The second edition of the new feature being rolled out here on the Premier Source for Legends news online, LegendsNation.com, is now released. This is a list, in no particular order, of drivers across the Legend Car community that are drivers to keep an eye on. We call this list, “LN’s Hotshoes of the Week” and it is presented by LJ Dezigns out of Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Eddie Fatscher (Young Lion) :
- The current 2016 Legends Young Lions Asphalt overall point leader got back in victory lane in a big way this past Tuesday night at the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway (NC). Fatscher had not won a race in almost a month, but that has mostly been due to the fact he was finishing up school in New York. Last week, Fatscher scored a second place on Monday night and then parked the Steven Ross Motorsports #51 in victory lane Tuesday for his first career win at the Shootout. If the early season momentum gets going again, Fatscher could be tough to tame the remainder of the summer.
Donavin Wiest (Pro) :
- Three wins, a second place and even a flip have been the story for Donavin Wiest over the past week and half. Wiest has been as hot this month as the weather with 5 wins in June, a second place finish after he had to start in the back, and even flipped a car during the 2016 Dakota Legends Dirt Tour. Wiest was victorious at Tri-County Speedway and River City Speedway over the weekend in the upper Midwest.
Cameron Morga (Pro) :
- Currently sitting in the third overall position in the 2016 Pro Asphalt National Points is Morga. This past weekend he added to his 13-100 point wins on the season at Irwindale Speedway (CA). The 3rd Generation Driver, led by Peyton Saxton, has scored big wins at Las Vegas’ Bullring and the road course layout this year. Morga has also scored a win at Meridian Speedway in Idaho and will be a factor for the overall championship as the season heats up with the summer weather.
Tim Brockhouse (Master) :
- The first driver to make the list twice is no surprise. Tim Brockhouse took home the 6th Annual Dakota Legends Dirt Tour championship a week ago with two race wins, a second place and a fifth place result in the four race championship. Brockhouse also took home a brand new chassis from U.S. Legend Cars for his championship. In his last event on Friday at Hawkeye Downs Speedway (IA) he finished 2nd overall in a 20-car field and placed first in Masters to claim the INEX Regional Qualifier. The summer is just heating up and it appears, so is Brockhouse.
How does it work?
- The answer is fairly simple. Each week, LN receives several polls voted on by individuals with knowledge of Legend car racing either by promoting events, running race tracks, media members of the sport or other various knowledgeable positions. This list will change weekly and is not a ranking system. All Legend car drivers from every aspect of the sport, asphalt, dirt, road racing are included in the decisions. The members of the voting panel will change weekly and we look forward to more people joining the panel. The initial list is brief in detail, but going forward more information and stats will be included.
What is the Fan Vote?
- Each week LN will open the social media universe with a special link for a driver to be voted on by the fans, sponsors, family members and other peers to be included on the list as the Fan Vote winner. There are no special qualifications except the driver needs to be active and a Legend car driver as the highest form of racing. The fan vote will begin this week!
Why the name “Hotshoes”?
- “I think the question answers itself,” LN’s owner Brian Nagy stated. “Daniel Hemric is one of the all-time greats when it comes to Legend car racing, and the Hotshoe name is very well known in the circles as well. So, what better way to connect a driver that many look up to and try to emulate than Hemric, so I felt it was a fitting name for the list.”
How does a driver make the voting poll?
- There is no set list of drivers that can be voted on. EVERY Legend car driver is eligible each week, and it comes down to the panel and who they think is a driver that has been on top of his or her game and is one to watch. We felt it was best to avoid the ranking system as to not alienate anyone, and keep an open rotating list that is fresh each week. We want drivers to want to be on this list going forward.
How did it come about?
- After several discussions with Lee Jordan, owner of LJ Dezigns, LN and Lee worked out details to get a fresh idea and Legend car drivers noticed for their accomplishments. Several ongoing talks were had, and the Hotshoe list was finally pulled together. Lee is a great supporter of Legend car racing and has a very good reputation among the community not only as a driver, but a successful businessman with his design company.
The future number of competitors on the list may change depending on the votes that come in. Check back next week to see who makes the Hotshoe List!