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 June (early July) is……
There was some debate in the Speed51.com office this month, but the stats are too impressive to ignore.
Six wins in six starts around the country against some of the roughest and toughest of Sprint Car stars, all while mixing the demands of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing, has made this past month no easy task for Kyle Larson.
It all started with a lone World of Outlaws Sprint Car victory on June 13 at Eagle Raceway (NE). He soon grabbed the headlines of the short track world by winning back to back All Star Circuit of Champions events at Wayne County Speedway and Sharon Speedway, June 19 & 20 during Ohio Speedweek. Both of which came after his NASCAR Cup victory at Michigan Int’l Speedway June 18.
After getting back in the Sprint Car, Larson has made it three in a row over Independence Day weekend against the Pennsylvania Posse during PA Sprint Speed Week, winning at Path View Speedway on Sunday night, Lincoln Speedway Monday, and Grandview Speedway Tuesday night, July 4.
For his six and counting Sprint Car streak (now 7 after voting ended), Kyle Larson has been named the FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month for the month of June.
Others receiving votes: Brandon Sheppard, Tyler Roahrig, Casey Roderick, Bubba Pollard, Austin Theriault and Matt Hirschman.
-Text by 51 Staff