Last year Spencer Davis went to the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season opener at Caraway Speedway (NC) almost completely new to the Modified world. His only experience behind the wheel of a Modified came from a few nights of action at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway (FL). He didn’t know what to expect out of his first season, or really even how to drive a Modified.
Fast forward a year and the 16-year-old driver from Dawsonville, Georgia is heading to Caraway on March 14 already thinking he can contend for wins on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. He’s also thinking about achieving a loftier goal as well.
“We are racing the Southern Tour to go for the championship,” said Davis. “I definitely feel like we can go pull off a championship this year if everything goes our way and we get a little bit of luck on our side. I’m a lot more acclimated to the Modifieds this year.”
Not only does Davis plan on racing full-time on the NWSMT, but he and his Hill Enterprises race team are planning on doing as many races up north on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour as possible as well.
“We are going to race every race we can up north,” Davis said. “We really want to win up north. Our main goal is to try to win races on both tours this year and to try to get the southern championship.”
Davis’ first Modified races of the 2015 season saw a roller coaster of success during February’s World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway. He and his David Hill-led team were trying out a brand new race car that was plagued by mechanical issues some nights, but was fast on others. Davis jumped out to a half-lap lead over the field on the final night in the prestigious Richie Evans Memorial 100 and it seemed like a victory was a sure-thing until a late caution bunched up the field.
“Now that we’ve gotten all the bugs worked out of the new Northeast Race Cars machine I feel like we definitely can contend for wins with it,” said Davis. “I feel like the new car has a little bit more an edge over that old car.”
Davis and the No. 79 Hillbilly Racing team will kick off the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified season in the Spring Classic 150 at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, North Carolina.
Davis’ No. 79 Modified entries will once again be supported by Coors Light 21 Means 21, Le Bleu Water, Hill Hill Enterprises, Rheem, and Ruud.
For more information on Spencer Davis and to view his entire 2015 schedule, visit www.spencer-davis.net. Follow him on Twitter at @Spencer_Davis29.
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