March 20, 2014 — Audio, photo and story by RaceChaser New York correspondent Steven Ovens — ONTARIO, NY — Kelly Hebing splashed onto the scene of the 305 Sprint Car world in 2013 under the tutelage of her legendary 360 sprint car driving father Chuck “The Cobra” Hebing.
She nearly won two different races last year at Canandaigua Motorsports Park and at the Rolling Wheels Raceway.
‘Lil Cobra’, as she is now affectionately known, will tell yourookie mistakes cost her those two wins. But don’t bet on Hebing having a sophomore slump in 2014. She is hungry for her first win and ready to go after the checkered flag in 2014.
She has a ton of talent, a great ride with Danny Willmes, a chassis and body that was donated by ESS competitor Patrick Vigneault from Foundations 55 and one of the more decorated 360 drivers in the Northeast giving her valuable advice and feedback.
Something else to look forward to in 2014 is the tremendous support she is receiving from SUNY Canton as her new primary sponsor. They have stepped up in a big way for her team this season in a deal that is a homerun for the New York based school. Hebing is a student of SUNY Canton (in graphic design) in hopes of some day lettering and wrapping racecars. To have a student of their school represent the school at racetracks all over New York State is a great fit for the team, as they have expressed in recent weeks.
SUNY Canton has been a great friend to motorsports here in the Northeast for years prior to coming onboard with Hebing.
We caught up with the driver of the SUNY Canton, Danny Willmes Enterprises, L & J Landscaping, Cook’s Contracting & Hardware, Cobra Coaches, Foundations 55 #10 at the recent Gater Racing News Motorsports Expo in Syracuse, NY.
Listen in to our interview with ‘Lil Cobra’ Kelly Hebing. Enjoy!