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Jeremy Frankoski Takes Hard Earned Second at Hickory Motor Speedway

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This was Frankoski's second podium at Hickory Motor Speedway this year, the first being a win at the USAC Ford Focus "Shootout."
This was Frankoski's second podium at Hickory Motor Speedway this year, the first being a win at the USAC Ford Focus "Shootout."
"Yes, I am still working very hard to race," remarked the 24-year-old Huntersville, North Carolina driver. "The challenges I have been faced with are the same as they are for the majority of car owners in our area - it's not so much about hard work in the garage or even talent - it comes down to dollars. It is very difficult to stand out and get noticed. I just have to continue to out work, and out race, everyone when I get the opportunities."
Although Jeremy Frankoski hasn't been in a midget since April, he managed to out race nearly everyone, earning a second place finish at Hickory Motor Speedway.
Although Jeremy Frankoski hasn't been in a midget since April, he managed to out race nearly everyone, earning a second place finish at Hickory Motor Speedway.


Out work and out race is exactly what Frankoski did last weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, North Carolina. This year marks the 59th season of competition at the .363 mile Hickory Motor Speedway bullring. The speedway has been labeled as the "Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars" and "America's Most Famous Short Track."

"I haven't been in a midget since April and this is a very competitive series here, said Frankoski. "So, it is difficult to just hop in the car and hope you can be as fast as the guys running all year. We had a lot of help in the shop setting the car up and the whole Brown and Miller Racing team really came through for me. We ended up finishing second out of 15 cars. I am very thankful that Wade Brown and Brad Noffsinger gave me a ride for that race."

Frankoski's season has been divided between midgets and NASCAR late model racing. He started the season strong with a USAC Ford Focus "Shootout" victory at Hickory Motor Speedway, driving for Brown and Miller Racing. Then it was back to focusing on the late model driving for Chad McCumbee Racing at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

"I had two top-five and four top-ten finishes in six starts," says Frankoski. "Then we raced in a big UARA touring event. We had to make a carb change after qualifying, so we had to start 27th out of 27 cars. By lap 90, out of 150, I was running in the seventh position and moving forward. Unfortunately we had battery problems and had to pull in. I believe we would have ended up in the top three. But, since that last race in the late model at the end of June, we were forced to sit out due to the lack of funding.

At his youthful age, Frankoski has already inked over 15 years of racing experience to his resume, and he's used only K&N products during each of those years.

"I use the K&N air filter, filter spray, and oil filters on my race cars. They are the only filters I trust to give me the performance and reliability needed to continually run up front!"

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