GRACIE TROTTER PREPARES FOR SEASON FINALE AT HICKORY MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Thursday, November 8th, 2018
TEENAGE ACE SEEKS STRONG FINISH TO 2018 SEASON
(Denver, NC) November 7, 2018 (for immediate release):
Fresh off her experience at the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine in Florida, rookie Super Late Model driver Gracie Trotter heads to Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway this weekend for her final race of this season, the PASS Mason-Dixon Mega Meltdown 200. Gracie will drive her Bond Suss Racing-prepared #2 TRD/Calico Coatings Toyota Camry.
Gracie was one of 12 female and/or ethnically diverse drivers invited to the talent evaluation, with an opportunity to be part of the 2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity class on the line. With the announcement of the winners still to come, Gracie is now focused on finishing her rookie super late model season on a high note at Hickory.
The Mega Meltdown, an afternoon race which will see the PASS Super Late Model National Champion crowned, is a race that the young Toyota Racing Development standout competed in last year as well. In 2017, Gracie won the Last Chance qualifier, started 21st and moved all the way up to 7th place before a late-race incident ended her night on lap 250. But there are significant differences in this year’s event. “They’ve changed it to 200 laps from 300. Also, last year we ran the crate motor and this year we will be running the built motor. It’s a lot of horsepower difference and it’s more physically demanding,” Gracie explains. “I have a little bit of nervousness because I don’t know what to expect.”
Currently sitting 6th in the PASS South Tour points standings, Gracie’s set an important goal for this final race of her rookie season, as well as her future. “I’m focusing on…a good qualifying run,” she says. “My new goal is to get my personal fastest time at Hickory. I feel like I’ve really learned a lot this year, and I’ll take that into next year and be even better.”
The 13th Annual PASS Mason Dixon Mega Meltdown 200 goes green at Hickory Motor Speedway this Saturday afternoon. Racing begins at 1:30 PM EST, with qualifying at 11:45 AM. If you can’t be there in person, you can watch the event on Speed51.com (PPV). Live timing and scoring is available at www.race-monitor.com.
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