Dave Daniels, Woodbridge, VA
This month's Young Racers' Club winner comes to us from Woodbridge, Virginia. Nineteen-year-old Dave Daniels has had a long history in racing dating back to 2001 when he competed in Soap Box Derby. Well, Soap Box led to karting at King George Speedway. Then the karts turned into a Legends car. The move to the Legends meant a move to Old Dominion Speedway. Daniels showed that he had the ability to win behind the wheel of not only the kart but the Legends car as well, and after two seasons he again made a move upward to the Mini-Modified division. Mini-Modifieds look like a Late Model stock car but are smaller in size, utilize lower horsepower motors, and many stock components.
Two thousand nine would be a big year for Daniels. First he graduated high school on the honor roll. Then, on the strength of 5 poles, 3 wins and 13 Top 5s in 13 races, Daniels nabbed the Mini-Modified championship at Old Dominion and Rookie of the Year title in the same year. This season has seen more of the same results. As of press time, Daniels has totaled seven wins on the year and already has clinched the 2010 Mini-Modified Championship. Could Late Models be in this young man's future?
Off the track, Daniels is attending Nova Community College, achieved a black belt in martial arts, and holds three separate welding certifications. Not too bad for a 19-year-old. Well, Dave, congratulations on the repeat championship and for being named this month's Young Racers' Club winner. A $250 gift certificate from our good friends at RHS is on its way to you!