In Florida, a track has committed to running the sprint cars on pavement once a month and to encourage teams from the Sunshine State to make the trek to Anderson for the Little 500.
Officials with the UAW indicated their desire to continue their association to return the roaring and lighting fast sprint cars will continue to compete on paved ovals. I, for one, hope this effort is successful.
At the USSA banquet, Spencer Bayston was honored as the Mel Kenyon Midget Series champion based on his dominating season in which he recorded 10 victories.
Bayston, 15, is a driver to keep an eye on in the future. He is competing in a midget series on dirt and is attracting attention from car owners connected to open wheel racing.
Alexandria’s Clayton Gaines was named rookie of the year in the midget series and Florida driver Garrett Green won the honor in sprint cars.
Dawson received the Jimmy Nell award from USSA for his selfless contribution to motorsports.
“This is a surprise,” Dawson said in accepting the award. “This means a lot to me. It’s truly an honor.”
IN OTHER RACING NEWS
Chase Elliott captured the All American 400 at Nashville Speedway USA last weekend.
Elliott in recent years has won the Winchester 400, Snowball Derby and World Crown 300. The son of former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott is putting together an impressive resume as he climbs the stock car racing ladder.
Ken de la Bastide may be reached at email@example.com or 765-454-8580.