CONCORD, N.C. – Kulwicki Driver Development Program officials announced the continuation of the “on hold” status for their 2020 edition of the program through the month of May.
“We’ve seen some progress over the last month as our nation continues its battle against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said KDDP Executive Director Tom Roberts. “We think the next six weeks will be crucial in giving us insight as to whether having a program this year will be possible. We will continue to have all aspects of the program on hold, including the selection of our seven finalists.
“During the conference calls with our advisory board members, we’ve explored all the scenarios we may be facing, including what could be an abbreviated battle for the prestigious Kulwicki Cup,” said Roberts. “With all facets of our program revolving around the number 7, including what has been seven months of competition each year so far, we continue to discuss the feasibility of a shortened competition.
“We’ve worked hard to make the KDDP the preeminent driver development program in North America and will monitor the situation throughout the month of May,” Roberts said. “We’re hoping everything continues to improve and everyone can get back to racing soon.
“I’m confident that our organization will be prepared to move forward quickly when that opportunity comes,” said Roberts. “In the meantime, we urge all short track racers to continue to be understanding, positive and optimistic in all of their social media activities as we all go through this together.”
The 2020 battle for the rich and prestigious Kulwicki Cup is the sixth edition of the contest that honors 1992 NASCAR Champion and Hall of Famer Alan Kulwicki.
The KDDP urges you to keep up with all of its news and activities by regularly visiting Speed51.com, the organization’s official media partner.
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About the KDDP:
The Kulwicki Driver Development Program (KDDP) was established in 2014 by the family of late NASCAR Champion and Hall of Fame member Alan Kulwicki for the purpose of helping worthy drivers toward reaching their dreams while at the same time keeping Alan’s memory and legacy alive. The Program provides drivers with financial assistance along with support in publicity, marketing, sponsorship development, industry networking and relationship building. Based in Concord, N.C., the KDDP is a non-profit organization with the mission of playing a significant role in developing the next era of America’s short-track racers while educating new generations about the life, passion and values of the 1992 NASCAR Champion.
-Kulwicki Driver Development Program Press Release