The Edward family established its racing roots back in the early years of NASCAR, through Tony’s grandfather, who had established friendships with Bill France, Sr., and driver Barney Oldfield. Tony has carried on the family racing tradition as an Owner/Driver and the family tradition will continue through his son, Rusty, who also serves in the Owner/Driver role. Dark Horse Racing has established itself as a premiere team in motor sports, having competed in various racing series including The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), The National Auto Sport Association (NASA), the Texas A&M Sports Car Club (TAMSCC), and the American Speed Association (ASA)
The team was crowned 2003 Touring Class “C” Champions in The Arizona Sports Racing Association (ASRA).
In addition, Tony also holds a Road Racing Class Championship with the Texas A&M Sports Car Club (TAMSCC) and an Autocross Class Championship with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).
For the 2024 Season, DHR will be competing in two very exciting, yet very different racing series. We will be competing in the NASCAR ADVANCE AUTO PARTS WEEKLY SERIES, with Tony Edward piloting the MOD 4 DHR #06 Ford Mustang and Rusty Edward piloting his new MOD 4 DHR #96 Ford Mustang at Orange County Speedway.
In addition, both Tony and Rusty will be competing in the Sports Car Club of America Summit Racing Equipment Road Racing Series. Tony will be piloting the DHR #06 Mazda RX-7 and Rusty will be piloting the DHR #96 Mazda RX-7, both competing for the ITS/IT7 Regional Championship.
Tony first started racing in 1982 in SCCA Rallye Events, moved into Autocross, and then made the jump to SCCA Road Racing. Along the way, he's competed in other series as well including ASRA, NASA, TAMSCC, and NASCAR, racing in a variety of sports cars and race truck series, accumulating three Class Championships in SCCA, ASRA, and TAMSCC! In addition to his racing endeavors at DHR, Tony is also a North Carolina certified Paramedic, serving with Jan-Care Ambulance Service in Durham, NC.
Rusty started his racing career in 2009, competing in the Phoenix Kart Racing Association (AZ). Rusty has tested an ASA Speed Truck for ATK Racing and most recently, tested a Dirt Outlaw Kart at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, NC.
In addition to his racing endeavors as a Co-Owner/Driver for DHR, Rusty is also a North Carolina certified Firefighter, as well as a North Carolina certified Paramedic, serving with
Jan-Care Ambulance Service in Durham, NC.
DHR is pleased to announce that Primary Sponsorship options are available for both the #96 Honda Prelude and the #06 Ford Mustang, for the 2024 NASCAR / SCCA racing seasons. DHR will work with you directly to develop and implement a cost-effective sponsorship program which will give your company exposure on the local, regional, and national levels including television, social media, and print platforms just for starters! DHR will work with you to get the highest ROI (Return on Investment) combined with the lowest CAC (Customer Acquisition Costs). We look forward to showing you what we can do for you! (704) 412-7774