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Spreen grabs win, second and third in successful weekend at TWS

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May 2, 2007

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Spreen grabs win, second and third in successful weekend at TWS


Boerne, TX (5-2-07) – For being all of 12 years old, Dillon Spreen certainly gets a lot of “seat time” in a race car. And – oh yeah – he’s the returning Lonestar Legacys champion in Texas.


Spreen – a student at Boerne Middle School South – finished first, third and second this past weekend in his #81 South Bay/Spreen Racing Engines Monte Carlo at the Tex-Oma Legacys Road Race Series, which raced at Texas World Speedway in College Station (TX).


The Tex-Oma Legacys Road Race Series featured Legacys cars from San Antonio, Houston and Dallas; the Houston and San Antonio cars mostly run circle tracks while the Dallas drivers mostly run road coarses. The Texas World Speedway course was a road course; it ran clockwise for all three races. The Legacys ran the course with another group of cars – Mazda RX-7s – which, although each series ran for its own standings, they still ran together out on the track.


As is usually the case, the 12-year-old Boerne native and resident ran against drivers much older than himself and he turned some heads with his performance. And you could say he “saved the best for last,” as the youngster turned a record time lap (2 minutes, 1.56 seconds) on the very last lap of Sunday’s race. Spreen finished second in that race.


Spreen, who will next compete May 12 with the Lonestar Legacys series at Thunder Hill Raceway (Kyle, TX), finished first and third in races on Saturday before logging the second-place finish on Sunday. He also grabbed the pole for Saturday’s first race, which he won.


The Legacys reached speeds upwards of 110 MPH on one of Texas’ most famous speedways.


“This weekend went really well,” said Dillon Spreen. “I expected to show up and have some fun; I really didn’t expect to do as well as I did. I really had a good practice on Friday – even though we ran the course clockwise, meaning we turned right instead of left. Right off the bat we were pretty quick, and we stayed that way the entire weekend.”


“It was a long weekend but Dillon did very well,” said Spreen Racing Team (SRT) co-owner Greg Spreen. “After winning then placing third on Saturday, we had to requalify on Sunday. I talked to Dillon and we decided to try a different gear ratio. Turns out, it slowed us down and we qualified fourth. We didn’t have any practice time on Sunday so qualifying turned out to be our practice.”


Greg continued, “After we qualified, we put the gears back to where they were before and Dillon ran a great race in the 40-minute event, finishing second. Dillon had to work around the RX-7s on the track but he tracked down the leader on the last lap. If the race had gone another lap, we’re certain Dillon would have won. Overall, we had a great time and enjoyed meeting the other teams and drivers.”


Dillon said the surprise of the weekend had nothing to do with his fellow Legacys drivers. “The toughest thing of weekend was working our way around RX-7s in the field. There were probably about 16-17 of them, putting about 30 cars, total, on the track total. The Legacys were a couple of seconds quicker than RX-7; we’d have to work with them in turns because they would hit the brakes hard in turns. They had something on straights but would get past you and then block you; you’d have to work with them/dodge them in turns.”


Cherie Spreen agreed. “That’s a lot of traffic to work with,” she said. “When you’re passing cars you’re not even racing with, it makes more work for Dillon. But overall we’re happy with the experience he gained.”

Everything went well this weekend..the guys were a blast to race with..


Information on Spreen can be found at www.dillonspreen.com. Spreen is represented by K-MAC Sports Productions of Austin; information about the company can be found at kmacsports.com.


Photo Courtesy of Spreen Racing Team


A very happy Dillon Spreen shows off his 3 medals (for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-place finishes) at last weekend's Tex-Oma Legacys Road Race Series at Texas World Speedway in College Station (TX). Spreen, a 12-year-old resident of Boerne (TX), is the defending Lonestar Legacys champion.


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Congrats Dillon. Go get em'.

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