Even as a small child, Allen could be found in the servce department hanging out with the technicians and learning the ropes. Allen has developed a passion for all automobiles and racing.
He currently races Go-Karts competetively and has also raced stock cars and late models in the recent past. Allen is also the crew chief of the Carousel Racing Team which travels to Road America 3 times per year to race vintage cars. Allen is married to Dr. Amy Diercks and they have 3 children; Alena, Brady and Matthew.