We knew he could do it. Jeremy finished first in his heat race at Roaring Knob Speedway in Markleysburg on Saturday June 2, 2011. We all had high hopes for the feature event. He started out great for the first lap or two, holding his own, when all of a sudden he started to slow down, falling behind rapidly. He came to a complete stop as the caution flag went out. Hopes were dashed. Jeremy's Fastrak Late Model broke down. It had to be towed off the track and he was out of the race having been unable to repair the car in time. Dirt track auto racing has so many ups and downs. Jeremy has been racing so well, but his late model still has some problems that need to be fixed and more money is needed to keep the late model well maintained. Many of the dirt track racers in his class have money, come from money and have numerous sponsors. For anyone starting out, be aware that it does take quite a bit of money if you want to be a serious contender on the dirt track. For those who don't have the amount of money to maintain a late model, don't expect miracles. You can be a great driver but if the dirt track car you are driving isn't competitive, you won't be either.
Jeremy will come back and we are hoping that his mechanical problems will be solved so he can get on the track and do what he does best. Drive! See you on the dirt track!