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Chris Ferguson Declared Winner of the 11th Annual Skyler Trull Memorial

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Ferguson says K&N and his other sponsors have helped to get the car "super-nice."
Ferguson says K&N and his other sponsors have helped to get the car "super-nice."
"The Carolina Clash would like to announce the official results from the Skyler Trull Memorial race," read the message from the Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina. "After post race inspections Chris Ferguson has been declared the race winner in the Dirt Late Model Series."
Chris Ferguson says he's got his new car dialed in just the way he likes it and he feels optimistic about the 2011 season.
Chris Ferguson says he's got his new car dialed in just the way he likes it and he feels optimistic about the 2011 season.


"The reason why they decided to have a post race inspection," explained the Mount Holly, North Carolina racer, "Was because of tire chemical alterations being a problem in Dirt Late Model racing. They stated before the season started that they were going to check tires, and the race winner's tires were altered, so we were declared the winner."

Tire samples were taken from qualifying and the feature event and sent to an independent laboratory for testing. The tire samples from three drivers did not conform to the American Racer Benchmark. All three drivers are currently appealing the results. Ferguson, on-the-other-hand qualified fifth out of 32 cars on legal tires, and by lap 38 in the feature, he had moved into second place before running out of time.
Ferguson claims he will always have his Dirt Late Model car equipped only with K&N Filters.
Ferguson claims he will always have his Dirt Late Model car equipped only with K&N Filters.


Ferguson says he's very optimistic about the 2011 season. "We have a lot of big races scheduled, and so far we are doing really good running against top notch competition. I'm a young driver, so I'm still learning a lot of the tracks and I feel like the more I learn, the better I get."

Ferguson began his racing career at the age of 12 in go-karts, and in only three years of competition, Chris racked up over 100 feature wins. Included in those wins were races that successfully led him to becoming a WKA Two-Time National Champion in the junior ranks.
Winning the 11th Annual Skyler Trull Memorial on legal tires was a great boost for the entire team.
Winning the 11th Annual Skyler Trull Memorial on legal tires was a great boost for the entire team.
Now for the past three years Ferguson has proudly been representing team owner Jack Starrette, in the K&N sponsored number 22 Late Model. During that period he has already amassed 17 feature wins and set several track records at both Carolina Speedway and Toccoa Speedway.

Ferguson says the team made a few changes to the chassis during the off season which has paid off so far. "We also have gained a lot of factory support," he says, "So the learning curve has sped up a good deal for us. My goals are just to win races this year. We would like to just be consistently fast enough to win all year."

"I'm excited about this new car and all my product sponsors like K&N that have helped me get this car the way it is right now. It's a fine piece and there is nothing on it that's not super nice."

Chris Ferguson Motorsports will be back competing in the Carolina Clash Series at Lancaster Motor Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina, this weekend.

"Again, we really want to thank K&N for all the backing. We support top notch products and will always have our Dirt Late Models equipped with K&N Filters."

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