Cameron Dodson Scores Career-Best Hooters Pro Cup Finish at Kil-Kare Speedway 17-Year Old Former Open-Wheel Champion Finishes 11th in Only Fourth Stock Car Feature Event Start Xenia, OH - Cameron Dodson brought home his career best...
Cameron Dodson Scores Career-Best Hooters Pro Cup Finish at Kil-Kare Speedway
17-Year Old Former Open-Wheel Champion Finishes 11th in Only Fourth Stock Car Feature Event Start
Xenia, OH - Cameron Dodson brought home his career best stock-car feature event finish in the Naturally Fresh 250 Presented by Longhorn at Kil-Kare Speedway for the United Speed Alliance Racing (USAR) Hooters Pro Cup Northern Division. Dodson, behind the wheel of the No. 14N May's Motorsports Elite Collision Center DuPont Performance Coatings Joie of Seating Chevrolet Monte Carlo, finished 11th in the 250-lap event on the 3/8-mile semi-banked oval just outside Xenia, Ohio.
The event was schedule to run on Friday night, May 12 but constant rain forced postponement of the race to Saturday afternoon. The field was set by team owner's points putting Dodson in the 18th starting position on the outside of ninth row.
"It is exciting for our team to get a solid finish," said Dodson. "I am really proud of everyone on our May's Motorsports team for working hard to bring us together and keep improving every race. But we are all racers and really want to get strong top-10 and strong top-five runs and be running with the top cars in the front of the field in the next races on the schedule.
"That is a tall order in this series because it is very competitive but I feel like I am improving as a stock car driver and our crew is really getting solid as a group all working toward the same goals. I am so proud of how hard they work and I know we are going to get better and better finishes as the season goes forward."
Dodson's open-wheel racing career clearly showcased the 17-year old's talent in a race car. In 2004, at just 16 years of age, he captured both the series' championship and the rookie of the year title in the Midwest American Sprint Series for 410 winged sprint cars on dirt. . In 2005, the young repeated the feat in Auto Value/Bumper-to-Bumper Super Sprint Series (AVSS), the premier series for 410 winged sprint cars on asphalt, capturing both the ROTY and the championship.
In September 2005, Dodson won the 25-lap GM Performance Parts Shootout for the American Speed Association (ASA) Late Model Series at Ft. Wayne, IN Baer Field Speedway. It was his first attempt in a fendered race car.