Kilnís Noah Daspit wins national racing series title
By Dwayne Bremer
Sep 13, 2013, 22:30
Noah Daspit, of Kiln, recently won the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Manís Garage Weekly Racing Series title and set a new series record. Also pictured are his racing teammates, Shannon Lee and Billy Rawls.
Kiln's Noah Daspit recently won the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man's Garage Weekly Racing Series title and in the process, became the only driver to ever record a perfect score of 700 in the decade-old series.
Daspit, 43, said Thursday that winning the series was "a big honor."
"A lot of hard work goes into this," he said. "Some guys drive for a living. I just do it as a hobby. It's a lot of fun."
The series consists of 27 weeks of racing in several states.
There are more than 360 drivers who participate. The drivers hail from Texas to Florida.
The racing season is broken up into two halves.
In the first 14 weeks, drivers can accumulate points according to how they finish in races.
First place finishes are awarded 50 points.
In the last 13 weeks, drivers have the opportunity to better their performances in the first 14 weeks, with their high scores being credited to the season total.
To reach 700 points, a driver must win 14 races.
Daspit clinched the series title a few weeks ago with a victory at the St. Tammany Raceway in Lacombe.
For the season, Daspit had 14 wins, 25 top-five finishes, and 27 top- 10 finishes.
"I did not win every race, but I did enough to get to 700 points," he said.
Daspit said he gives a lot of credit for his season to teammates Shannon Lee and Billy Rawls.
"It was a team effort," he said.