Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Speedtalk MN Driver of the year

Adam Royle wins 2009 Speedtalk MN Driver of the year

December 31 2009

Northfield MN driver Adam Royle says his seventh year in a Super Late Model was "my best season, so far."

In 2009 Adam had an incredibly consistent year, he won seven feature races and his second straight point championship at Raceway Park in Shakopee MN. He also won seven features at Elko Speedway in Elko MN and was leading in the points before the "Chase" format at the end of the season, he finished third in the point standings.

He was also awarded the 2009 MN State NASCAR Whelen All-American series championship.

It takes a team effort to succeed at the race track. Brian Johnson and Adam's father Jarry Royle did a great job in the pits turning wrenches, and for the most part, the driver stayed out of the big wreck in 2009. "That way we can work on making the car faster, instead of just fixing it," said Adam.

The most memorable moment of 2009, according to Royle, was when he won the Dwain Behrens memorial race for the second time in his career. Adam grew up at the track watching Behrens race, and winning on that night means a lot to him.

Why change when things are going well? Royal says his 2010 plans are much the same as 2009. Race full-time at both Elko Speedway and Raceway Park along with running some ASA Midwest tour events.

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