FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month & Year Returning in 2018

December 19, 2017 • App, Archives, Other News, Region - National, Top Stories

One of the most popular monthly features on during the 2017 season will be returning in 2018.  FK Rod Ends, a leading manufacturer of precision rod ends and bearings, will join forces with to once again present the FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month and FK Rod Ends Driver of the Year awards next season.


“It’s a great thing,” said FK Rod Ends Sales Manager Maria Melillo.  “The program introduces us to the different players in the series’ and we get to give back.  We get to keep our product going and learn in order to make it even better.”


300x250 FK Rod Ends PRI 2017In 2017, FK Rod Ends handed out $25 product certificates to 12 different short track racers who excelled on the race track during each month of the year.  This year’s program will culminate during the first week of January when the 2017 FK Rod Ends Driver of the Year is announced and the winner receives a special prize from FK Rod Ends.


Winners of the FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month for the 2017 season include: Christopher Bell (January), Nick Hoffman (February), Todd Gilliland (March), Reid Lanpher (April), Harrison Burton (May), Kyle Larson (June), Matt Hirschman (July), Curtis Gerry (August), Matt Sheppard (September), Dave Marcuccilli (October) and Matt Hirschman (November).


December’s FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month will be announced later this week.


The 12 drivers who won monthly awards will be eligible for the 2017 FK Rod Ends Driver of the Year Award.  The driver receiving the most votes from’s expert panel throughout the year will be named the winner.


FK Rod Ends enjoyed a successful 2017 season that saw their products in victory lane at short tracks, both dirt and pavement, all over North America.  For more information on FK Rod Ends and their products, visit


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