Andrew Hesler III
Andrew Hesler III

Andrew Hesler III
Elmendorf, TX

Driver Information

Andrew Hesler is a 14 yr Army Veteran specializing in tactical communications. Andrew served from June 1996 to September 2009 after being medically separated from the service after serving two tours in Korea, tour of Germany, three tours at Fort Hood where he deployed to OIF with the 1st Calvary Division in Iraq. Andrew began his racing career racing a Walter Newman Bushwhacker Chassis until moving to a Rocket Chassis this season. Being from Iowa, he grew up watching Sprint Cars at what was known as the Jackson Speedway in the mid to late 80s in Jackson, Minnesota to the likes of Doug Wolfgang, Sammy Swindell and many others with the dream of one day being a racer himself.

In 2013 he was diagnosed with CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia). Once on the road to recovery, he along with his good friend Mark O'Donnell started the Releaf4Troops Charity. His goal is to bring awareness to all veterans suffering from PTSD and injuries in hopes to curb the ongoing Veteran care issues we see today thru the racing program and the racing community.

For more information about our charity please visit:

Career Highlights

2009 I37 Limited Late Model Rookie of the Year
2011/2012 Tribute to the Troops Charity Race

Most Memorable Moment

2015 Shady Oaks speedway. Started 17th and won.


Tattooing, Racing, Jujitsu


  • TrackI-37 Speedway
  • DriverToney Stewart
  • EventTribute to the Troops
  • FoodPorterHouse/ Sushi
  • MovieTop Gun
  • SongACDC-Shot in the Dark
  • Sports TeamTexans/Vikings


  • RestaurantBJs/ Kumori Sushi
  • Fast FoodWhataburger
  • Gas StationPilot/ Valero
  • Car ManufacturerChevrolet
  • BeverageCrown and Coke / Modelo / Dr. Pepper
  • Parts StoreNapa/ PPM/ Performance Bodies
  • HotelHilton Resorts