James Hylton Springfield race report

James Hylton Races to 24th in Allen Crowe Memorial Classic Memphis TN (August 22, 2006) -Ageless stock car legend James Hylton raced his way to a 24th place finish Sunday at the Allen Crowe Memorial 100. Hylton completed 73 of the 100 laps of...

James Hylton Races to 24th in Allen Crowe Memorial Classic

Memphis TN (August 22, 2006) -Ageless stock car legend James Hylton raced his way to a 24th place finish Sunday at the Allen Crowe Memorial 100. Hylton completed 73 of the 100 laps of the ARCA RE/MAX Series event held at Springfield Fairground's one-mile dirt oval. The 2006 performance bested Hylton's 1999 Springfield ARCA RE/MAX finish of 34th.

"This was one of my better races of the 2006 season" said Hylton "the car ran good all day and I wish I could have pushed it a little harder but since we are a one car operation, bringing the car home in one piece is my primary goal. We have to take what we can get at each track and save the car for the remainder of the season"

Former Hylton Motorsports driver Damon Lusk set on the pole at Springfield and set a new track record in the process. Hylton states, "I am very proud of Damon and his performance. It was quite an accomplishment to set the track record at a demanding track like Springfield". Lusk set on the pole in his only other Springfield appearance in 2000, while driving for Hylton Motorsports.

The Hylton Motorsports crew did an incredible job reconfiguring the car from its Superspeedway configuration used at Michigan to its Springfield dirt-track set-up. Hylton utilized lessons learned from his 40 plus year racing career in completing the task of switching the set-ups required for two diametrically opposite tracks. During the early years of NASCAR, teams would sometimes compete in two or three races a week on vastly different track surfaces, so reconfiguring a car came natural to Hylton.

During his NEXTEL Cup career, Hylton competed in 33 dirt track races and achieved an amazing 23 top-five finishes and 31 top-ten finishes. Hylton's last top-five finish on dirt took place in 1972's NASCAR Grand National East race held in Jacksonville, Florida. In that race, Hylton placed fifth driving a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle owned by NASCAR veteran Bub Strickler.

-credit: hylton motorsports

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Series ARCA
Drivers Damon Lusk , James Hylton