JA Avila Jr - NASCAR Driver

Birthday May 11, 1995 

California native J.A. Junior currently drives for BJ McLeod Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 23-year-old Colombian-American races on a part time basis for the team. Having an impressive racing career racing in the NASCAR K&N (EAST) & (West), and ARCA Racing Series has propelled him the opportunity to move up the ranks. Even with difficult challenges along the way JA was able to win multiple races and championships. The most recent championship was at the famed Las Vegas Motor Speedway (The Bullring) after suffering a major racing accident that cost him two years of racing. His poise to making it to the top level of NASCAR is unreal. Wanting to show young athletes the same way how his father supported him that nothing is impossible.

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Nascar Xfinity Series 2018
 2 starts and 2 top 20 Finishes 

Nascar K&N Pro Series (East) 2016
11 Starts and 4 top 10 Finishes

ARCA presented by Menards 2015
3 Starts and 1 top 10 Finish

Nascar K&N Pro Series (West) 2014
5 Starts and 4 top 10’s.

Lucas Oil Modifieds 2014
5 Starts 1 top 5’s and 3 top 10’s.

Legends cars 2009 –2013
50 Wins 77 top 5’s and 102 top 10’s.

Thunder Roadster 2013
5 Wins 5 starts

Bandoleros 2008
5 Wins, 12 top 5’s, and 20 top 10’s.

Go Karts 2002 – 2007
15 Wins, 24 top 5’s, and 37 top 10’s.


  • Nascar Drive for Diversity Program Graduate 2016 
  • Las Vegas Motor Speedway Legends Pro Champion 2013
  • INEX Tour Champion 2009 
  • National State Road/ Oval Champion INEX 2009
  • Most Improve Driver of the Year 2007   
  • LAKC Track Champion 2007

Social Media

Twitter: teamjajunior 

Instagram: j.a._junior 

Facebook: J.A. Junior Racing