Here's how our local race car drivers did this year
Now that the racing season has come to an end for our local race car drivers, let's check out how some of them did.
Congratulations to Peter Dance of Warren for winning his fourth championship in a row.
In his rookie year, in a 1200cc Mini Sprint race car, Peter won four feature events at Whip City Speedway in Massachusetts.
Peter will be picking up his new trophy at the upcoming banquet Dec. 5.
Next year he plans to race in the Empire Lightning Sprints. He will join other drivers in traveling to different race tracks in the New York and Vermont areas.
Kyle Armstrong of New Milford also had a good year.
He won a feature event at Lebanon Valley in New York, where he raced on Saturday nights in the Sportsman Division.
He had six top-five finishes and 13 top-tens and finished fifth overall in the point standing. There were only 44 points separating first through fifth in that series.
Kyle is planning on returning to Lebanon Valley in the Sportsman Division next year.
The Dynamic Deak Duo, Bill and Billy Jr. of New Milford, also had a decent season.
Billy Jr. had a win in a feature event and finished sixth in points at the Accord Speedway in New York.
Bill was in contention to win the championship at Accord, but had problems in the final race of the season and ended up fifth in points.
Both of the Deaks are planning on racing at Lebanon Valley next season. Bill is staying in the Pro Stock Division, but Billy may be moving to the Sportsman Division.
The Stafford Motor Speedway had its final race Oct. 4.
In the SK Modified series, Doug Colby of New Milford finished ninth in the race and 13th in the points. He also had a feature win this season.
Fellow New Milford resident Chris Jones was 18th in the Oct. 4 race. Chris didn't race the entire season this year, so I'm hoping things go better for him next year.
Good luck to all of you next season. I'm hoping to see many more feature wins from all of you and some championship trophies.
In the Sprint Cup series, the Race for the Chase continues Sunday at the Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.