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Lonestar Legacy Champion, 13 year-old Dillon Spreen

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 30, 2007

 

Contact: Greg Spreen 830-249-2235

 

Spreen Racing, Boerne, TX

 

Spreen Finishes Out Season With Another Win and Another Track Record

 

Motor Sports Ranch (MSR) Houston, Sunday Oct. 28th: 13 year-old Dillon Spreen, driving his South Bay Development/ Spreen Racing Engines Chevrolet Monte Carlo set a new track record for the Texoma Allison Legacy race cars on the tight and twisting 2.4 mile road course.

 

Spreen then went on to win the forty minute feature race. Spreen, starting from Pole position, pulled a 4 car lead coming out of the carousel onto the first straight. He was chased by Kirby Caldwell, of Beaumont , the 2007 Texoma road race champion and Jay Carley, of Dallas, the 2006 Texoma road race champion.

 

However, Caldwell had to pit because of a loose fuel cap, then had clutch problems and finished fourth. Carley could not catch Spreen and dropped out late in the race when he broke a rear suspension bar. Todd Brady, of Houston finished a distant 2nd as Spreen cruised to the checked flag.

 

There were two races on Saturday, Caldwell was fast qualifier with Spreen only a few hundreds of a second behind. Caldwell won both races with Spreen right on his rear bumper. Spreen was able to get alongside Caldwell several times, but was unable to make the pass.

 

Another highlight of the weekend was that after two months of deliberation by the Texoma race officials, Dillon Spreen was awarded with the Overall Champion trophy for winning at the four race weekend at Texas World Speedway in August.

 

That weekend was a shootout between Spreen and Caldwell. Both won two races and finished second in the other two. Two of the finishes were separated by .009 and .006 seconds and Spreen led by 8.7 seconds in another. Caldwell led the most laps, but Spreen broke his old track record in Saturday qualifying and again during the last lap of the last race.

 

The officials said it was a difficult decision, but decided that the new track record outweighed the most laps led. Also, the fact that Spreen won one of the races by such a margin also entered the equation.

 

Having run only a partial season with both organizations, Spreen won the Lone Star Legacy circle track series Championship for the second year in a row and finished a close fourth in the Texoma road race series.

 

Spreen ran a total of 25 races during the 2007 season, with 23 top 5 finishes, including 11 wins, 8 second places, 2 third places and 2 fourth places, with only 2 races out of the top ten. Spreen also set 5 new track records this season.

 

For more news, information and pictures, visit www.dillonspreen.com.

 

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Seems like this young man has yet to be crowned. The Lonestar Legacy website has no announcement stating Dillon Spreen has won the championship. There are a couple late protests, maybe that is the reason for the delay. If it is just a technicality, then congratulations Mr. Dillon Spreen! No matter the outcome, you are a winner in my book.

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Congratulations on your championship this year.

 

Dillon, it has been a pleasure racing with you. Your destiny has taken another leap towards reality. I wish you all the best as you step up the racing ladder. You are a fine gentleman off the track as well as a respectful driver on the track. Those two things alone will carry you far, but it’s your driving ability that will take you all the way.

 

“Go Hard, Turn Left”

 

 

 

Tom

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Those were very nice words from Tom. You know you are something special when the people you compete against have respect for you! There isn't enought we can say about this young man, except, LOOK OUT JEFF GORDON!!!!

 

Kathie Weir

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