Sunday, May 17, 2020

Soda City King of the Road

Awesomatix clean sweep of TQs and wins at Soda City’s King of the Road 

     As things try and get back to normal in the country Soda City, in Columbia, SC, hosted their annual King of the Road trophy race. The race was attended by drivers around the east coast as some states are still under stay at home orders. Though the attendance was down from prior years the racing was tight among some of the countries up and coming talent. The faculty provided an excellent environment for the racers from beginning to end. 

     In 17.5 touring car it was Awesomatix John Dickson taking TQ over fellow Awesomatix drivers Brian Card and Clayton Young in the fastest class of the day.  During the main event things were shuffled multiple times between all three Awesomatix drivers, but in the end it would be Card taking the win over Young. Dickson would bring it home third completing a clean sweep of the podium for Awesomatix. 

     CanAm Touring car Young would take TQ over fellow Awesomatix drivers Card and Brian Busse. This main, much like the the 17.5 main, would see the lead swapped many times. In the end Busse would take the win by a second over Card. Young would bring it home third rounding out clean sweep number two of the podium spots. 

     USGT would see Young take TQ over up and comer Jeremy Massalou and Cory Craig. From the sound of the tone Young took off and didn’t look back. With Young riding into the sunset the spotlight then shined on forth place Awesomatix driver Jacob Schneider as he charged through the field to come home second.  Craig would round out the podium third. 

     In VTA Young would again set TQ, but it was much closer at the top. The speedy young driver, Ryan Evans driving an Awesomatix, was only a few seconds back. Massalou would qualify third. The main would again see Young charge out to a lead, but Evans would keep him honest throughout the 8 minute race. Massalou would round out the podium coming home third again.