Sunday, July 24, 2005
Going Home with Dad
Martin Repeats in Cochran
USCS Communications Director
COCHRAN, GA - Danny "The Hammer" Martin Jr. of Sarasota, FL won the 30-lap O'Reilly United Sprint Car Series feature race at Cochran Motor Speedway on Saturday night for the second straight year. Martin came from the seventh starting spot to take the lead with five laps to go in the Martin Structures, Inc. Schnee/ZRE.
Martin had an up and down night, as the 19-year-old driver started in the back of his heat race, worked his way up to the third spot, but spun in turn three with two laps to go. Martin came charging right back to finish fourth.
"George Gillespe at PRO Shocks gave me a new set up to try, and it really worked well for us," Martin said. "We started in the back of the heat, when to the front, and then I spun it out. We came back to finish fourth, and I knew we had something. I really love this track!"
Martin also gave his Dad, Danny Martin Sr., a nice birthday present for the second straight year. This marked the fifth win for Martin on a family special occasion like a birthday, or an anniversary. Martin earned the Huggins Cams Hard Charger of the Race Award, and was also the SpeedMart Young Gun of the Race.
Special Occasion Means Martin Wins
COCHRAN, GA - Danny Martin, Sr. had a birthday this week, todayHammer's lovely girlfriend, Jen Scarbrough was celebrating herbirthday too. Team mascot, Tucker the Travelling Sprint Car Dog beganan early celebration of his birthday too. On special occasions, Martin wins races.
Martin delivered the goods this time by winning on the fast heavybanking at Cochran Speedway for the second year in a row. Last nightKenny Adams of Malabar, Florida won. Tonight Adams finished second.Martin, Jr., Martin Sr. and Tire Man, Dewey Mixon, took the Food GradeTransport / Martin Structures / eStateTrafficSchool.com Sprinter tovictory lane again in the Peach State.
This season's road to victory was strewn with 3 blown motors, 3 failedsteering boxes, and 3 broken rear ends. There are 24 races left inthe USCS season and mechanical demons have now been cast out. Hammerout braked other competitors coming from Row 4 to take the lead on lap25 of the 30 lapper. With a Heat Index of 107 degrees, competitors and carsfought the oppressive South Georgia heat.
In a rare showing, a Ford Powered 360 Sprint Car, piloted by Carolinashoe Johnny Bridges came home in third place.
Next the series will burn rubber on the Georgia asphalt at Senoia, Georgia.See http://www.senoiaspeedway.com/ for details.
See http://www.uscsracing.com/ for details on the only winged sprint carseries that does not discriminate on the basis of racing surface.
1. Danny "The Hammer" Martin, Jr.
2. Kenny Adams
3. Johnny Bridges
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