBM: If you could race any car/track combo tomorrow, what would it be?

ACJ: Late Models at the Glen. There’s something about that combination that just speaks to me.

TBM: Tell us a bit about your sponsorships.

ACJ: Currently, it’s all coming out of my pocket. Racing is a passion project for me.

TBM: Your car number is unique. What’s the story behind it?

ACJ: The number was my grandfather's, then my dad's, and now mine. I added “Jr” to represent the three generations of Alfreds in racing.

TBM: What tracks will we see you competing at this season, and do you have a favorite?

ACJ: My schedule’s tight due to a promotion at work, but I’ll make appearances at Pomfret Speedway. Stafford Speedway holds a special place in my heart as my overall favorite.

TBM: Lastly, when you’re not working on the car or at the track, what do you enjoy doing?

ACJ: iRacing is a big part of my life, but nothing beats spending time with my family, friends, and my beautiful fiancée, Crystal. They’re my world.

TBM: Allfy, thank you for sharing your world with us. Your dedication and love for racing, coupled with the support of your loved ones, truly make your story inspirational.

Allfy Charron Jr.'s journey through the realms of racing and life beyond the track is a testament to perseverance, passion, and the power of community. From tactical races to tender moments with loved ones, his story is a vivid mosaic of what it means to live life in the fast lane. Stay tuned to Track Bar Media for more exclusive interviews and insights from

the world of racing.

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