The 2013 racing season is about to begin, but not until Buddy is recognized for a respectable 6th place overall points finish out of 94 drivers in the 2012 SRL SPEARS Southwest Tour Legend Series (Young Lions, Semi-Pros, Pros and Masters combined). He will be honored on February 9, 2013 at the Crystal Palace for his outstanding efforts.
This now 13 year old kid raced his heart out all season piloting the #22 H&S Body Works and Towing, Advanced Distribution, Cow-Boy Bail Bonds, RTS, American Fabrication, Race Hard.com sponsored 1937 Ford Sedan around many oval tracks throughout California, Nevada and Arizona.
As being the youngest driver at 12 years old, competing in the Young Lions Division, he amazed us all on his first racing season EVER on the asphalt. He qualified hard, raced hard in heats and a won a few B mains to capture a starting position in EVERY “A” Main he entered!
The car count was always large, anywhere from 25-45 legends competing for the same 22 car “A” Main field. Not only did these events have Young Lions but also included Semi-Pros, Pros and Masters. Most of these drivers had several years of experience, and ages ranged from 12 to 70, with the majority of these drivers being in their 20’s. Buddy had to start mid to the back of the field most races, and drove his way past all of his peers for solid finishes. Calculations show that he was the highest passing driver during the 2012 season!
During the 2012 racing season he accomplished many goals that he set out for himself with the help of his AWESOME pit crew; earning the respect of his fellow drivers, figuring out the asphalt game, piloting his #22 race car to the extreme, passing and mixing it up with drivers and most of all, having a ton of fun!
Buddy is looking forward to competing at the Kern County Raceway here in Bakersfield, SRL SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, a handful of events at Irwindale Speedway and trying to fit in a few races at The Bullring in Las Vegas during the 2013 racing season. His schedule is quite full and is happy that his sponsors, team, fans and family will be supporting him each time he hits the track!
We are so proud of him and look forward to the many surprises his talent has to offer in the upcoming season.
See you on April 20th at the Kern County Raceway for the opening race!