With two weeks remaining until its first of many opening nights, racers took on the newly paved and newly constructed 4/10 of a mile Dominion Raceway. With 10 Late Models in attendance, Dominion is ready for a season of healthy car counts.
In the Late Model Stock Car division, Cordova, Maryland’s Tyler Hughes will be the man to beat this season. After snatching a win at Langley last year, Hughes is ready for the challenges the new track presents.
“We had a good year last year with one win at Langley and we learned a lot as a team,” Hughes said about his team’s performance. “The track is unbelievably smooth and incredibly fast. Dominion did a awesome job making sure they did it right and getting as many bumps out of the racetrack as possible. I think there will be very good racing there with the banking of the track.”
Hughes expects there to be competition, but he’s not letting that phase him. “I think some fast and competitive guys will show up for the track, but my personal expectations are to win races.”
Hughes also began his journey in the K&N Pro Series East last year, making starts at Langley, Motordrome, Dover and Richmond. This year, it just so happens that the tour will be visiting Dominion on May 30th for the ComServe Memorial Day Classic. Given the fresh track and limited practice time, Hughes still believes his team has a good shot at the checkers.
“The advantage for us is going to be knowing how the track conditions change throughout the day and night,” Hughes added. “Just racing the track from week in and week out and being used to it as a driver will also be important.”
In summary for is his season, Hughes commented, “We’re excited and ready to kick this season off.”
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