MOORESVILLE, N.C. – official team release — Stix FX Entertainment photo —
13-year-old Mooresville, North Carolina native and Cram Racing Enterprises driver Dawson “DK” Cram was able to check off a career first on Saturday, February 7th, at Charlotte Motor Speedway (NC) as he was able to race his No. 11 FLUIDYNE High Performance/Ironstone Lane Rescue and Stables Legends Car to his first-career Young Lions division asphalt victory during the sixth round of the Winter Heat Series.
After winning his heat race, Cram started the feature from the pole position. Battling through a few restarts and some stiff competition, Cram was able to hold on to the top spot, leading all laps and taking the checkered flag first.
“We had a great practice and I was pretty confident about the car going into the heat race,” Cram said of the start to his day. “I was able to drive it to the lead and that helped put me on the pole for the feature. I was a bit nervous because there were cautions that had to keep me focused and make sure I could stay out front. There was a lot of pressure behind me, but I really wanted to win.”
“I was so pumped up when I saw the checkered flag and crossed the line,” Cram added. “A big thanks to everyone at Cram Racing Enterprises for giving me a great car. My uncle Clint and cousins CJ and Nicholas really helped out, and I have to thank them along with Tony Ferguson for stepping in to help out too. Also, a big thanks to my sponsors FLUIDYNE High Performance and Ironstone Lane Rescue and Stables. It was really cool to get my first Legends win on asphalt at Charlotte Motor Speedway.”
While celebrating his victory, internationally-accomplished racer Max Papis, who owns MPI Innovations that manufactures high quality steering wheels for racers, congratulated Cram on his win. Cram uses MPI Steering Wheels exclusively.
“I might only be 13 years old, but I have been around racing all my life, so I know who Max Papis is and what he has done in the sport,” Cram said. “He is one of my favorite race car drivers and I love using the MPI wheel. It meant a lot that he came up to me after I won to congratulate me.”
The victory, along with his strong start of the Winter Heat Series and finishes of fourth and third in the final two races, gave Cram a fourth-place finish in the final eight-race Winter Heat Series points championship.
Dawson Cram will be back behind the wheel of his No. 11 Legends ride at Concord Speedway on Saturday, March 7.
For more information on Dawson Cram, visit the all-new www.dawsoncram.com.
CREDIT: Dawson Cram Racing/Stix FX Entertainment