Spencer Davis made the long trek from Dawsonville, Georgia to Loudon, New Hampshire this past weekend to compete in the inaugural Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With newly named crew chief Freddie Query on his side, Davis put on a show as he charged from the 11th starting spot to a strong third-place finish in just his second appearance at “The Magic Mile” on Sunday.
“I started a little bit further back than I wanted to due to the re-draw, but that always makes things more interesting,” said the 16-year-old. “I came all the way up to fifth before the first caution right there and then got up to fourth and kind of floated around there. We came in and made an adjustment that me and Mr. Freddie (Query) talked about during that halfway break. Came all the way up to third and we had a long run car and it showed there at the end.”
After finishing second in his qualifying heat earlier in the day, Davis’ number was thrown into a hat for a 12-car re-draw. Luck wasn’t on his side as he drew 11th, but that didn’t derail his efforts on Sunday afternoon. He made quick work of the cars in front of him and entered the top-five prior to the halfway break at lap 30.
He was able to squeeze by defending PASS North champion D.J. Shaw for the third spot with less than 10 laps to go and then closed in on David Garbo, Jr. for the second spot. He would run out of time in the battle for second but still departed New Hampshire pleased with the team’s podium finish.
“I can’t thank everyone enough,” said Davis. “Mr. Freddie gave me an awesome car and it was also nice to have my old crew chief Mickey (Cain) back on the crew. I also have to thank everyone at Rheem.com and all of them for supporting me and allowing me to come out here and have fun.
“This blows a modified out of the water here. We were almost wide open all the way around with all that speed and drafting with this type of body. I’d have to say this is 10 times more fun than a Modified.”
Recently, Davis announced his intentions to increase his schedule on the Super Late Model side, while decreasing the amount of races in a Tour-Type Modified. His strong run on Sunday against a very strong field of competitors gives him a lot of momentum moving forward.
“We’re starting to do more Super (Late Model) racing like we were doing before,” he said. “Especially with my crew chief now (Freddie Query) it has given me a big boost to go in here and gives me more incentive thinking we can win.”
Davis’ next start in a Super Late Model will come on Friday, July 24 with the Southern Super Series at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. He will be back at “The Magic Mile” on July 17 & 18 racing the No. 79 Hillbilly Racing Modified on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.
For more information on Spencer Davis, visit www.spencer-davis.net or follow him on Twitter at @SpencerDavis_29.
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