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K&N's Teddy Hodgdon Wins 2011 Twin State Speedway Championship

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Teddy Hodgdon's dream season included two separate track championships.
Teddy Hodgdon's dream season included two separate track championships.

For Danbury, Connecticut's Teddy Hodgdon, 2011 is the sort of "out of this world" year about which most racers spend their entire career's dreaming. The best part is that Teddy's barely double-digits old, and this year completes his fourth year of racing. This talented 10-year-old clearly has big things ahead of him.
Teddy's win rate for 2011 was an incredible 45 percent.
Teddy's win rate for 2011 was an incredible 45 percent.


"He matured over the winter as a driver and he is becoming more hands-on with the set up of the kart," his dad Ted told K&N News, "he really started to communicate with me about what the kart was doing on the track. He also started to think about race strategy, and think outside the kart during the race."

Communication and smart thinking is a recipe for success regardless of age, for Teddy they produced two track championships- one at Stafford Motor Speedway and the other coming last weekend at Twin State Speedway. The K&N sponsored kart racer took a 10 point lead into the last race of the season, making his 3rd place feature finish more than adequate to wrap up his second championship title for 2011. Overall Teddy notched 11 feature wins this year, giving him an unheard of 45 percent win rate.
Teddy's parents aren't merely highly supportive. They also keep him cool after his smoking hot season.
Teddy's parents aren't merely highly supportive. They also keep him cool after his smoking hot season.


Two other key ingredients to Teddy's success are the confidence he has in his driving skills on the track, and the two supportive parents that help him keep things in proper perspective. "Teddy is feeling great after this season," said his father, "his mom and I have emphasized that racing is a game of highs and lows, so it's better to keep a level head."

Teddy's level head and racing perseverance will be on call next season as he moves into the much tougher Jr. Outlaw Kart Division for 11 to 14 year-olds. Teddy will barely be turning 11 at the start of the 2012 season.

"At this time we are still enjoying his dream season. He is just starting to think about next year," adds dad. "Next season will definitely be a challenge for him, because he will be the youngest driver in his new division."

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