Over 1,000 Career Feature Starts..., 33 Short Tracks in 7 Different States, and Canada
Feature Career Wins Total: 306, on 14 Different Asphalt Short Tracks, including 4 (A.S.A.) 100 Lap wins.
NASCAR WHELEN All-American-Series:
Ohio State Champion, 2008
Ohio State (Main Event) Late Model Series Champion 1988, (Runner up in 1987)
Main Event VI winner, 1993 ($12,740)
Set Local Area Record with 29 Feature Wins 1987
Set 15 Track Qualifying Records at 5 different tracks
Earned Track Championships:
Kil-Kare Speedway 1971,73,84,85,88, 2006,08
Shadybowl Speedway 1980,85
Columbus Motor Speedway 1987,88,89,90,91,(Runner up in 1986,1992)
Cincinnati Auto Race Fan Club 1986,87
Voted Most Popular Driver:
Shadybowl Speedway 1981
Kil-Kare Speedway 1982,85
Voted Area Rookie-Of-The-Year:
Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club 1972
Cincinnati Auto Racing Fan Club 1972
JOHN VALLO WINS NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIP FOR OHIO Honored As One Of The Top Drivers In North America DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 17, 2008) – NASCAR has announced that John Vallo has won the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Ohio championship. Vallo had 12 wins, 25 top fives and 28 top 10s in 30 starts, racing at Columbus Motor Speedway and Kil-Kare Speedway. He earned $4,000 for the Ohio championship. Just 25 drivers out of the thousands of participants in NASCAR’s grassroots, local-racing program – which encompasses tracks throughout the United States and Canada – earned a similar honor. Vallo will be honored Friday, Nov. 7 at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards Banquet at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas, along with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion, U.S. state and Canadian provincial champions, track champions and special award winners. The NASCAR Ohio champion was determined by the driver’s highest 18 finishes at NASCAR sanctioned tracks within the state. The crowning of champions in a U.S. state or Canadian province continues a tradition of honoring the best short-track racers which dates back to the earliest days of NASCAR. Since its inception, NASCAR’s local racing series has served as a springboard in the careers of many top drivers. NASCAR stars Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton, Kurt and Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Bobby Labonte, Jamie McMurray, Elliott Sadler and Brian Vickers all began their careers racing their local short tracks.
*Ohio Late Model veteran John Vallo retired from driving after winning the Ohio state championship racing at Kil-Kare Speedway in Xenia and Columbus Motor Speedway. Vallo surpassed the 300 career win mark during the 2008 season, and claimed the Kil-Kare Late Model division track championship.