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Friday January 10, 2014
By Andy Marquis
Roanoke, VA (January 10, 2014) – Kyle Dudley won nearly half of the Late Model Stock Car races run at Franklin County Speedway in the 2013 season en route to his third championship in the Late Model division. Now, Dudley’s hoping to have the opportunity to defend that championship in 2014.
Dudley started the season with a third place finish in the season opening Racing Dynamiks 200 on May 27th. Two weeks later, he scored his first win of the season. Dudley returned to victory lane on July 20th and also scored victories on August 3rd, swept twin races on September 1st and October 19th. His wins on October 19th were enough to secure the track championship.
“I feel it was a success,” Dudley said about his season. “It was my first year with John Joyce, Dennis Harbour, Andrew Caldwell and the guys. It clicked off good. It took a few races to get going and once it did, the car was pretty stout. There were a couple of races I let slip out of our hands. It wasn’t a bad season at all. We want to win all of them but it’s hard to do.”
A lot of drivers visited the track from other tracks in 2013. Brian Pembleton, Jake Keaton and Dennis Holdren, who are regulars at other tracks, scored victories at Franklin County Speedway. One of the things that frustrated Dudley was not being able to win against out of town competitors. Dudley felt he had a chance to win the Bullring Battle, which was scheduled for November, but that race was ultimately cancelled due to unfavorable weather conditions.
“We were really looking forward to the battle,” Dudley explained. “We were really going to have some stuff going for that race. We found a couple things wrong after the last race. We won’t know. Throughout the year, something would happen when the out of town guys came. The invert didn’t help either starting sixth every week but that’s part of it. I just wish we could’ve got it altogether for one of the bigger races but we’ll get them next year.”
Per track rules, the previous race winner starts the next feature race in sixth.
Kyle Dudley says his 2014 plans are up in the air.
“We’re looking for sponsorship right now,” Dudley remarked. “We’ll have to play that by year and see what happens at the end of the season and go from there. Winning fourth championship would be expectation – we don’t go to lose. It’s not easy but there’s no other goal than to win races and win the championship.”
Kyle Dudley’s previous track championships at Franklin County Speedway came in 2010 and 2011.
The 2014 season at Franklin County Speedway will open up on Sunday, April 13th. The entire season schedule has been released and can be seen on the Moonshine Capital Promotions website at moonshinecapitalpromotions.com.
For more information on Frankin County Speedway, please contact Langley Austin at (276) 613-4208 or email langley@RACE22.com or check out the track website at www.moonshinecapitalpromotions.com.
This report was provided by an outside PR source and posted by Mike Neff.
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