October 15, 2016 - After a clean sweep of the season, winning 11/11, Buddy and his crew were awarded their NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Series CHAMPIONSHIP crown Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park!
The competition was stout with cars from Irwindale entering the race weekend. However, Buddy prevailed and earned another fast qualifier award with a 18.818, and the win!
With a bullseye on his back, he started the main in the P8 position. A slow start for the outside row, Buddy found himself dropping back positions. With patients and focus he gathered himself and began his passing magic. He saw that the leader had checked out, and with no yellows, Buddy had to drive a hard, mistake free race.
On lap 23 of 40 he made his way around the leader and never looked back. He crossed the finish line in P1 and the celebration began in the Raymond's Trophy Victory Lane with crew, family, fans, sponsors.
"My stellar crew worked their butts off all year and this is for them and my mom and dad who have sacrificed so much who allow me to live my dream!"
Kudos to my STELLAR CREW: MIKE KEEN, DICK & KELLIE SHEPHERD, JOEL ASKEW, ANDY WORLEY, TONY LAMAS,, GARY SPANGLE, DARIN GRANTHAM, JOHN WORLEY, BO BOHANNON, TOM BARTON, DEREK THORN, JOE CASTRO, BRYAN BROWN, Kylie Worley, and all their families. Thank you TiJera and Kylie Worley for the great signs and decorated victory bottles!
My AMAZING SPONSORS: H&M MOTORSPORTS, HALL AMBULANCE, D'ANGELO'S Automotive and Industrial Coatings, AXALTA, BAKERSFIELD MUFFLER, Advanced Distribution, Cow-Boy Bail Bonds, H&S Body Works and Towing, Crystal Pools, Ron's Rear Ends, RTS, Schaeffer's Racing Oil, Dragster Joe, Campbell Motorsports, VDL Fuel Systems, Big John, John & Susan Bentley, Dan James.
Next Race: October 29, 2016 @ Kern Co. Raceway Park - SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Division