2015 JR Champ Rookie of the Year
2015 JR Champ Most Popular Driver
J.D. first began racing in 2014 in the Mighty Might division at SSR before moving up to JR 1 Champ Karts full time in 2015. He inherited his "need for speed" from his father, Jimbo DeVitt, who has raced stock cars locally for more than 20 years. J.D. is often asked why he chose the number 242 for his own. His number is in part a tribute to one of his all time favorite drivers, Jeff Gordon. At that same time, he also stated that he wanted to grow up to be the next, or the 2nd, Jeff Gordon. Hence, the #242 was born.