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2022 SRX Series: Meet the local All-Star drivers set to compete in the Superstar Racing Experience

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One of the most celebrated elements of the 2021 Superstar Racing Experience season was having a local All-Star car reserved for the driver representing every SRX race track at nearly every stage. The local All-Star car led to some of the most memorable and popular moments of the first SRX season, from Doug Coby winning the very first race at Stafford, to Cody Swanson going head-to-head with Tony Stewart at Eldora, to Luke Fenhouse. burst onto the national scene in Slinger.

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Ahead of the new season, the SRX is once again giving some of the best grassroots racers the opportunity to race against some of the most famous racers in the world. Some earned their shot by racing while others were named to the local All-Star roster due to their reputation and pedigree.

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Here is a list of all six riders who will be representing their courses as local stars for the 2022 Camping World SRX Series season.

Bubba Pollard – Five Flags Speedway

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Andrew “Bubba” Pollard qualified for the SRX at Five Flags Speedway through the PepperJack Kennel Twins, posting the best average of the race weekend and securing his spot. Pollard, 35, from Senoia, Georgia, has become one of the top scoring drivers in all short track races at the super late model level.

Pollard’s victories in high-profile late model races include the 2012 Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway, the 2016 All-American 400 at the Nashville Fairgrounds, the 2017 Slinger Nationals, and many more. Pollard has over 100 career wins on the latest models, with his most notable championship being the 2014 Southern Super Series crown.

Peyton Sellers – South Boston Speedway

Peyton Sellers, 38, of Danville, Virginia, a racer with extensive racing experience both locally and nationally, has become one of Southern Virginia’s greatest racers. Sellers is a six-time champion at South Boston Speedway and also won the NASCAR Weekly Series national championship in 2005 and 2021. Last year he also doubled his track championship results as he also won the title at Dominion Raceway.

Sellers’ racing pedigree extends beyond the Southern Virginia short tracks, from NASCAR to an appearance at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Sellers made 28 career starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series from 2006 to 2015, eight Truck Series starts from 2007 to 2014, and won twice in the NASCAR East and West regional tours.

Matt Hirschman – Stafford Motor Speedway

A modified rider from the north, Matt Hirschman qualified for the SRX by winning the Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway. A 39-year-old Northampton, Pennsylvania resident, Hirschman followed in the footsteps of his father, Tony Hirschman, with a glittering racing career of his own.

Hirschman has raced the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour since 2005, winning five career races and finishing second in points in 2008. Nicknamed “Big Money Matt”, Hirschman has developed a reputation for showing up and showing off in big races, most notably the Richie Evans Memorial in New Smyrna, a race he has won five times in the last six years and six times overall.

Cole Williams – Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

Cole Williams entered the SRX field thanks to a fan vote held by Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, which won a group of track champions and other winning drivers at the legendary short track. Williams, 26, of Borden, Indiana, was a NASCAR Whelen State All-American champion in Missouri before building his racing legacy at the Nashville Fairgrounds.

Williams is a two-time late model track champion having won the title in 2014 and 2016. Last year, Williams won the flagship All-American 400 track for the first time in his career. The Williams SRX opportunity will be important to him as he recently lost his car in later models with Rackley WAR

Ken Schroeder – I-55 Speedway

Through his long and storied racing career, Ken Schroeder has built a reputation for being ready to race anything, anywhere, anytime. The Fenton, Missouri native had a long history in NASCAR, being a regular in the NASCAR Cup Series from 1985 to 2006. During his Cup Series career, Schroeder had four career wins and three straight poles in the Daytona 500 from 1988 to 1990. countless races and victories at the regional and grassroots levels.

Schrader, 67, will now represent the I-55 race track, which he has co-owned for the past 20 years. Schroeder will race in the SRX after previously working as a test driver in the series.

Dave Blaney – Sharon Speedway

Along with his son and NASCAR Cup Series star Ryan Blaney, Dave Blaney will represent Sharon Speedway in the SRX season finale. The Blaney family is central to the heart of speedway, as Lou Blaney was a speedway racer and part owner before his family followed him into off-road racing in the town of Hartford, Ohio.

Nicknamed “Bullet Buckeye” in his off-road racing days, Dave Blaney was an apprentice in NASCAR from 1998 to 2014, won a Busch Series race in Charlotte in 2006 and finished third in 473 career cup starts three times. Blaney’s greatest success as a race car driver came in the World of Outlaws motoring competition, where he scored 95 career victories and became the 1995 champion. Blaney’s most notable victories include the 1993 Chili Bowl Nationals and the 1997 Knoxville Nationals.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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