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 2018 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 March is……
Super Late Models
Jeremy Doss has always been a fierce contender on the West Coast Super Late Model scene, but he proved during the month of March that he could be the driver to beat in 2018.
Doss kicked off his season in style by beating his top rival and West Coast star Derek Thorn in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series opener at Madera Speedway (CA). Although he was a full second behind Thorn at the white flag, Doss capitalized when lapped traffic impeded Thorn's journey to the checkered flag. Doss passed Thorn down the backstretch on the final lap to secure the victory and establish himself as the championship favorite.
One week later, Doss made a 13-hour journey to Evergreen Speedway in Washington State for the track's Super Late Model season opener. With a stout field of 26 cars taking the green flag, Doss came out on top of the 100-lap race after taking the lead from track record holder Garrett Archer with less than 25 laps to go.
For his impressive performance during the month, Jeremy Doss has been named the FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month for the month of March.
Others receiving votes: Casey Roderick, Chris Madden, Harrison Burton and Jon McKennedy
-Text by Speed51 Staff
-Photo credit: Evergreen Speedway