ABINGDON, Va. – Kres Vandyke crafted likely among the many best seasons contained inside the historic earlier of Kingsport Speedway in 2020.
That was solely a part of the story for the 40-year-old Abingdon resident.
“Our success took full dedication by my full group, earlier to and after race weekend,” Vandyke talked about. “For lots of who should win, it is good to place contained inside the work.”
So merely how good was Vandyke?
Ponder that he gained 16 races en path to his third Late Mannequin observe title and fourth Tennessee state championship. That mark included 15 straight victories.
The earlier report for single-season wins at Kingsport was 14 by Wade Day in 2000. Day serves on account of the crew chief for Vandyke. Former Kingsport Speedway racer Robbie Ferguson furthermore assisted in Vandyke’s historic 2020 run.
“We put a substantial amount of effort into getting ready our automotive, and we maintained focus and saved our nostril clear contained inside the races,” Vandyke talked about.
The chemistry between Vandyke and Day was a essential half contained inside the title run.
“Constructive, Wade is an enormous assist,” Vandyke talked about. “He’s a robust man and ex-racer who has seen the game from all sides.”
Exhausting work has under no circumstances been an issue for Vandyke.
Following the rugged path of his father, Vandyke labored contained inside the coal mines till 2015.