SOD: Dustin Daggett news 2004-06-23

Daggett Wins Two North of the Border; Thunderbird Speedway Up Next PORTLAND, Mich. -- Defending his 2003 Sprints On Dirt championship, Dustin Daggett followed the SOD group across the border for a weekend of racing in Canada. On Friday, the...

Daggett Wins Two North of the Border; Thunderbird Speedway Up Next

PORTLAND, Mich. -- Defending his 2003 Sprints On Dirt championship, Dustin Daggett followed the SOD group across the border for a weekend of racing in Canada.

On Friday, the drivers of the SOD group towed over to the Oshweken Speedway, a beautiful clay track that is typically one of the longer tows for the group. After taking fourth in his heat race, Daggett was primed and ready for the feature event. After a hard-fought battle, Daggett was able to get the lead from track owner, Glen Styres. Maintaining the lead through two cautions and a red flag, Daggett was able to hold on for the feature win.

"As usual, my Dowker Engines Maxim chassis was awesome. These guys give me a great car week in and week out," stated Daggett from his Portland, Michigan race shop.

Saturday afternoon saw the Daggett Racing team pull into the South Buxton International Raceway. The track, which is usually very tacky, threw all of the teams for a loop when it became dry-slick. The SOD teams are always a big hit with the fans in Canada.

The new owners of South Buxton have worked hard on the track, and it proved to be fruitful once again for Daggett. Daggett won his heat beating Darren Long and Tim Allison, just to name a couple.

Dustin's uncle, Tom Daggett, has been the team member handling the pill draw for Dustin, and his good luck paid off by drawing to put Dustin in the front row. Daggett started on the outside of the front row, and never looked back. Daggett had to contend with all sorts of lapped traffic on lap three.

Heading to Thunderbird Speedway on Saturday, Daggett is looking to make it three victories in a row with the Sprints On Dirt group.

"At Thunderbird, the key to finishing well is to get a good draw. Tom has been drawing good for us, so hopefully that will continue. The track is small and narrow, but we will try to use that to our advantage."

Daggett is looking to use the next few races to pad his points lead. "JR Stewart is scheduled to miss the next couple of SOD shows, and Nick (Mulheim, a rookie from Ohio) is the third guy in points. We want to really use the next several shows to give ourselves a bigger cushion."

-dd-

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