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 2021 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 February is…
Late Models/Sprint Cars
It was a busy month of February for Kody Swanson, but it came with a championship and a couple of wins.
The five-time USAC Silver Crown champion made the trip to Florida for the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway, competing in both Super Late Models and Pro Late Models for Team Platinum. After several strong finishes in the Pro Late Model, Swanson scored the win on Night Seven of the World Series in a 35-lap feature. The following night, Swanson claimed the Pro Late Model World Series championship after finishing seventh in the 100-lap finale.
Swanson was back in action on February 27 in Florida, this time at Showtime Speedway. In the more familiar confines of an open-wheel pavement Sprint Car, Swanson scored his second consecutive win in the Dave Steele Non-Wing World Championship. Swanson took the lead from Kyle O’Gara with 25 laps to go to pocket the win in the 125-lap event.
Taking wins both with and without fenders in Florida during the month of February, Kody Swanson is the FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month for February 2021.
To learn more about FK Rod Ends and their growing inventory, visit www.fkrodends.com.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo Credit: Speed51 Photo