Racing news from Dotson familyPublished 5:50pm Thursday, August 29, 2013
The weather this racing season has not been in drivers’ favor, to say the least. Despite most of the month of July being a wash out, the month of August is looking up for the Dotson Racing Team.
Parker Dotson of Saluda was able to pick up a win Aug. 3 at the Greer Dragway. He also was runner-up Aug. 10 at the Greer Dragway. Parker, a current sixth grader at Polk County Middle School (PCMS), was driving his Maddox Race Car junior dragster. His car runs 8.90 seconds at 75 mph on the 1/8th mile track. With two finals in two weeks, it has moved Parker into second place in the points standings.
Aug. 24 at the Greer Dragway was not just a regular points race. It was a chance for the winner to take home an IHRA ironman trophy as well.
Callie Burnett of Mill Spring was able to pick up that win and bring home the ironman. Callie, also a current sixth grader at PCMS, was driving her Maddox Race Car junior dragster as well. Her car runs 8.90 seconds at 71 mph. Callie is currently third in the points standings.
The points races will end on Sept. 14 for the Greer Dragway, but will continue to have races each and every Saturday until Thanksgiving. The gates open at noon.
– article submitted by Renee Burnett