HAMPTON, Va. – Audio, photo and story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell –
Spencer Davis is about to be a busy man over the next 36 hours.
Davis, who will compete full-time on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour this season, will pull double duty for the first time this weekend.
The 16-year-old rising star will drive his No. 79 Hillbilly Racing Coors Light/21 Means 21 Pontiac at Langley Speedway on Saturday night and then will travel to Thompson Motorsports Park for the Icebreaker 150 on Sunday afternoon.
It’s a journey that Davis has been prepping hard for leading into the weekend.
“[To prepare for double-duty], I’ve just spent some time relaxing this weekend and making sure we had all our ducks in a row,” Davis said. “Relax and get plenty of sleep, that’s for sure, because we’re going to be lacking it these next two days.”
Despite being able to race in both events, Davis will be unable to qualify for the Whelen Modified Tour race due to the conflict in scheduling. However, his Hillbilly team has a backup plan in place.
“James Civali is practicing and qualifying the car for me, you know, he’s been with the Hillbilly team for a while and when this came up he was definitely the driver that we needed to do it with,” Davis expressed. “He’s an awesome guy and he likes the same style of driving technique that I do – so he’s going to qualify and we have to go to the rear – but we should be up there at the end on Sunday.”
The Dawsonville, Ga. native will be the only driver competing in both events this weekend.
Race Chaser Online will have live coverage of Davis’ double duty throughout the weekend on our Twitter page, @RaceChaserNews.
Listen in as Spencer Davis talks double-duty from Langley Speedway on Saturday morning: