At the age of 13, Landon and his cousin Kyle became crew members on the Simon Racing #23 sprint car, owned and operated by the Simon family and driven by Matt Westfall. Landon’s decision to follow in his father’s footsteps came after he was accidentally shot in the chest with a shotgun at a friend's house when he was 17 years old. He was life-flighted to Miami Valley Hospital and spent three days in a coma before he was released.Facing a long road to recovery, Landon decided to pursue his dream of becoming a race car driver. The teen worked hard and turned his dreams to reality by building the first Landon Simon Racing sprint car during his senior year of high school and became part of the third-generation sprint car driver.
In 2008, Landon’s rookie year consisted of balancing school work, racing and continued rehabilitation for injuries sustained in the accident. That same year, Landon raced his way to Dayton Area Race Fans (D.A.R.F) Rookie of the Year award, Waynesfield Raceway Park (WRP) Rookie of the Year award and finished No. 8 in WRP points. The following years were spent racing across the country as a hired driver, not only out of the LSR stable, but for Indiana and Ohio-based race teams as well. In the winter of 2013, Landon's drive and passion for the sport lead him to Indianapolis to further his racing career against the best drivers in the country.
In 2014, Landon signed Mt Baker Vapor Electronic Cigarettes as primary sponsor.
The relationship with Mt Baker Vapor continued for 5 years before Landon acquired new sponsorship for the #24 team, including Wanzer Financial, King's Poultry, The Hayloft Farm to Table Store and Wicked Energy Gum.
Driver of the Kings Poultry, Wanzer Financial, Wicked Energy Gum, The Hayloft #24 Sprint Car
SERIES: USAC, POWRi, BOSS, Wing 410
AGE: 30 years old
HOMETOWN: Tipp City, Ohio
CREW CHIEF: Self
Landon Simon, driver of the Wanzer Financial, King's Poultry, The Hayloft Farm to Table Store, Wicked Energy Gum #24 Sprint Car, was born on July 31, 1989 in Tipp City, Ohio. He was a sprint car fan from the time he was born and even dressed in a Jack Hewitt t-shirt for the drive home from the hospital. He attended his first sprint car race when he was just two weeks old.
Landon was raised around the 120 mph-capable machines and could be found in the race shop trying to mount race tires when he was just three years old. He spent his school years and summer vacations working with the legendary race car driver Jack Hewitt, long-time winged sprint car driver Jimmy Stinson and his father, Chris Simon, who began racing sprint cars in 1990.