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Brenden Queen With Momentum Going into East Carolina On The Hunt For First Win

Brendan Queen during practice at this years Thanksgiving All-Star Classic. (Photo: Justin Kern/The Weekly Racer)

Just like in your traditional stick and ball sports, momentum is a huge factor on the racing surface. String a few good races together and your driver feels unstoppable behind the wheel. Have mechanical failures and a few wrecks and they are sitting in the shop wondering why in the hell they actually even do this in the first place… Okay that’s probably a bit of an exaggeration but you get my point! Coming off one of the best years in this young drivers young Late Model career, Brenden Queen has been rolling through this post-season with momentum on his side.

Finishing third in points at his home track of Langley Speedway, Brenden Queen entered this season as somewhat of an underdog. That’s not saying the kid cant drive but lets be real with our selves; just eighteen years old, third year in a Late Model Stock Car, and no wins under his belt going up against some of the best in business. Who, not only have been at it as long as he has been alive, but have just about won everything there is to win. Think that has stopped Queen… Nope!

Queen has certainly turned heads this season with his third place finish at one of the toughest short tracks in the region when it comes to competition. Not good enough for you, what about battling for the lead during the Hampton Heat with thirty plus drivers fighting for $10,000 – Queen would ultimately finish 8th. If that is not enough for you, Queen managed a sixth place finish in the Virginia State points and 80th in the entire nation for Div. I.

Driver Brenden Queen has been pretty busy this “post-season” running all of the major trophy races and doing quite well I might add, (Martinsville – 22nd, Myrtle Beach – 6th after qualifying outside pole, Southern National – 10th). Looking to cary that momentum into this weekends Ronnie Barnette Memorial 200 at East Carolina Motor Speedway. “I really felt like when we were at East Carolina before these other two races that it was going start our momentum,” Queen said. “I felt like we really had a fast car. I do think we have some momentum going back, still looking for our first win and I’ve never raced at the track but I feel like I’ve picked up quick at it.”

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American Red Cross 250 at East Carolina Motor Speedway

IMG_3040Robersonville, NC(July 11, 2014) Finally a Friday not plagued with rain and thunderstorms! Forecast models early on in the week looked pretty gloom as a large cell was working its way through the western part of Virginia & the Carolina’s! Luckily this system got here a little sooner than experts expected and assaulted the Hampton Roads and south-eastern Virginia region. Friday morning conditions look favorable for a trip, so we packed up the car and headed toward the banked tri-oval of East Carolina Motor Speedway.

On deck for the evening, make-up races and events from the past two events that were cancelled due to mother nature! The American Red Cross were on site for those who wished to donate blood, the Mini Stocks still had their 50 lap Mayhem race to run, and last but certainly not least it was Whelen Night, not to mention two pretty close battles for the points lead. Jeff Shiflett held a 12 point lead going into this race over Deac McCaskill, who practically dropped off the face of racing there for a bit. The other tight battle was in the Street Stock division as last weeks featured driver Jesse Council held just a two point lead over the #902 of Kevin Benton!
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