SOD: Dustin Daggett Hartford Speedway summary

Daggett is King of Michigan for the Third Time On Friday, Dustin Daggett stole the King of Michigan crown for the third time. In the event, sanctioned by Sprints on Dirt, Daggett became the first three-time winner of the annual event at...

Daggett is King of Michigan for the Third Time

On Friday, Dustin Daggett stole the King of Michigan crown for the third time. In the event, sanctioned by Sprints on Dirt, Daggett became the first three-time winner of the annual event at Hartford Speedway Park. Daggett took the lead from Tim Norman and held off challenges from Brett Mann and Darren Long to take home the $3,000 first prize.

"This crown is as awesome as the first two," said Daggett. "The car was starting to overheat towards the end, and I was getting a little worried. The car was perfect though, and I was glad that I could hold off (Long and Mann)."

Driving the Daggett Racing/Dowker Motors/Maxim Chassis, Daggett was the 2003 Sprints On Dirt points Champion, and hopes to repeat as such this season. Along with the victory, Daggett was able to stretch his lead in the championship point standings to 146 points over Ohio native and NRA regular, J.R. Stewart.

The next challenge for Daggett is a two-day swing with Sprints on Dirt starting in Daggett's backyard at Ionia Raceway Park on Friday. Daggett has always been strong at Ionia, and hopes to continue that trend this weekend. The second day of the weekend will find Daggett Racing at the Owendale Speedway in eastern Michigan. During SOD's last trip to Ionia, Daggett scored a fourth place finish and hopes to improve during this visit. Owendale has been tricky as well with Daggett looking to score his first SOD victory at the facility.

-www.dustindaggett.com.

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