2007 World of Outlaws Preview: Dion Hindi Concord, NC -- Jan. 29, 2007 -- Most people would not look forward to driving 1,756 miles across the country in the dead of winter, but for World of Outlaws driver Dion Hindi, that is just another day on...
2007 World of Outlaws Preview: Dion Hindi
Concord, NC -- Jan. 29, 2007 -- Most people would not look forward to driving 1,756 miles across the country in the dead of winter, but for World of Outlaws driver Dion Hindi, that is just another day on the job. In fact, he has been looking forward to the trip for some time, since it signifies the start of the 2007 season.
For the native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the journey will take him to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida for three nights of racing as part of the 36th Annual DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speedshop, February 9-11.
Hindi finished a career best 12th in World of Outlaws championship points last year, in his first full season back on the road in a number of years. He picked up eight Top-10 finishes along the way, and set fast time twice, in addition to winning two dashes to earn the same number of pole positions.
One of those fast time honors came for the always well-spoken driver at the famed Williams Grove Speedway on May 27 with a stellar field of cars on hand. Being one of the first drivers out for his two laps on the unique half-mile, Hindi had to endure 40 other cars taking to the track before he could celebrate his accomplishment.
While he enjoyed the time home during the off-season, especially during the holiday's when he was able to visit with friends and family he does not get to see very often during the season, as well as working in his own shop, Hindi is anxious to hit the track again in the Sunshine State.
"We're ready to get back racing," said Hindi. "We've been home for a couple months, but we're racers and we want to be at the race track."
After having a full season on the road to re-adapt himself to the always changing world of sprint car racing, Hindi feels confident he and his team are ready to embark on the nearly 90-race schedule this year.
"We're bettered prepared after this off-season than we were last year," he commented. "Last year going in I kind of knew what we were up against. My fears were realized in the middle of the year when we got behind on our cars and parts and everything else. This year we're a little bit better prepared than we were last year."