Cody Darrah comes from an accomplished racing family that includes his mother Kitty, a former local stock car winner. His uncle, Rick Eckert is a leading driver on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, and a former Pennsylvania dirt track legend.
“Racing is a family tradition in our family,” said Darrah. “If you were to go to my Grandparents house you'll find pictures of all my aunts, and uncles, grandparents, even my great grandparents with checkered flags in their hands.”
Darrah got his start aboard micro-sprints at age 13 and then started racing 410 winged sprint cars at age 16 in the ultra-competitive, racing market of Central Pennsylvania at tracks like Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway.
In his first full season with KKR in 2011, the youngster racked up over 15 top-10 finishes, picked up KSE Hard Charger award twice and won the 2011 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award as he finished 10th in the final series standings. In 2012, Darrah finished in the top 10 for the second straight season as he registered a career-best seventh in the standings.