Michael Dabney Jr. Accepts Honors For 2010 Racing Accomplishments
MOORESVILLE, January 31, 2011: It may not have been the championship, but for rising Crandall, Texas sensation Michael Dabney Jr., recently being in Charlotte, North Carolina for his accomplishments in the Legend Car Series (LCS) in 2010 was enough to motivate the young pilot towards further reaching his dream of competing in one the premier series of NASCAR.
Dabney Jr., a full-time employee for Mooresville, North Carolina-based Turner Motorsports isn’t shy when it comes to the pressure to perform; let alone trying to set the foundation for his future. Despite lack of funding, Dabney Jr., was able to enjoy a solid 2010 racing season which awarded him with eight wins and 19 top-10s in 30 races.
Competing at Texas Motor Speedway, Red Rivers (Tx.) Speedway, Houston Motorsports Park, Monroe (La.) Motor Speedway and Charlotte (N.C.) Speedway, Dabney Jr., utilized his outings to also finish fourth in the Texas Summer Stampede, eighth overall in the national standings and a noteworthy third in the Texas State standings.
“To overcome all the circumstances we faced in 2010, I am humbled to finish eighth overall in the championship standings,” said Dabney Jr., whose been racing since 1996. “We finished second overall in 2009 (INEX Asphalt Legends) but the changes and challenges we faced this past season forced a whole new spectrum for the Dabney Racing team. We still won races and still had a presence. Unfortunately, circumstances beyond our control kept us from backing up our performance from 2009. Still, I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who supported me and allowed me to race.”
After several successful seasons of racing in the Legend Car Series mainly in the State of Texas, Dabney Jr., recently packed his bag and all of his belongings and made the trek to Mooresville, North Carolina notably dubbed the “Race City USA.”
Through determination and the willingness to learn, Dabney Jr., is hoping to utilize the tools of his new home as a way of not only putting his foot in the door but hopefully create the opportunity to strengthen his already impressive racing resume.
“Hopefully with some luck, I’ll be racing a late-model or testing an ARCA car at some point in 2011,” the 21-year old sounded. “I still have the Legend Car and I’m planning a limited schedule there, we just haven’t picked out the races yet. I’m grateful for all the welcomed arms when I made the move to North Carolina and have the opportunity to work for a respectable organization like Turner Motorsports makes the move feel right.”
He added, “I’m here to learn though. I know I would like to be in some type of race car every week, but I’m patient. I’m going to take my time and still race this year when I can but more importantly try and set my future because being a successful race car driver is the exact reason I moved to North Carolina.”