When Kevin Swindell announced that he was forming a winged sprint car team late last season and that national midget hot-shoe Spencer Bayston was going to be the driver, there were many that raised an eyebrow at the time.
Amid a light mist that hung in the air as the final championship pictures were being taken Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Tony Stewart looked around at his assembled crew, clapped driver Donny Schatz on the shoulder and grinned.
18-year-old New York young gun Dane Lorenc is hitting the road for a new challenge during the 2018 season.
One year ago at the Textron Off-Road World Finals, Parker Price Miller walked into the gates at The Dirt Track at Charlotte as a fresh-faced 18-year-old still trying to find his footing in the national sprint car scene.
If you’d told Hudson O’Neal at the start of the season that he’d finish ninth in points and take home Rookie of the Year honors for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, he’d have smiled, told you it’s a great dream and went right back to turning wrenches on his race car.