December 2014 - Buddy was decorated with many prestigious awards at the end of his freshman Late Model racing season. Buddy and his teams' efforts earned them the 2014 NASCAR Whelen All American Series UNOH Youth Achievement Award*, 2014 KCRP Citgo Late Model Rookie of The Year, and overall 2014 KCRP Citgo Late Model Third Place in Points honors. Buddy is very proud of his accomplishments and for the team effort from his crew and sponsors supporting his opportunity to race each weekend. As being the youngest driver on the track in the Late Model Division at KCRP and Madera Speedway, he is more humbled for being able to live his dream.
As he looks forward to the 2015 season piloting two Late Models, one at Madera Speedway(short track 1/3 mile oval) and the other at Kern County Raceway Park (1/2 mile paved oval) he has set many goals for himself, winning races and a Championship! MAV.TV will be onboard Buddy's hot rod for some in car camera action, and MAV.TV will also be televising each Late Model event at Madera Speedway for your watching enjoyment.
Buddy is also excited to have his sponsors aboard for the 2015 season: H & M MOTORSPORTS, D'ANGELOS Automotive and Industrial Coatings, AXALTA, Cow-Boy Bail Bonds, Advanced Distribution, H & S Body Works and Towing, RTS, Crystal Pools, HONDO, Inc., Schaeffer's Racing Oil, RaceHard, Ron's Rear Ends.
*UNOH Youth Achievement Award: "Daytona Beach, Fla. - As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Daytona for its annual July date, everywhere you look in the garage is another fresh face looking to make an impact at NASCAR's top level.
This youth movement isn't restricted to the top series - It is a tidal wave moving through the NASCAR system, starting at its foundation: The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.
Not only are younger drivers racing, but they're winning. And chasing championships.
This year, they have a new prize to purse: The UNOH Youth Achievement Award.
"We wanted to implement a program in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series that recognizes the best young talent at the sport's grassroots level,' said Steve Farmer, V.P. of corporation development at the University of Ohio. These drivers are the future of motorsports, and we could not be more excited to reward their efforts on the track."
"With our automotive technology and high performance motorsports program, UNOH is heavily invested in providing the opportunities and resources to today's youth who want to become involved in the sport. The UNOH Youth Achievement Award, which spotlights the successes of young drivers across the short-track level, is a perfect fit."
The UNOH Youth Achievement Award is open to NASCAR drivers between the ages of 14-17 - drivers may accumulate points until their 18th birthday - and are based on the best 14 finishes regardless of division.
Track Champions will receive a $500 cash reward and a $500 UNOH scholarship. The national champion will receive a $10,000 UNOH scholarship and will be recognized at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards in Charlotte, North Carolina."
Next Race: March 14, 2015 @ Madera Speedway $5,000.00 to win! www.racemadera.com