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Rising to the challenge is what separates a top-notch driver from the rest of the pack.  Whether it’s dominating a race, going on a winning streak or sealing a win with a late-race pass, drivers slowly rise to the top of the field and make a name for themselves.  


That’s why the FK Rod Ends, who has nearly 10,000 combinations of rod ends and spherical bearings available and carefully crafts their products, is proud to honor a monthly “Team FK Driver of the Month” from the short track ranks of America on Speed51.com.  Each month, an esteemed panel of short track industry insiders will vote on which driver had the most success on the track.  The driver with the most votes will then be the “Team FK Driver of the Month” and will receive a $25 product certificate to use at FK Rod Ends.  At the end of the 2017 season, the driver that received the most votes throughout the season will then be the “Team FK Driver of the Year” and will be awarded a (to be determined) prize from FK Rod Ends.  To learn more about FK Rod Ends and their growing inventory visit fkrodends.com.


The winner of the “Team FK Driver of the Month” for the month of December is……


Kyle Busch kisses the Tom Dawson trophy. (Speed51.com / MoJo Photos)

Kyle Busch kisses the Tom Dawson trophy. (Speed51.com / MoJo Photos)

Kyle Busch

Super Late Models

Kyle Busch may not be a full-time short track racer, but there’s no questioning that he’s a short track racer at heart.


The former NASCAR Cup Series champion proved that to be true when he beat Super Late Model racing’s best at the 50th Annual Snowball Derby.


The most impressive part of Busch’s second career Snowball Derby victory wasn’t the fact that he won the race; it was the fact that he didn’t have the dominant car for the majority of the race.  While Super Late Model stars Bubba Pollard and Jeff Choquette battled for the lead, Busch appeared to be an afterthought. But with 50 laps to go, Busch flipped the switch and was able to drive by the two short track racing veterans to earn his second Tom Dawson trophy.


For his impressive performance during the 50th Annual Snowball Derby, Kyle Busch has been named the FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month for the month of December.


Others receiving votes: Bobby Pierce, Bubba Pollard, Christopher Bell and Ray Bollinger


-Text by Speed51 Staff

FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month for December 2017