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SOUTH BOSTON – The 2021 season was a record breaking season for South Boston Speedway Budweiser Hornets division champion Josh Dawson.

With eight wins in 10 starts this season, the Halifax, Va. Resident won his first career NASCAR Track Championship, ending the 2021 season with an 84-point lead over his cousin, Jared Dawson of Nathalie, Va. .

Dawson’s eight wins this season is a new division record for most wins in a single season. In addition, his total of 10 career division wins is a new South Boston Speedway record for the most career wins in the division.

While the records are great achievements, the Divisional Championship is the most special for Dawson.

“This championship means the world to me, my dad and everyone who helps me,” said Dawson. “I’m just happy I was able to do it. I have had a lot of lucky nights.

Dawson’s rise to the top of the Budweiser Hornets division at South Boston Speedway has been a constant ascent. He finished sixth in the division points race in 2018 and rose to third place in the final points standings in 2019, thanks to his first two career wins and 11 top-five finishes in a dozen times. departures. There was no race at South Boston Speedway in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dawson returned to his native track in 2021, won eight races, finished in the top five in his 10 starts and won the division championship.

“This is my third season racing in the Budweiser Hornets division here at South Boston Speedway, and I’m surprised I got as good as fast as I did,” Dawson said. “I think my best result in 2018 was fifth. In 2019, I finally won my first two races. We haven’t raced in 2020 and have won eight out of ten starts this season.

“I have had a lot of lucky nights,” he added. “I couldn’t be happier.”

Dawson had no idea he could have the kind of season he enjoyed in 2021

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“I’m just as surprised as everyone,” Dawson remarked with a smile. “I come here and try to do my best and stay out of trouble in every race. I wasn’t trying to win all the races. I was just trying to get to the front as quickly as possible. Every time I got to the front, I managed to hold people back and achieve the victory. “

Dawson said winning the last race of the season and winning the divisional championship took a lot of pressure off.

“It’s a lot of stress that comes off my shoulders,” he said. “Every race I was stressed before the races, ‘you have to do well, you have to do well to win this championship.'”

The Halifax, Virginia resident says he’s constantly learning every time he comes to America’s Hometown Track.

“Every time I come to the racetrack, I learn something from someone,” explained Dawson. “In the end, it all added up and everything I learned was enough for me to win the championship.”

There was good competition in the Budweiser Hornets division at South Boston Speedway this season, and it was an uphill battle for Dawson to win the division championship.

“There were a few cars that got me into trouble every week,” Dawson noted. “In the last race, going from last place to the front was difficult. I do my best in every race and hope for the best. That’s all you can do.

With the Budweiser Hornets division championship and new records under his belt, Dawson plans to move up to a higher division next season.

“My plan at the moment is for me to move to either the Limited Sportsman division or the Late Model Stock Car division,” Dawson said. “I already have a car lined up. I just haven’t decided which class I want to run in. “I’m going to try it (ride) and see how I do,” he added.

Country Roads Truck Show scheduled for Sunday at South Boston Speedway

The Country Roads Truck Show, featuring a wide variety of vehicles, will be held on Sunday, September 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the front area of ​​South Boston Speedway.

With the wide range of vehicles that will be on display, the Country Roads Truck Show is an event that car and truck enthusiasts don’t want to miss. In addition to the big 18 wheel trucks, show visitors will also see classic and muscle cars, rat rods, pickup trucks, low riders, ATVs and much more.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. Tickets are priced at $ 15 each for spectators and $ 30 for the performance and will only be sold at the door on the day of the event. The only gate open to spectators and participants to enter the event is through the highway pit gate located at turn two.

This event is organized and promoted by Thorpe Money Ent., A North Carolina-based group that promotes numerous auto shows in the region.


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