From Dawson Cram PR: MOORESVILLE, Nc. (February 10th, 2015) – 13-year-old Mooresville, North Carolina, native and Cram Racing Enterprises driver Dawson “DK” Cram was able to check off a career first on Saturday, February 7th, at Charlotte Motor Speedway (NC) as he was able to race his No. 11 FLUIDYNE High Performance / Ironstone Lane Rescue and Stables Legends Car to his first-career Young Lions division asphalt victory during the sixth round of the Winter Heat Series.
After winning his heat race, Cram started the feature from the pole position. Battling through a few restarts and some stiff competition, Cram was able to hold on to the top spot, leading all laps and taking the checkered flag first.
While celebrating his victory, internationally-accomplished racer Max Papis, who owns MPI Innovations that manufactures high quality steering wheels for racers, congratulated Cram on his win. Cram uses MPI Steering Wheels exclusively.
The victory, along with his strong start of the Winter Heat Series as well as finishing fourth and third in the final-two races gave Cram a fourth-place finish in the final eight-race Winter Heat Series points championship.
Dawson Cram Quotes
About the victory – “We had a great practice and I was pretty confident about the car going into the heat race. I was able to drive it to the lead and that helped put me on the pole for the feature. I was a bit nervous because there were cautions that had to keep me focused and make sure I could stay out front. There was a lot of pressure behind me, but I really wanted to win. I was so pumped up when I saw the checkered flag and crossed the line. A big thanks to everyone at Cram Racing Enterprises for giving me a great car. My uncle Clint and cousins CJ and Nicholas really helped out, and I have to thank them along with Tony Ferguson for stepping in to help out too. Also, a big thanks to my sponsors FLUIDYNE High Performance and Ironstone Lane Rescue and Stables. It was really cool to get my first Legends win on asphalt at Charlotte Motor Speedway.”
Excited to the Max – “I might only be 13 years old, but I have been around racing all my life, so I know who Max Papis is and what he has done in the sport. He is one of my favorite race car drivers and I love using the MPI wheel. It meant a lot that he came up to me after I won to congratulate me.”
Key communications – “If I had to name one thing that helped me get the win and fourth in the Winter Heat points, I would have to say it was communication. I have really worked hard on telling my team what my car was doing during practice, and that gave them what they needed to make the car handle the way I wanted it to. That gave me confidence this year, and confidence leads to performance.”
Dawson Cram will be back behind the wheel of his No. 11 Legends ride at Concord Speedway on Saturday, March 7th.
For more information on Dawson Cram, including media availability, contact Kimberly Cram of Cram Racing Enterprises at (704) 609-4608 or email@example.com, and make sure to keep up to date on his racing career at the all-new www.dawsoncram.com and like him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dawsoncram.
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