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 November is……
Late Models & Modifieds
Winning three races in one month is a feat that many short track racers would be thrilled to accomplish. Winning three races during one race weekend is flat out impressive, and that's exactly what "Showtime" Jimmy Blewett did during Turkey Derby XLIV at Wall Stadium (NJ).
Not only did Blewett win three races that weekend, he won three races in three different race cars.
The Modified racer jumped in a Late Model on Friday and drove to victory lane to kick off the race weekend. He followed that up on Saturday by sweeping the SK Modified and Tour-type Modified races.
The Tour-type Modified victory was the sixth of his career, while the SK Modified win was his seventh. Overall, he now has a whopping 22 career victories during Turkey Derby weekend between all divisions.
For his impressive trifecta during Wall Stadium's biggest event of the season, Jimmy Blewett has been named the FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month for the month of November.
Others receiving votes: Brandon Setzer, Christopher Bell, Jeremy Doss, Josh Berry, Matt Hirschman and Matt Sheppard.
-Text by Speed51 Staff