Spencer Davis made just his second trip to Indianapolis this past weekend to compete in the ARCA/CRA Super Series Fall Brawl. Despite battling an ill-handling racecar throughout the weekend, the Dawsonville, Georgia native was able to persevere and head home with an 11th-place finish.
“We struggled all weekend with handling issues and still it plagued us on the race, too,” Davis said. “We pitted one time and made a really big swing at the car, but it wound up being too loose all day during the race. It’s a struggle whenever you’re that far off.”
While Davis is a racecar driver and always wants more, he was able to leave Indy knowing that his Freddie Query-led team learned a lot about their race car. As a driver, he also was able to gain experience racing against many of the drivers he’ll be racing against during the prestigious Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway (IN) on October 11.
“We’ve been to Indy one time when I raced Pro Late Models full-time and we had a real strong finish there,” said Davis. “We went back there this time to run on the tires that CRA runs on and run against the people we’ll race against at the Winchester 400. The main deal to go out there was to have a good finish. We got a pretty decent one, but we always learn so that was one good thing.”
With many big Super Late Model events such as the Winchester 400 and Snowball Derby on the horizon, Davis said that he’s glad to be back behind the wheel of a Late Model on a more regular basis.
“I’m happy to be back racing Late Models and racing at tracks I really love going to,” Davis stated. “It’s really cool to have Freddie Query as my crew chief. He’s a really decorated veteran of asphalt Late Model racing and racing in general. It’s really cool to have someone with that much experience. Having the people around me that we have is awesome.”
This upcoming weekend Davis will step away from the Super Late Model to make his fourth career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start with NTS Motorsports at Dover International Speedway (DE).
In three starts so far, the 16-year-old has recorded two top-five and three top-10 finishes. That has him pumped up to visit one of the most popular tracks on the circuit, “The Monster Mile.”
“I’m really, really excited to go to Dover,” Davis said. “I’ve heard a lot of really cool things about that track. It looks like a really fun driver’s track, especially with the team I’m going with and the momentum we have going into that race. It’s going to be really fun.”
Later in the weekend, Davis will make an attempt at winning the prestigious Martinsville 300 Late Model Stock Car event at Martinsville Speedway (VA).
For more information on Spencer Davis, visit www.spencer-davis.net and follow him on Twitter at @SpencerDavis_29.