November 29, 2022

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Driver continues battle for Hornets title at SBS | Auto Racing

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Kevin Currin is savoring a very good season in the Virginia Condition Police Heat (Support Do away with Auto Theft) Hornets Division at South Boston Speedway.

The two-time division winner has received two of the previous a few races, has won 3 of his 6 begins for the season and recorded six best-5 finishes. He sits in 3rd put in the division level standings moving into the 20-lap Virginia Point out Police Heat Hornets Division race that will be part of the Billy’s A/C Provider Night time function July 16 at South Boston Speedway.

Currin is 7 details behind second-put driver Steven Layne and 14 points down to division leader Jason DeCarlo regardless of obtaining competed in just one significantly less race than the best two motorists.

A mechanical failure prevented Currin from currently being ready to commence the April 2 function, leaving him with no points for that party. Considering that that time, Currin has battled his way again to get into contention for the title.

With 4 races remaining in the period for the division including the Billy’s A/C Service Evening event July 16, Currin is not about to give up on his hopes of profitable a 3rd championship.

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“We’re heading to scratch and do what we can do,” Currin remarked. “We’re not offering up. We’re heading to preserve battling. Possibly, the only way we know we have a shot [at the championship] is if Jason [DeCarlo] and Steven [Layne] have a terrible evening. That race the place we did not get any details seriously harm us.”

Not only did that mechanical failure harm Currin’s chances of winning a third championship, it also broke a streak he was incredibly proud of.

“That just one race where the motor vehicle wouldn’t crank truly killed us,” Currin stated. “I experienced began just about every Hornets Division race listed here at South Boston Speedway up to that level. That race form of kicked us down, but we have not given up.”

Even with that 1 unfortunate circumstance, Currin feels good about his season.

“We’ve had a genuine great time,” Currin famous. “Considering the a few wins and the top rated-a few finishes we’ve had, it has been fantastic.”

The Chase Metropolis resident has ordinarily been sturdy in excess of the second 50 % of a time. That is obvious this time with his two victories more than his very last three begins.

“I reckon I like a very hot, greasy observe versus the early element of the time when every little thing is cool,” Currin remarked with a smile. “I guess that is just much more my design.”

With a good deal of momentum at the rear of him, Currin feels he can win a lot more races right before the time finishes.

“I’m hoping to get at least 1 or two a lot more wins right before the year ends,” Currin stated. “The most significant issue we can do now is go for wins and see how the points fall.”

A six-race card is established for the July 16 celebration. Twin 50-lap races for the NASCAR Advance Vehicle Elements Weekly Collection Late Product Stock Car or truck Division headline the night’s motion. A 50-lap race is set for the Budweiser Confined Sportsman Division, twin 15-lap races are on faucet for the Southside Disposal Pure Inventory Division and a 20-lap race is set for the Virginia Point out Law enforcement Warmth Hornets Division.

Grandstand gates will open up at 5:30 p.m., qualifying begins at 6 p.m. and the very first race of the night time will get the environmentally friendly flag at 7 p.m.

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Chandler is the director of public relations for South Boston Speedway.